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Grilled Sushi?

Grilled Sushi? Our new favorite North American restaurant isn't a barbecue joint. It's the very antithesis of live fire cooking--an uber-hip, sushi centric restaurant in Boston's old leather district called O-Ya. But despite the predominance of raw seafood, O-Ya makes ingenious use of live fire. Pictured above: O-Ya founder Tim Cushman (right), Steven, and chef Hiroyuki "Hiro" Konish from Japan. So what's the deal with the blowtorch? Turns...

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Planet Barbecue in Production

Planet Barbecue in Production It's official. Steven turned in the Planet Barbecue last month and the book is officially in production. From time to time, we'll update you on Steven's favorite barbecue finds around Planet Barbecue. This stop, Bangkok, Thailand, where Steven ate some of the best pork sate in the city at Chong Kee Restaurant in Chinatown. Here's Steven with Chong Kee owner Vichai Lumlerokit. Yes, Vichai has grilled sate for the royal...

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Sate: The Southeast Asian shish kebab

Sate: The Southeast Asian shish kebab Some of the best comes from Thailand--in particular from the Chong Kee restaurant in Bangkok's Chinatown. Sates sizzle away on a charcoal burning grill. Note how the narrow width of the grill keeps the skewers from burning.

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Steven in Cambodia

Steven in Cambodia Steven's Planet Barbecue tour continues. Next stop--Cambodia, where Steven grills with Sarun Pich, a chef at the fabulous Amansana resort in Siem Reap. Here Sarun demonstrates how to grill local catfish, which have been stuffed with lemongrass and ginger. A sampler of Cambodian grilled masterpieces includes (left to right) Cambodian grilled chicken, pork and chilies grilled in banana leaves, grilled pork ribs, grilled...

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Where’s Steven and What’s He Grilling?

Where's Steven and What's He Grilling? It's the most famous roast pig in Indonesia--Balinese babi guling. And the best place to try it is at the legendary grill parlor, Ibu Oka, in the artist town of Ubud in central Bali. Here Steven takes his turn rotating the spit. The pigs are marinated in a fragrant paste of garlic, chilies, ginger, lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, and other spices and spit-roasted next to a wood fire. Each roast pig...

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A Griller in Manila

A Griller in Manila Check out Steven in Filipinas Magazine.

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Where on Earth is Steven (and what’s he eating?)

Where on Earth is Steven (and what's he eating?)

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The Sate King

The Sate King Steven's Planet Barbecue world tour continues. This stop? Kejang, Malaysia. It's the birthplace of one of the world's great kebabs: sate kajang. Here Steven samples a lemongrass and ginger marinated sate with Malaysian barbecue mogul Samuri Juraimi. Samuri's great uncle brought the original recipe to Malaysia from Indonesia, plying his trade from a mobile sate kitchen he transported on his shoulders. Today great nephew presides over...

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Where in the World is Steven (and What’s He Eating)?

Where in the World is Steven and What's He Eating?

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How to Grill Goes Global

How to Grill Goes Global When Steven visited Manila last month on his Planet Barbecue tour, naturally he experienced such Filipino barbecue specialties as chicken inasal (vinegar marinated grilled chicken) and lechon (lemongrass stuffed Filipino spit roasted hog). He also found time to do a lecture on American barbecue and book-signing at Manila's premier bookstore, Fully Booked. The Filipino audience learned about North Carolina style pulled...

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