The Legend of Alabama White Sauce & Recipe

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As a member of the casting team of Home Town, I had to watch what was going on Home Town Takeover. Eddie Jackson from the Food Network stopped to help some Wetumpka, Alabama bar & restaurant owners with his special spin on a burger with a touch of Alabama White Sauce. I had to know the story of this legendary sauce which I’d never heard about.

History of Alabama White Sauce

Seven days a week, folks from all around make the pilgrimage to the port city of Decatur, Ala., to discover the wonders of a magical liquid concoction known simply as “Alabama white sauce.”

Decatur, a city of about 55,000 people on the banks of the Tennessee River in North Alabama, is considered the birthplace of that famous barbecue sauce, and one of its favorite sons, a towering railroad man aptly named “Big” Bob Gibson, is the one who originated the recipe nearly a century ago.

So, among connoisseurs and curiosity-seekers alike, a visit to either of the two locations of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur is like going to the promised land.

“Big Bob Gibson is a destination,” says Chris Lilly, a world champion barbecue pitmaster who is married to a great-granddaughter of the legendary Gibson. “At any time, if you go out into the Big Bob Gibson parking lot, you see license plates from all over. READ MORE

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Restaurant featured on Home Town Takeover was Coaches Corner.