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The Barbecue Sauces of Europe

Some of the best barbecue sauces you may have never heard of, from Europe: Italian salsa verde, French rouille, Spanish romesco, and German currywurst sauce.

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Food Dude: Thomas Keller

Welcome to our latest series on barbecuebible.com—Food Dudes—featuring interviews with the movers and shakers of the food world, excerpted from Man Made Meals.

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A Guide to Offset Barrel Smokers

Nothing establishes your street cred as pit master who means business like an offset barrel smoker, a.k.a. horizontal smoker, pipe smoker, or “stick-burner.”

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Battle of the Hibachis

When it comes to providing maximum grilling efficiency in minimal space, few grills can beat the direct, concentrated, blast-furnace heat of the Japanese-style tabletop grill known in the West as the hibachi.

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The World’s Best Hot Dog

This is a true story. My grandfather, Sam Raichlen (known to all by his nickname “Dear”), loved food like a man possessed. His last food request was for a hot dog—but no ordinary dog. See his “Dear” dog recipe.

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The Barbecue Sauces of Europe

A sauce has the power to transform the simplest grilled seafood or chicken into an event. You now know about regional American barbecue sauces and the sauces of South America. Today, we look at some of the best grilling condiments you may have never heard of: the barbecue sauces of Europe. Salsa Verde (Italy): Don’t confuse this one with Mexico’s tomatillo-based sauce of the same name. Italy’s...

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Food Dude: Thomas Keller

A Guide to Offset Barrel Smokers



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