bris·​ket | \ ˈbri-skət How to pronounce brisket (audio) \

Definition of brisket

: the breast or lower chest of a quadruped animal also : a cut of beef from the brisket — see beef illustration

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This community event will be full of live music and barbecue, including brisket, ribs and chicken, as well as desserts and sides. Anchorage Daily News, "Independence Day 2019 events around Alaska," 3 July 2019 Serve these up at your backyard cookout to go with your favorite brisket, ribs and smokehouse sausage, and see if family and friends try to talk you into opening your own barbecue joint. Dallas News, "Fort Worth's Heim Barbecue shares recipes for the perfect cookout side dishes," 1 July 2019 The compound’s centerpiece is a large, circular stone fire pit, on which chefs sear briskets, ribs and other meats over open flame before finishing them with the more typical slow smoking. Julia Thompson, USA TODAY, "Cooking over open flame: These are some of our favorite restaurants that use fire," 27 June 2019 But with changing eating habits and the explosion of new barbecue restaurants, Sam gradually expanded and modernized Demetri’s menu, including the addition of low-carb specials featuring chicken fillet, beef brisket, or smoked tuna. Eric Velasco,, "Learn the decades-old secrets of this Homewood barbecue joint," 24 June 2019 For an additional $25 per person, guests can enjoy smoked brisket at the carving station. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Sunday is Father’s Day. Have you made your dinner reservations yet?," 11 June 2019 The menu includes smoked brisket, pulled pork and BBQ chicken wings as well as vegan and vegetarian options. Hal Boedeker,, "‘Caddyshack’ to opera: Enzian shows its range," 10 June 2019 This year’s menu includes smoked brisket, Jersey tomato BLT with fried egg, seafood omelet, and Belgian waffles with fresh Jersey fruit. Adrienne Jordan, National Geographic, "7 sky-high dining experiences around the world," 25 Apr. 2019 At O’Gara’s at the Fair, located on the southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street Jamm’in Brisket Grilled Cheese: Slow-smoked brisket, red onion jam, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses and RC’s hot BBQ sauce. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair’s new foods include grits, lamb chops, duck wings and lots on a stick," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of brisket

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brisket

Middle English brusket; akin to Old English brēost breast

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Medical Definition of brisket

: the breast or lower chest of a quadruped animal

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