Klinger's BBQ Sauce

Mark Klinger and his Old Fashion BBQ Sauce. - Christi Baron
Mark Klinger and his Old Fashion BBQ Sauce.
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It was about 10 years ago that Mark Klinger started perfecting his barbecue sauce for baby back ribs. As family and friends tried it, they all said "You should market this stuff."
Klinger, who has lived in Forks for eight years, says he just likes to play around in the kitchen and has created a sauce for pork and one for chicken.
The recipe is a secret and Klinger admits that when he is whipping up a batch no one is allowed in the kitchen, not even his mother. The only hint he gives is that the process includes three stages.
One of Klinger's hobbies is flying his ultra light over Forks. He currently has it for sale, hoping that the funds will provide what he needs to seriously get his barbecue sauce business off the ground.
So far just family and friends have sampled the sauce. Klinger said, "I have not had one person not like it." To actually go in to production he will need to use a commercial kitchen. He hopes to offer it soon at the farmers market.
Down the line if Kraft Foods should call, he would be open to selling his secret recipe. For questions or more information about Klinger's barbecue sauce, contact him at 374-2452.


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