6.05.2011

Ribs, Ribs, Ribs and Cake

I have a friend who generously takes me out to dinner for my birthday. This year because she's a great cook, I requested a home cooked meal instead. I suggested burgers. But my friend, Patria, who is as obsessed with cooking as I am with gardening gave me an inspired feast instead. She had recently watched an episode of Anne Burrell's show Secret's of a Restaurant Chef and made Dry Rubbed Ribs with Vinegar BBQ Sauce.
There are regional variations of ribs. The most common are Kansas City, Memphis, St. Louis, Carolina, and Texas. However, I’ve had deliciously smoked ribs outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Some people prefer wet BBQ sauce to a dry rub. I'm not sure if I've had dry rubbed ribs before. I'm not a sophisticated eater, just a hungry one.
 
Hurray for inspiration, great friends, lots of leftovers and cake!



















10 comments:

  1. And hurray for a beautifully happy birthday. May this be a _wonderful_ year for you :)

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  2. Happy Birthday! I saw that episode of Anne Burrell's show too and was tempted to try the dry rub. (I always make my own "wet" BBQ sauce.) Glad to hear you enjoyed it, guess we WILL have to try it! Have a great birthday month!

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  3. OMG, yum! Here's to good friends who cook. And happy birthday!

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  4. @GWGT - Thanks Donna! Feeling very fortunate
    @Patricia - Thanks for the well wishes for a good year!
    @Cathy and Steve - Thank you! Good luck with the dry rub.
    @Stacy - Cheers for friends who cook and thanks much!

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  5. I found your blog as I hopped from site to site this afternoon, specifically from your comment on Greggo's site. As I looked through your posts. .I just HAD to say that I am very jealous!! HCG is my favorite nursery. .and I have ordered lots of their plants. I think it would be great fun to visit in person. .so LUCKY you!! Happy belated birthday to you!

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  6. @Melanie - Thanks for the wishes. I keep all of my catalogs from HCG even though the SF Greenhouses is so close by. I dogear the pages of plants I want to try or to remind me of what I've planted that's not being sold anymore. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. What a wonderful way to spend your birthday. The food looks delicious and I love cake.

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  8. Dry-rubbed ribs are a big hit with me when I go to Memphis. Seeing them in pictures made me hungry.

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  9. @Lee - the ribs were so tender and flaky!

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