Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible


Caveman T-bone hits the Today Show

Caveman T-bone hits the Today Show
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If you happened to be walking by Rockefeller Plaza at around 8:40 a.m. on June 29, you witnessed a strange sight: a guy cooking bible-thick steaks on a bed of blazing charcoal–without even using a grill grate. It was Steven, bringing his Caveman T-bones–and the Ultimate Grilling Contest–to the Today Show. Matt Lauer was intrigued–so intrigued, he whacked off a 1 inch slice of the steak even before Steven had time to prepare the hellfire hot sauce. (To watch the show, click HERE.

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The secret to this singular dish? You cook the steaks right in the embers. Just like our prehistoric ancestors did a half million years ago. See a video HERE that shows you how to do it.

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There’s more to ember-grilling than pure showmanship. (Although you should never underestimate the importance of looking cool at the grill.) The surface charring gives the steak a savory crust and smoke flavor you just can’t get on a conventional grill.

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Where there’s smoke, there the fire. Here’s Steven with the NBC fire wranglers–on hand to keep things safe.

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