A Kentucky Barbecue, 1897, by John James Audubon

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Wild Turkey by John James Audubon

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The famous wildlife artist also loved barbecue. Here is purely romantic tale of a Kentucky barbecue that reads like a story of courtly love. “Each comely fair one, clad in pure white, is seen advancing under the protection of her sturdy lover, the neighing of their prancing steeds proclaiming how proud they are of their burden. The youthful riders leap from their seats, and the horses are speedily secured by twisting their bridles round a branch. As the youth of Kentucky lightly and gayly advanced towards the barbecue, they resembled a procession of nymphs and disguised divinities…” Read Audubon’s complete story here.