The martyrdom of St. Lawrence as depicted by Caravaggio

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In this age of barbecue’s expansion and experimentation we see cuts of meat enter the smoker that have never previously been even figments of barbecue culture. But, there’s one protein that has gone largely ignored in real life, but has a rich history in art and film – human flesh. Saint Lawrence of Rome is the closest thing we have to a patron saint of pitmasters. He was roasted on a spit in 258 and,…