Memories of Yesteryear BBQ Class

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February 7th – 9th, 2020

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January 3rd – 5th, 2020

In a time less complicated, when men barbecued out of necessity more than out of desire, BBQing was a way of life. It wasn’t done because of competitions or to be the next food trend, it was done to be able to feed families, large ones, cheaply. The cheapest meat on a farm was pork. This class will cover what my Dad, Jack Mixon, first taught me about BBQ, and that was open pit cooking. I have constructed an identical replica of my family’s original masonry pits and fire barrel. I’ll cover selection of woods and starting of fires with lightered knots in the traditional manner. You’ll go with me to my meat purveyor, Elmer Yoder, Yoder’s Butcher Block, to select our whole hog, shoulders and ribs. Not only will we be doing open pit cooking , but we will also be preparing traditional South Georgia side dishes from start to finish, including Brunswick stew, cole slaw, potato salad, and homemade desserts.

We’ll load the fire barrel and shovel coals all night, listening to grease sizzle on the embers, as it fills the air with aromas from days gone by. When the cooking is finished and the sides prepared, dinner on the grounds will begin. Fellowship, knowledge, and good food will have been shared.

Because this will be a more intimate setting than my other classes, I’m only taking 15 guests. This is not a competition class. You’ll be learning a method of cooking that is almost forgotten. If you love nostalgia and home cooking, join me!

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Hotels & Lodging:

The Retreat of Southern Bridle Farms 478-396-5947 or 478-952-1658

Fruits of Vienna 229-947-3401

Jewell of Vienna 229-521-1074

Travelodge 101 Robert St., Unadilla, GA 31091 478-627-3261


The closest airport is Atlanta GA, 120 miles North of Unadilla GA

Address: 2732 Pine St., Unadilla, GA 31091

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Myron Mixon has been a fixture on television cooking shows for many years. He has hosted, judged and competed on some of the most popular BBQ shows, appearing on Destination America, TLC, CBS, Travel Channel, Versus Network, History Channel, and many others.

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