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A Grilled Feast for Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo—May 5—and tonight, Mexican-themed restaurants and bars will be crowded with American revelers who are not quite sure what they are celebrating. But why let the facts get between you and some great grilled Mexican food?

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Tips for Buying a Grill or Smoker

“Which grill should I buy?” is one of the most frequently asked questions on the Barbecue Board. Unfortunately, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” answer. Here are eight questions to ask yourself before you make your purchase.

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Home-Smoked Pastrami

America is experiencing a pastrami renaissance with soulfully cured, assertively spiced smoked meat turning up at top barbecue joints across the country. Darkly crusted with crushed coriander seed and fiery with black pepper.

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The Best Cheeses for Grilling

Congress has designated April “Grilled Cheese Month.” (Good to know our elected representatives are doing something useful.) So there’s no better time to point out that there’s grilled cheese, and then there’s grilled cheese.

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What Is Grass-Fed Beef?

What exactly is grass-fed beef and how does it differ from conventional beef? Why should you consider buying it the next time you fire up your grill or smoker? Are there any special techniques you need to cook it?

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From the BBQ Blog

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Grilled Feast

Today is Cinco de Mayo—May 5—and tonight, Mexican-themed restaurants and bars will be crowded with American revelers who are not quite sure what they are celebrating. If queried, many would say they’re honoring Mexico’s Independence Day. (Sorry, but that’s actually September 16.) For the record, Cinco de Mayo marks the anniversary...

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Buying a Grill or Smoker? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Home-Smoked Pastrami, Part 1

The Best Cheeses for Grilling



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