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Extreme Grilling

Extreme Grilling

Chicken under a brick? Been there. Steak on a shovel? Done that. Beer can chicken? Please. So this week, I'm starting a series of blogs on extreme grilling. First up, using a military strength blowtorch to caramelize spit-roasted pineapple. The device pictured above is an industrial-strength blowtorch used for roofing and "search and destroy" landscaping. One popular model is the 100,000 BTU Red Dragon--you can find it at www.amazon.com--which...

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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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So What’s New in the World of Barbecue?

So What's New in the World of Barbecue? Popcorn over the fire? Earlier this fall, Steven traveled to Cologne, Germany, to attend the largest barbecue expo in Europe. SPOGA brings together some of the world's most ingenious inventors and grill and accessory manufacturers. Here are some items that caught Steven's eye. A blast-furnace strength blowtorch for lighting charcoal without lighter fluid. Manufactured by Grilly.  Rotisserie...

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Cool Tool Department

Cool Tool Department Check out the latest addition to Steven's grilling arsenal: an industrial strength (or should we say military strength) blowtorch. Normally designed for melting sheets of ice, heating roofing materials, and burning acres of weeds off hillsides, the monster blowtorch makes a very handy and impressive tool tool for grilling. One application is using it to light charcoal. Another is to help speed up the caramelization...

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