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Planet Barbecue

Down the Hatch! Celebrate New Mexico’s Flame-Roasted Chiles

Down the Hatch! Celebrate New Mexico’s Flame-Roasted Chiles

On Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1 -- Labor Day weekend -- 30,000 heat seekers will converge on tiny Hatch, New Mexico, for the 42nd annual Hatch Chile Festival. The town of Hatch, population 1680, is the self-proclaimed “Chile Capital of the World” -- and who are we to argue? A few years ago, I visited New Mexico during chile season, which lasts only a few weeks during August and September. As I noted in BBQ USA, “Every barbecue region...

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Hot Stuff

Turn Up the Heat with Chile Peppers! 15 Hot Facts & Grilling Tips

Turn Up the Heat with Chile Peppers! 15 Hot Facts & Grilling Tips

The iconic movie character Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) famously observed life “was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The same is true for any capsicum that’s not the mild-mannered bell pepper. Even a single chile plant can produce fruit of varying potency, from mild to tongue blistering. So eating chiles is akin to Russian roulette. On YouTube we watched in horror as one culinary thrill-seeker, Jamie Kocher, ate a bhut jolokia, more commonly known as the...

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Where’s Steven and What is He Eating

Where's Steven and What is He Eating? Steven has just returned from his latest stop on the barbecue trail. Here are some photos to show him hard at work. By now, you know the drill: Tell us what country he's in. (For extra points, tell us what towns, and if you're really good, tell us the name of the restaurants.). Tell us what's being prepared and how Steven will eat it. We've given you a big clue in the second photograph. Tell us your thoughts...

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Pickled Peppers

Sammy's smoky flame roasted pickled peppers. The recipe can be found on in BBQ USA. These may be the best pickled peppers on the planet.

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