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Kick Off Grilling Season With Barbecue And Rhubarb

Bring on summer grilling season! Lynn Schwartzberg talks about what makes great barbecue, and Chef Daniel Orr cooks with rhubarb.

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When people eat ribs, I often hear I just took a bite and the whole thing fell off and the bone was in my hand. And I say, Boy, that wouldn’t get a very high score.

Lynn Schwartzberg is an official judge for the Kansas City Barbecue Society. She comes in today to talk about characteristics of really great barbecue. She explains why that falling-off-the-bone rib doesn’t meet the standard.

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And in the kitchen, Chef Daniel Orr uses rhubarb to make a spread that would be nice on a cheese plate and a sauce to drizzle over fresh strawberries.

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Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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