Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Go for the Burn: Authentic Jamaican Jerk at Home

Go for the Burn: Authentic Jamaican Jerk at Home

Photo by Rob Baas. As anyone who has eaten real-deal Jamaican jerk can tell you, it hurts. Smoke gets in your eyes and Scotch bonnet chiles scorch your gullet. Gary Feblowitz explains. “You need to sweat while you’re eating jerk,” says my new friend (we met on the set of Project Smoke) and go-to guy for indispensable jerk supplies. An Emmy award-winning videographer (you’ve seen his work on the Discovery Channel and PBS), Feblowitz is one of jerk’s most zealous evangelists. The license plate...

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Smoked Eggs for Easter and Passover

Smoked Eggs for Easter and Passover

Photo by Richard Dallett. “Eggs are meant for smoking,” observes Rene Redzepi. Yes, that Redzepi—chef-owner of Denmark’s celebrated Noma—named World’s Best Restaurant three out of the past four years by San Pellegrino. The accomplishment is all the more remarkable for the fact that the kitchen uses only ingredients found within a 50 kilometer (a little over 30 miles) radius of Copenhagen. On a visit to Noma last April, I enjoyed quail eggs smoked with birch wood and hay and lightly pickled with rosehip...

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Barbecue Indoors: Breville Smart Grill™ Sweepstakes

Barbecue Indoors: Breville Smart Grill™ Sweepstakes

Bad weather, fire restrictions, or condo confines got you down? Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win one of the best indoor grills ever. Master indoor grilling with the Breville Smart Grill™. This indoor grill features non-stick, dishwasher-safe plates, six height settings, a temperature responsive LCD display, and an integrated drip tray. The grill also unfolds flat to provide a large cooking surface. Enter below for a chance to win one! ...

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What Is It? Marinade Turbocharger

What Is It? Marinade Turbocharger

Genghis Khan’s warriors rode with raw meat under their saddles to tenderize their steaks. You have a better option. You can use an acid-based marinade, for example. Or sever meat fibers by mechanical means using a sharp-needled tenderizer (sometimes called a Jaccard). The Best of Barbecue Marinade Turbocharger combines both techniques. Its 48 spring-loaded razor-sharp needles deeply penetrate the meat, cutting through tough muscle while creating channels...

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What I’m Grilling Now: Smoke-Roasted Chicken

What I’m Grilling Now: Smoke-Roasted Chicken

This is the second in a series I recently introduced on Barbecuebible.com called What I’m Grilling Now. No exotic dishes from my travels around Planet Barbecue. No icons of barbecue, with the attendant disputes: charcoal versus wood; dry rub versus wet; mustard versus vinegar sauce, etc. Just what I, Steven Raichlen, am grilling now—at home, for my family, without a special trip to the market. In other words, what Raichlen cooks on a normal weeknight using ingredients from the pantry or fridge. “The...

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

After the winter much of the country has experienced, it’s hard to believe spring will ever arrive. But on March 20, spring does officially return, and with it the promise of grilling in your shirtsleeves, not in a parka. Which brings us to spring cleaning your grill—a good practice even if you’ve been grilling all winter. Last year we told you how to prep your charcoal grill or smoker for the grilling season. This time, the focus is on gas grills. Spring cleaning:...

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What Is It? Grid Lifter

What Is It? Grid Lifter

You know the scenario. Your grill is burning along, but at some point you’ll need to lift the grate to add fresh charcoal or soaked wood chips for smoking. Not only is it screaming hot—it’s also unwieldy—especially if it’s one of the handle-less grates commonly found on ceramic kamado cookers. Enter the grid lifter, a.k.a. grate grabber, which lifts the grill grate without putting your hands at risk. Depress the handle to lower the lift...

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Behind the Scenes on the Set of Project Smoke

Behind the Scenes on the Set of Project Smoke

“Quiet on the set, please. Cameras rolling. ACTION!” With these words, our Director of Photography, Richard Dallett, launched the taping of Steven Raichlen’s next Public Television show, Project Smoke. Three months ago, Project Smoke was barely an idea. (That idea was to do for smoking and smokers what Primal Grill did for grilling.) By nightfall, February 20, a crew of 20 checked into our home for the next two weeks—the scenic JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa on the...

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