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8 Tips for Gold Plate Tailgating

Wherever you host your tailgating party, the food must impress. Here’s a glimpse of my playbook.

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In Praise of Pork Shoulder: How to Buy It

Not all pork shoulders are equal, and to get the biggest bang for the buck, you need to know about anatomy, animal husbandry, seasoning and grilling techniques and gear.

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Win a $100 Gift Certificate to Nueske’s

To celebrate National Pork Month, Nueske’s is giving away three $100 gift certificates, so you can order all the smoked bacon, ham, sausage, ribs, or chops you want.

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Food Dude: Stanley Tucci

“I’m completely food-obsessed,” says Tucci, who attributes his passion for cooking and eating to his parents and his grandparents, who were born in Calabria, Italy.

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“Secreto”: The Best Kept Secret in Barbecue

My find was a package of pork labeled “Secreto Ibérico de Bellota”—the “secret” cut from one of Spain’s acorn-fattened pigs. Bellota means acorn in Spanish. But what exactly is secreto?

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From the BBQ Blog

In Praise of Pork Shoulder, Part 1: How to Buy It

The pork shoulder has everything a grill or smoke master could wish for. Heft. Flavor. Affordability. And remarkable ease of preparation. Although a whole pork shoulder tips the scale at 14 to 18 pounds and a Boston butt (the top half of the shoulder—the cut most commonly sold at the supermarket) at 5 to 7 pounds, this large hunk ’o meat always comes out tender. And that’s true whether you smoke, indirect grill, or spit-roast it—methods commonly used by hog-o-holics around Planet Barbecue. But not all pork shoulders...

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Enter for a Chance to Win One of Three $100 Gift Certificates for Nueske’s Smoked Meats

Food Dude: Stanley Tucci

“Secreto”: The Best Kept Secret in Barbecue



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