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Tips from BBQ Bootcamp Part 2

Tips from BBQ Bootcamp Part 2

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: the time when we shed our scarves, break out the patio furniture, and gear up for some glorious summer grilling. If you’ve been avoiding your grill since the first signs of winter, or simply need a brush-up on your technique, below is Part 2 of my favorite grilling tips to help you kick off the season the right way. (For Part 1 click here.) 7. Boiling ribs is a rookie mistake Never, EVER boil...

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What It’s Like On A Barbecue Book Tour

What It’s Like On A Barbecue Book Tour

Taking his newest book (Barbecue Sauces, Rub and Marinades—Bastes, Butter, and Glazes, Too) on the road, Steven Raichlen gives an inside look into what it's like to catch 4 am flights and grill hop from one city to the next, meet with wonderful fans like you and take recommendations on must-try food spots and new recipes. Q: How do you choose where you eat in a city you're visiting? Recommendations, random choice, or reviews on the Internet? SR: Often I call the local restaurant...

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Join the Grill Masters Club

Join the Grill Masters Club

This post is brought to you by Grill Masters Club, which provided advertising support. Are you a budding barbecue and grilling enthusiast looking to improve your skills on the grill? Or a veteran grillmaster stuck in a rut using the same recipes every week? Or maybe you’re just someone searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift for the barbecue and grilling-obsessed dad in your life. Enter Grill Masters Club. Grill Masters Club offers...

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Budget Grilling: Three Barbecue Bashes on the Cheap

Budget Grilling: Three Barbecue Bashes on the Cheap

Whether you’re entertaining houseguests for a long weekend, hosting twenty of your closest friends for a cookout, or trying to stick to a family food budget, here are ideas for backyard barbecues that won’t break the bank or burn through your money. Invite the gang over for breakfast or brunch: Not every party has to start after 5 p.m. In fact, breakfast or brunch often works out better for everyone—especially families—as most of the afternoon and evening are free for other things. And it can...

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New Season of Project Smoke to Premiere

New Season of Project Smoke to Premiere

Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke, the first how-to series to focus on smoking virtually every type of food, will premiere its third season on public television starting Memorial Day weekend. Project Smoke stars live-fire cooking expert and author Steven Raichlen and is presented by Maryland Public Television. Project Smoke brings the art of smoking and grilling from the competitive barbecue circuit to the American backyard. The new season was...

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Tips from BBQ Bootcamp

Tips from BBQ Bootcamp

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: the time when we shed our scarves, break out the patio furniture, and gear up for some glorious summer grilling. If you’ve been avoiding your grill since the first signs of winter, or simply need a brush-up on your technique, below are a few of my favorite grilling tips to help you kick off the season the right way. (Below is Part 1 of 2, for Part 2 click here.) 1. Control the fire, don’t let it control you ...

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Project Smoke Season 2 Launches Memorial Day Weekend, Coming to a PBS Station Near You

Project Smoke Season 2 Launches Memorial Day Weekend, Coming to a PBS Station Near You

Photos by Richard Dallett. It’s official! After months of planning, shooting, and editing, season 2 of Steven Raichlen’s popular Project Smoke launches on Public Television this Memorial Day weekend. This year’s show is even smokier and more insanely mouth-watering than ever. In Project Smoke 2 Steven focuses on foods—and drinks—you never dreamed you could smoke. From sangria made with fire-charred fruit to a luscious smoked chocolate bread pudding. From hay-smoked mozzarella...

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Three Raichlen EBooks for $2.99 Each During May

Three Raichlen EBooks for $2.99 Each During May

To celebrate the release of Project Smoke (in stores wherever books and ebooks are sold on May 10) and National Barbecue Month, my publisher is offering three of my classic ebooks for $2.99 each. Whether you own these in paperback or not, now’s the time to add the cookbooks to your digital collection, to carry with you on your eReader, mobile phone or tablet. The deal ends May 31, so don't delay! You can find links to purchase the ebooks at any of your favorite retailers through the...

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My Year in Barbecue

My Year in Barbecue

2016 already? It seems like the past year went up in smoke. Which it did for me quite literally. Books. TV shows. Barbecue University. And lots of travel. All perfumed by the intoxicating scent of wood smoke. January: In November 2014, the phrase “smoking is the new grilling” popped into my head. And with that, the concept for my new public television series, Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke, came into being. For a nation obsessed with grilling—as we’ve been for the last decade—smoking is the next frontier. Project Smoke’s mission would be to bring smoking from America’s barbecue belt to everyman’s backyard. January was a whirlwind of preparing...

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Barbecue Hall of Fame: Acceptance Speech

Barbecue Hall of Fame: Acceptance Speech

On October 3, the American Royal Association announced the 2015 class of inductees to the Barbecue Hall of Fame. And I was lucky enough to be one of them. The formal induction ceremony took place on the main stage of the American Royal World Series of Barbecue® event at Arrowhead Stadium. I certainly was in good company. My fellow inductees were Big Green Egg founder, Ed Fisher, and Kansas City Baron of Barbecue, Paul Kirk. So many of you shared your...

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