I am a great admirer of the Texas Pepper Jelly grand master, Craig Sharry. Craig is a man who really knows his stuff when it comes to good Texas cooking, particularly with barbecue.
Craig is a member of TGCBCA (Texas Gulf Coast Barbecue Cooker’s Association), a past officer for the organization, and is the current webmaster for the TGCBCA website.
In 2006-2007, Craig was TGCBCA’s Cook of the Year, and this year he’s ranked #5 – with only four more events till the season ends.
BBQ cookers were Craig’s first customers, and the Texas Pepper Jelly website and blog both encourage serious barbecue lovers to use his products in cookers everywhere. Craig is developing a bbq sauce himself, and it will be ready to sell before long. If his BBQ sauce is anywhere as delicious as his pepper jellies, I know in ADVANCE that it will be a huge hit!
Craig’s Texas Pepper Jelly site and blog have a longstanding connection with Texas BBQ Rub; it is their rub that’s sold on our Pepper Jelly website. I’ve tried it, and boy, is it ever YUMMY!
Back in January, Craig was Grand Champion at the San Antonio Rodeo BBQ Cookoff, which is the third largest “sanctioned” event in the USA. He beat 225 teams for that honor!
Just this weekend, in fact, Craig was competing in yet another BBQ competition, and if I were a gambling woman, I’d bet big that he’ll come back home another winner!
As for me, well, I can’t WAIT until Craig starts selling his barbecue sauce! Everything else on the Texas Pepper Jelly site is so awesomely, exceptionally, wonderfully delicious, that I know before I even taste it that his BBQ sauce will be the best in the universe.
Yes, Craig Sharry is a remarkable man and an awesome cook, and I have nothing but the utmost respect and liking for him. Like Tony the Tiger, Craig is GRRRRRRRRREATTT!