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Revealed: My Most Popular Burger Recipes

Revealed: My Most Popular Burger Recipes

Reprinted from The Barbecue! Bible. Photo copyright © Ben Fink. Independence Day is just around the corner, meaning millions of Americans will take to their backyards for a stars-and-stripes-themed barbecue. In fact, July Fourth is the number one grilling holiday, reports the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA). And the most popular food for grilling—no surprise—is burgers. Eighty-five percent of the people polled by HPBA preferred burgers to hot dogs, chicken, and even steak. Booya! There is an art to grilling...

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Menu for a Spectacular 4th of July Barbecue

Menu for a Spectacular 4th of July Barbecue

Top two photos by Richard Dallett. I’ve been on tour since early May promoting my latest book, Project Smoke. It’s been exhausting, but exhilarating. Atlanta. Austin. Boston. Denver. New York. Miami. Phoenix. Philadelphia. Portland. Salt Lake City. And so on. My first thought most mornings is, “Where am I?” But on the morning of July 4, I know exactly where I’ll be—in my own bed. Because Independence Day is a command performance in the Raichlen family. (Seriously, no excuses.) Every...

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The Raichlen 4th of July Menu

The Raichlen 4th of July Menu

They get me when the first veterans march by. World War II vets, white-haired but proud, followed by the men and women who served in Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, and now Afghanistan and Iraq. It’s the Independence Day parade in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, and I can’t seem to keep my eyes dry. I’ve celebrated July 4th in a lot of places (including overseas), but there’s nothing like a small town parade to make you feel proud and American. Independence Day barbecues are a venerable American tradition. When a triumphant George Washington...

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A Red, White, and Blue BBQ for a New England-Style July 4th

A Red, White, and Blue BBQ for a New England-Style July 4th

Happy July 4th! After nearly three months on the road (book tour and new book research), I’ll be home with my family. That means Martha’s Vineyard—just in time for our fantastic small town (but very big-hearted) Independence Day parade up Main Street in Edgartown, followed by fireworks over the harbor viewed from the beach. For dinner this year, we’re planning a twist on a New England classic: grill-top clambake. Traditional clambake is cooked...

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! Steven and Barbara, Nancy, and the staff at Workman Publishing wish you a patriotic, safe, happy, and delectable Fourth of July!

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4TH OF JULY MENU, PART 4

A 4TH OF JULY MENU, PART IV: BLUEBERRY CRUMBLEIt's the final installment of our countdown to the day when our obsession is made manifest all across the nation. Being the devoted grillers that we are, we must up the ante by grilling all the way through the menu. Time for dessert. BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE My wife Barbara has a passion for the tiny, sweet, incredibly fragrant low bush blueberries harvested in Maine at the end of July and the beginning...

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4th of July Menu, Part 3

A 4TH OF JULY MENU, PART III: RED, WHITE AND BLUE POTATO SALAD & COLE SLAW THE JOE'S STONE CRAB WAY Welcome to Part Three of our Independence Day menu. This week, we're rounding up a couple of patriotic sides--an easy vinegar-based slaw and a smoky potato salad. RED, WHITE AND BLUE POTATO SALAD Blue potatoes come to us by way of Peru (although they're now grown in the United States), and their blue hue nevers fails to delight. Many supermarkets...

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A 4th of July Menu, Part II: Lone Star Beef Ribs with Bare Bones Barbecue Sauce

A 4TH OF JULY MENU, PART II: LONE STAR RIBS WITH BARE BONES BARBECUE SAUCE On Tuesday, we kicked off our Independence Day countdown with some spicy jalapeno shrimp kabobs. This week, we're turning to the, er, meat of the matter with some of the biggest bones around. LONE STAR RIBS WITH BARE BONES BARBECUE SAUCE When it comes to ribs, Texas lies at the opposite end of the spectrum from Kansas City or Memphis. Texans prepare ribs with simple seasonings...

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A 4th of July Menu, Part I: Jalapeno Shrimp Skewers

A 4TH OF JULY MENU, PART I: JALAPENO SHRIMP SKEWERS In anticipation of July 4th, I've put together an all-star Independence Day menu--it's what we'll be grilling this summer. Not that you need an excuse to break out the grill: If you're like many of our readers, every day is grill day, 24-7-365. I'll be rolling out the recipes on Tuesdays and Thursdays over the next two weeks, so check back in for the next installments. And now (drum roll, please)...

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JULY 4TH

HAPPY JULY 4TH FROM THE RAICHLENS

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