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Sandwiches Hit the Grill!

More popular than ever, nearly every food culture in the world has its own take on sandwiches. My favorite grilled sandwiches—no surprise—feature grilled or smoked components.

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Celebrate National Bratwurst Day!

Bratwurst have become a staple of American cuisine, with grilled brats topping the list of favorite summer foods for many. August 16th is the official National Bratwurst Day – how will YOU be celebrating?

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How to Buy A Smoker, Part 1

If you’d like to take the next step toward grilling enlightenment, fall is a good time to do it. The right smoker for you depends on your experience, goals, budget, and how many people you usually cook for—collectively called your smoker personality.

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Breakfast Moves to the Grill

One of the great pleasures in life for an early riser is to watch the sun rise with a cup of coffee in hand and a gentle curl of smoke rising from the grill or smoker. A peaceful grill session free from distraction is a wonderful way to start your day. Try it for yourself with these recipes.

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Sizzling and Sexy: Grilling with a Plancha

Nearly every cooking culture on Planet Barbecue has a historical relationship with cooking on a flat piece of metal analogous to a griddle, often over an open fire, but none more than Spain and their plancha.

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From the BBQ Blog

Sandwiches Hit the Grill

It’s been called Britain’s greatest contribution to gastronomy. I speak, of course, of the sandwich, invented in the 18th century when the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, commanded his valet to bring him roast beef pinioned between two slabs of bread so he could eat while gambling. Whether...

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Celebrate National Bratwurst Day!

How to Buy A Smoker, Part 1

Breakfast Moves to the Grill



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