I admit to boiling ribs before..........
Saurkraut and ribs that is, it's an old world dish and pretty good too. And yep, it is best as a cold weather food.
I am not sure, but I think that there is a commercial process that boils/steams ribs and then adds liquid smoke and other BBQ sause flavors to it. Sold in "finer restraunts" Yeh, right, give me a smoke stained brick and wood BBQ dive any day!
I won't knock anyones cooking too much, it is not like I never screwed up anything in my life, and I'll never know when I might be really hungry.