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Grill One for Mom: Our Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

Grill One for Mom: Our Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

Little known fact about Steven Raichlen (or at least about his childhood). My mother, Frances Raichlen, wore the barbecue pants in my family. Back in a day when most women wouldn’t go near a grill, my mother loaded ours with charcoal briquettes, lit it with gasoline! (do not try this at home), and charred T-bones anthracite black on the outside, leaving the center so rare it still mooed. So as Mother’s Day rolls around, I always think of the role she played in inspiring my own career as a food writer specializing...

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What My Mom Taught Me About BBQ—And About Life

What My Mom Taught Me About BBQ—And About Life

Photo (clockwise): Roasted Chicken + Bacon Sundaes from Man Made Meals; Roasted Tomatoes by simpleprovisions; Roasted Potatoes by emmadiscovery My mother was a ballet dancer. She was also a lousy cook. While other moms were baking cookies for classroom parties, her life was a frenzied sequence of classes, practicing, rehearsals, and performances. This simple truth, as much as any subsequent culinary training, shaped my career as a food writer. Even if my mother had enjoyed cooking, her devotion to...

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