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Operation BBQ Relief

Operation BBQ Relief

On May 20th, a monster F-4 tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, destroying homes, schools, and businesses in seconds, killing 24 people, and devastating the lives of tens of thousands more. Within 24 hours, Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) was serving hot meals to the survivors and the first responders on hand to help. Founded in May, 2011, OBR has served slow-smoked, made-from-scratch barbecue to hundreds of thousands survivors of hurricane Sandy in New York (see photo, above), wildfires in Colorado Springs,...

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Get Ready for Memorial Day!

Get Ready for Memorial Day!

Memorial Day weekend is almost here! You may not be surprised to learn that this is the second biggest grilling day of the year (eclipsed only by the Fourth of July). According to the HPBA (Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association), 56 percent of Americans will fire up their grills. As for the other 44 percent, well, someone has to bring the beer. What may surprise you is that for some Americans, Memorial Day marks the start of barbecue season. Not for this barbecue community,...

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The Sound of Barbecue

The Sound of Barbecue

And you thought I have the dream job! Corporate team builder by day, guitarist-song writer in his spare time, Chris Cassone has turned his twin obsessions for smoked meat and music into a song that has people all over the barbecue circuit stomping their feet: My Baby Loves Barbecue. “I wrote it for my girlfriend, a Los Angeles TV producer who thought 'barbecue' meant grilled hamburgers,” recalls the 62-year-old musician, who lives in Patterson, New York. “I took her to a real...

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Brand New BarbecueBible.com Heating Up!

Brand New BarbecueBible.com Heating Up!

Dear friends, It’s about time! Things have been heating up behind the scenes at BarbecueBible.com. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our totally redesigned, radically-improved, completely awesome, new Barbecue Bible web site. We’ve worked hard to deliver a complete update of this website. We'll now be able to offer you more eye-opening barbecue news, more indispensable tips and techniques, and more irresistible grilling and smoking recipes. At the same time, we want to shine the spotlight even more on our fantastic...

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Sneak Peek of Steven’s Kitchen

Sneak Peek of Steven’s Kitchen

Photo Credit: Charles Miller/Fine Cooking magazine You've probably seen pictures of my "burn zone" (the outdoor area where I do my smoking and grilling). But what about my indoor kitchen? A few months ago, we invited a photographer from Fine Cooking magazine to our home in Miami for a photo profile of our kitchen. (Believe it or not, on rare occasions, I do cook indoors.) You can read about our kitchen -- and how it relates to...

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Green Meets Grill

Green Meets Grill

No, I haven't gone over to the dark side. But I did recently publish a vegetarian barbecue book -- in French in Quebec, where believe it or not, I have a French language TV show on barbecuing and grilling called Le Maitre du Grill. The book may be for the French-speaking visitors to BarbecueBible.com, but vegetarian grilling is for all of us. According to a recent New York Times story, while only 5 percent of Americans embrace a vegetarian diet...

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