Cooking a whole hog over a pit takes a long time — about 12 hours, give or take – and it is strenuous work.
James Beard Award winner Rodney Scott, 49, should know. He's been barbecuing whole hogs for decades. Over the years, he's learned how to keep himself going through the marathon working hours.
"While I'm cooking I would be listening to tunes, and that kind of helped me get through the long, 12-hour cooks."