By Hilary Merzbacher and Tara Bench
For ultimate grilling fans only -- give a membership or trip to the North Carolina BBQ Society Boot Camp. Attendees will become Certified BBQ Judges and enjoy personal time with pit masters cooking up the classics. Your gift will be kept quiet until it is given and then the lucky recipient will enjoy a subscription to the NCBS Pig Tales newsletter among other membership perks. Three camps are offered in 2014: The Piedmont Camp at Winston Salem, NC, May 16-17, the Mountain Camp at Banner Elk, NC, July 18-19, and the Coastal Camp at Wilmington, NC, September 26-27.