Roasting vs Barbecue - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between roasting and barbecue
is that roasting
is while barbecue
is to cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.
As nouns the difference between roasting and barbecue
is that roasting
is the act by which something is roasted while barbecue
is a fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
As an adjective roasting
is very hot.
- The day started out cool, but by noon it was roasting
The act by which something is roasted.
* 1885 , Henry Marion Howe, Copper smelting (page 15)
- These elements are expelled more completely by a large number of comparatively incomplete roastings (alternated, of course, with smeltings) than by a smaller number of extremely thorough roastings
* BBQ (informal abbreviation)
* bar-be-que, bar-b-que (informal forms based on the abbreviation)
* (meat) 'cue, 'que, que (informal shortenings)
A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
A meal or event highlighted by food cooked in such an apparatus.
- We cooked our food on the barbecue .
Meat, especially pork or beef, which has been cooked in such an apparatus (i.e. smoked over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels) and then chopped up or shredded.
- We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.
(dated) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
A floor on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
* 2000 , Andrew Gerald Gravette, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean , page 227:
- She ordered a plate of barbecue with a side of slaw.
- Drying the coffee beans took place in a barbecue , basically a large, flat platform, where the pulped coffee beans could be laid out and turned as they dried. Barbecues were often walled around and raised above ground level.
* (grill) braai (South African English), buccan, compare grill
* (event) braai (South African English), cookout
* barbecue sauce
To cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.