Barbeque cooking has come a long way from incinerated sausages on a hotplate. Celebrating the smoky arts of outdoor cooking is at the heart of the Yak Ales Barbecue Festival, an event making its Perth debut in April after three years in Melbourne. American barbeque competition veterans Memphis Barbecue Co. (Mississippi) and Sugarfire Smoke House (St Louis) are headlining the inaugural Perth festival which also features a strong line-up of locals.

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