Food & Drink

Ribs are a great treat for tailgating

What a sight to see! Slabs of ribs on the grill, in the oven or being cooked in a pan on top of the stove.

Pork contains more fat than any other meat and is consequently more difficult to digest. But it's higher in fuel value. Pork must always be thoroughly cooked. The pig is more completely utilized than any other animal. Almost every bit -- from the snout to the tail -- is edible, prepared in one form or another.

This is tailgating season, when everyone can share good food while enjoying the football games. I'll share a few favorite rib recipes that would be great for your next gameday event.

Port Royal resident Ervena Faulkner is a retired educator who has always had an interest in food and nutrition. Email her at