“The Soul Sauce”
Around 30 years ago when I was on my hunt for the best BBQ in America, I was traveling on a back road in rural Mississippi and came across an old black man sitting beside his rusty well worn 55 gallon barrel cooker with smoke leaking from all sides. He was cooking what I soon found out were some of the best tasting pork spare ribs I had ever put in my mouth..
His name was Mr Pembroke. As I sat there nibbling on some ribs and dipping them in his sauce, I immediately knew I needed to get the recipe for his sweet, somewhat tangy, sauce.
I asked about the sauce and Mr Pembroke told me that only one other person, beside himself, had the recipe and knew how to put the ingredients together to get the flavor of this sauce.
After a couple of hours talking about BBQ and about his growing up on the Mississippi Delta, Mr Pembroke graciously decided to share with me the secret for making his sauce. Mr Pembroke wrote down the ingredients, but more importantly the process of cooking and putting the ingredients together.
All my family and some of my select friends, thank Mr Pembroke for sharing his BBQ sauce recipe that we now call “The Soul Sauce”