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Grilled and Smoked: Super Bowl LI

Grilled and Smoked: Super Bowl LI

Top left photo by Richard Dallett; top right and bottom left by Lucy Schaeffer. The suspense is over: The New England Patriots will face the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI (that’s 51 if your recall of Roman numerals is rusty) on Sunday, February 5, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. If you’re among the estimated 45 million Americans who will be hosting game day festivities at your house, the party planning can now begin in earnest. Super Bowl Sunday is, after all, one of the biggest eating days of the year, second only to Thanksgiving....

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Celebrate Grilled Cheese: Halloumi

Celebrate Grilled Cheese: Halloumi

Here’s something to go with the presidential inauguration: According to Foodimentary, today has been declared National Cheese Lover’s Day. It’s an easy holiday to love, granting permission to American cheese beasts to indulge in one or more of their favorite cheeses. Perhaps your cravings are satisfied by the processed cellophane-wrapped singles of your youth. Or maybe you’ve graduated to runny and pungent washed rind cheeses such as Italy’s Taleggio or Red Hawk from...

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Monroe County-Style Pork Steaks

Monroe County-Style Pork Steaks

All photos by Rob Baas. Project Smoke fire wrangler Rob Baas needs no introduction. Not to anyone who has watched him fire up our grills on the set of Project Smoke. Not to anyone who has read his excellent blog posts on BarbecueBible.com or enjoyed his mouthwatering photos on Instagram and Facebook. What you may not know about Rob is that he’s a native of Kentucky. We asked him to write about the best Kentucky barbecue you’ve never heard of. Get ready...

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Strategies and Recipes for Healthy Grilling and Smoking

Strategies and Recipes for Healthy Grilling and Smoking

Photo by Rob Baas. Whether you’ve resolved to shed a few pounds picked up during the holidays or have committed to making lasting lifestyle changes, your grill or smoker can be an invaluable ally. We know what you’re thinking—that some of barbecue’s most ardent practitioners are more Buddha-like than buff, that the only thing “shredded” at their table is the pulled pork. (We watch BBQ Pitmasters, too.) But chalk that up to overindulgence or bad genes. The truth is, live fire cooking is actually...

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Steven Raichlen Predicts Barbecue Trends for 2017, Part 2

Steven Raichlen Predicts Barbecue Trends for 2017, Part 2

Last week we posted seven of Raichlen’s predictions for barbecue trends in 2017. Here are six more exciting trends. New steaks: This one pops up on my list every year, but the truth is, in our insatiable appetite for beef, we keep discovering (or rediscovering) new steaks. Had your fill of T-bones and rib-eyes? Make way for baseball steaks, Vegas strips, and spinalis dorsi, aka rib-eye cap, and more. Big flavor and an even bigger break on the price. Check out our two-part series here and here. Tomahawk everything:...

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Steven Raichlen Predicts Barbecue Trends for 2017

Steven Raichlen Predicts Barbecue Trends for 2017

Beer-can breakfast burgers. Photo by Richard Dallett. A new year already? You know what that means: It’s time for Raichlen’s predictions for barbecue trends in 2017. The good news? More people are cooking a wider range of foods on a more diverse selection of grills and smokers, using more interesting fuels and flavorings than ever before. The bad news? There is no bad news. Just more great grilling and smoking for the year to come. And now, some of those trends: [caption id="attachment_15336" align="alignnone" width="480"] Left...

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The Top 10 Recipes of 2016

The Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Photos by Richard Dallett. 2016 was a very full year, with the release of the Project Smoke cookbook and a book tour, the launch of Project Smoke Season Two, lots of great eating—and tons of new recipes on the site. Besides the ones we already revealed as our most popular recipes of all time, these recipes were tops on BarbecueBible.com during 2016. Barbecued Pork Belly Bacon is about smoke and salt. Barbecue is about smoke and spice. They join forces in this barbecued pork belly. What is most remarkable about this sizzling, spice-crusted barbecued...

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Raichlen’s (Mostly New) Best Barbecue and Grilling Restaurants of 2016

Raichlen’s (Mostly New) Best Barbecue and Grilling Restaurants of 2016

It’s tough work, as the cliche goes, but someone has to do it. Part of my job—one of the best parts—is keeping tabs on the best new barbecue and grill restaurants. 2016 has been a banner year for live-fire cooking. The Grillworks wood burner has become the new stove in restaurants from New York to California. Elsewhere, chefs have taken a giant step backwards, installing wood-burning hearths that would have been at home in colonial kitchens. Here are a dozen of my favorite new restaurants for 2016. Boston/Cambridge: The Smoke Shop It’s about time. Boston chef Andy Husbands has had a...

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