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North Carolina won the barbecue showdown against South Carolina on The Today Show this week.
I knew we were in trouble when Al Roker mispronounced the name of our pitmaster, the Lowcountry's own Jimmy Hagood of Charleston's BlackJack Barbecue.
That would be HAY-good, not HAG-ood.
Anyway, it's no disgrace to lose to Ed Mitchell from The Pit in Raleigh, N.C.
Here are some recipes from the MSNBC Web site.