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Summertime Barbeque Smoke Out

  If you are like me, you would agree that summertime is the best time for cooking. With the gorgeous weather, cooking and eating outdoors just can’t be beat. All of the bountiful produce from the ...

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Smoked Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce will Scare your Taste Buds

A friend recently suggested I watch the Gordon Ramsey episode of Hot Ones on YouTube, and I laughed as the celebrated chef worked his way through a series of hot wings doused in hot sauce, getting ...

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How to Make Mouth-Watering BBQ Chicken

One of my family’s absolute favorite, finger-lickin’ dinners consists of BBQ chicken, baked beans, braised collard greens and cornbread. This meal is the ultimate plate of soul food and leaves us ...

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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Salmon: DIY Hot Smoked Salmon

  Last time I went grocery shopping, the salmon looked really fresh, so I bought a couple extra portions. I had no idea what I was going to do with them at the time, but I couldn’t resist the ...

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Smoke and the City

Food and fire. It’s primal; it’s a dance; it’s carbons bursting to life! It’s a skill. Taming live fire and manipulating it in such a way that the food you’ve placed on top of, beneath, or beside ...

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Smoking a Turkey on a Grill

I am currently testing a new grill by Rosle, and what better way to put a grill to the test than by smoking a turkey?

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Grilling Season Kick-Off

Imagine the hot summer sun beating down on your neck, a cold beer in your hand and the smell of freshly lit charcoal filling the air. Despite the recent winter blast, grilling season is just around ...

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Cooking Like our Ancestors

Last Sunday, I taught a class on charcuterie. It was a great opportunity to see that people are considering this style of cooking at home, rather than just going to a restaurant and ordering ...

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Divine Swine

I had cured a piece of pork belly a couple of weeks ago and I finished it yesterday on my Big Green Egg with a Guinness glaze that I had made just for that special piece of pig. The glaze you can ...

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Speck-tacular Cured Meat

I was watching No Reservations (Anthony Bourdain's show on the Travel Channel) last night and was reminded of the wonderful creation known as speck. Anthony was touring through Vienna, Austria and ...

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