Kids hone cooking skills and more at barbecue contest

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 07, 2021 11:48 AM CT | Published: November 06, 2021 3:50 PM CT

‘If nothing else, you learn patience with barbecue because it takes a long time to cook,’ said Melissa Cookston, organizer of the World Junior Barbecue League Championship.

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Frida Qi

Frida Qi is a business reporter covering public companies, transportation and logistics, banking and finance in Memphis. She previously interned or worked part time at Reuters, Investigative Reporters and Editors, CalMatters, Columbia Missourian, SupChina, and other news organizations. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, and is a fan of cooking, tennis and traveling. 


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