New Zealand’s BBQ War is bringing the heat — and the ink

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: May 17, 2024 6:49 PM CT | Published: May 17, 2024 3:50 PM CT

BBQ War is the team that traveled the farthest for this year’s MIM, and despite the team’s name, they’re making new friends left and right. But what they really want are the bragging rights.


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Joshua Carlucci

Joshua Carlucci

Joshua Carlucci is a food writer and professional cook from rural Central California. He is a Memphis transplant by way of New Orleans and New York City. He has a bachelor’s in English from UC Berkeley, a culinary diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education and is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Memphis.


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