If you can’t stand the heat, then heck, just embrace it. This May, celebrate National Barbecue Month in style and enjoy the culinary art that embraces the spirit of friends, family, and fun in the sun. With techniques including smoking, roasting, baking, braising and grilling, barbecuing offers endless possibilities to fire up your favorite dish and satisfy all as you kick off summer. Note: No one is really sure when barbecuing was first invented. It has evolved over time to become the more social event now common, however its origins are unknown.