Another clue into the mind of a Q'r
"In order to appreciate barbecue as a leisure-time activity, it is critical to understand the relationship between the barbecue smoker and the hammock. It was the Carib custom for a hunter or fisherman to retire to his hammock for as many days as he had been out hunting or fishing in order to recover his strength. There in the hammock, he would wait for his meat or fish to slowly smoke to perfection.
An incredulous French observer once reported that: "A Caribbee has been known, on returning home from fishing fatigued and pressed with hunger, to have the patience to wait the roasting of a fish on a wooden grate fixed two feet above the ground, over a fire so small as sometimes to require the whole day to dress it." That a hungry man could relax in a hammock all day waiting for his dinner to be properly smoked was obviously something of a mystery to the Europeans. But this delicious form of patience is something that modern barbecue lovers can completely understand."
This was written by Robb Walsh.
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In Search of Smoke