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In Time for Father’s Day: 5 Great Recipes for Grilled Steak

In Time for Father’s Day: 5 Great Recipes for Grilled Steak

George Stephens, Sr. fabricated the first prototype of his iconic Weber kettle grill in 1952. My family didn’t get the memo until the 1970s, meaning that all the steaks that ended up on our table were cooked on a grill with a lidless shallow fire pan. I recall the grill grate could be raised or lowered via a crank-operated center stem over the coals, but only by a couple of inches. Consequently, everything was direct grilled. And my father did steaks one way and one way only—hot, fast, and well done, seasoned...

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10 Awesome Gift Ideas for Dad on Father’s Day

10 Awesome Gift Ideas for Dad on Father’s Day

Compared to moms, dads are notoriously difficult to shop for. One thing’s for sure: a bouquet of flowers won’t cut it. But if your father enjoys grilling or barbecuing (and few dads don’t), you don’t need to stress out. Which brings us to one of our most popular blogs of the year: our annual Father’s Day Gift Guide. We’re publishing it well in advance of June 18th this year, to give you a full month to shop for a gift for that most important man in your life. And if you’re a father yourself and see anything here you’d like . . . well, no one would blame you for printing out this list and...

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BBQ Festivals You Won’t Want To Miss

BBQ Festivals You Won’t Want To Miss

To celebrate National Barbecue Month, we recently invited you via social media to share with us your favorite organized barbecue festivals, contests, and cookouts. Thanks to you, we learned about events from the Carolinas to California, from Texas to Tennessee. All summer long, amateur and professional pit masters will be cooking up a storm, barbecuing ribs, brats, brisket, chicken, and more. Hopefully, a cloud of blue smoke will be settling over your town in the weeks to come. Check out the list we compiled from your suggestions. And if we missed anything important, let us know! Taste of the Carolinas Timing: April...

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Project Smoke Quiz: Sauces and Marinades

Project Smoke Quiz: Sauces and Marinades

Do you know your barbecue sauces and marinades from around the United States and the world? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.

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Celebrate Sauces Barbecue Bible Sweepstakes

Celebrate Sauces Barbecue Bible Sweepstakes

This May, we are celebrating Steven’s new book with a sweepstakes! From now through June 5, 2017, enter below for a chance to win a copy of Steven’s new Barbecue Sauces, Rubs and Marinades book, a sleek 20" Arteflame One Series grill, plus a handy Marinade Spray Bottle & Marinade Turbocharger from Best of Barbecue! Fundamental to Steven’s big flavor approach to live-fire cooking are his sauces, rubs, spice pastes, and marinades, which endow ordinary meats and seafood...

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JUST RELEASED! Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades

JUST RELEASED! Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades

You’re likely well-acquainted with Steven Raichlen’s larger than life approach to live-fire cooking. He never misses an opportunity to add flavor using world-influenced sauces, wet and dry rubs, spice pastes, brines, slathers, marinades, glazes, cures, and singular condiments. Never has interest been keener in the components that take grilled and barbecued foods from good to great. Want to know his secrets? We are thrilled to announce the release today of Steven’s latest book, Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades—Bastes, Butters,...

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Grills We Love

Grills We Love: Arteflame

Grills We Love: Arteflame

If the mythic gods of fire had an earthly temple, the Arteflame grill could serve as its baptismal font. Its design, at once primeval and modern, symbolizes mankind’s relationship with the awesome power of fire. Company founder Michiel Schuitemaker, a charismatic, self-described “serial entrepreneur,” developed this singular grill to fill a need: When hosting barbecues, he longed for a stylish but functional grill that didn’t force him to turn his back...

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Barbecue University™

My Favorite Rib Recipe, Plus 8 Tips for Righteous Ribs

My Favorite Rib Recipe, Plus 8 Tips for Righteous Ribs

Twelve years ago this month, I began working for Steven Raichlen, the world’s foremost authority on international grilling and barbecue. My first major project was testing recipes for Raichlen on Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs (now titled Best Ribs Ever). My brand-new Weber Performer—I didn’t own a smoker in those days—and I turned out slab after slab of ribs during the spring of 2005, which I would vacuum seal and pack with frozen gel packs...

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