Southern Barbecue

Barbecue, the art of slow-cooking meat over an open wood fire, is one of the most popular types of food in southern cuisine. Here, pork ribs roast slowly over hot coals on a grill. In Alabama, barbecue shares influences from the Carolinas and Tennessee as well as developing its own traditions.

Courtesy of the Birmingham News. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Photograph by Bernard Troncale.