Congratulations to Yazoo's Delta Q for taking Grand Champion at the World Championship of Barbecue. Yazoo's Delta Q is the Stubbs Bar-B-Q team, and run by female pitmaster Melissa Cookston.
I had the pleasure of meeting Kurt Koegler, president of Stubb's Bar-B-Q. Kurt and I shout out via twitter and thought it would be nice to meet face to face at Memphis in May.
I used a sample of his Honey-Pecan sauce in a cooking demo I did on the Char-Broil tent. I also put to rest a question I've always had about Stubb's sauces. I wanted to know if the man on their label, C.B. Stubblefield, was a real person.
"Absolutely," said Kurt. "A lot of people don't believe that. Even when Stubb senior was still alive, people doubted it, until he'd come out and talk. He had an incredible presence."
You heard it here. And to further prove their birthright, they just won the World Championship.