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Mantastic

FROM THE MAILBAG: LETTER FROM AFGHANISTAN  Dear Steven, I am currently deployed in Afghanistan with the 101 Screaming Eagle Division out of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. We were talking about manly subjects the other day and we found ourselves debating about the manliest meat (1. Steak; 2. Bacon; 3. Beef Jerky - was our conclusion), which quickly lead to our idea of cooking a qual in a duck and a duck in a turkey, a turkey in a pig, a pig in...

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Need some warm weather?

Need some warm weather? Greetings from Playa del Carmen in Mexico's Yucatan. First things first: great tacos al pastor at El Fogon on the main avenue. The pork is marinated in achiote paste and pineapple and roasted on a vertical spit in a charcoal-burning rotisserie. It's continuously carved with a slice of fresh pineapple (see top of skewer), so everyone get's an end cut. The beach at the Rosewood Mayakoba. Luxury. Serenity. And ocean...

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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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Barbecue for Breakfast

Barbecue for Breakfast You heard us right. Next time you're in Birmingham, Alabama, head for Demitri's BBQ for the barbecue pork omelette. Here's Steven with breakfast cook, Teresa "Peaches" Walker, who makes those monster-size biscuits on the left.   A breakfast worthy of a barbecue fanatic served by Riva Jackson.   Biscuits, barbecue pork omelette, grits and coffee. Breakfast doesn't get more Southern than this.

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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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Are You A Carnivore?

Are You A Carnivore? You've come to the right place. The appropriately named Carnivore lives up to its reputation as the go to place for grilled meat in Nairobi. The short list of house specialties includes spit-roasted fresh ham, leg of lamb, haunch of beef, ostrich meatballs, and crocodile (tastes like a cross between pork and shrimp). Here's Steven behind the grill with Carnivore pit master, Daniel Kiplagat, llearning the fine points...

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Where in the World is Steven? And What is He Eating?

Where in the World is Steven? And What is He Eating?

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Make a Perfect Hog of Yourself and Win a Trip to BBQ U!

Make a Perfect Hog of Yourself and Win a Trip to BBQ U! Calling all pork lovers! Steven took to the airwaves a few weeks ago to promote a new contest sponsored by the National Pork Board: the "Grilling Grates from the 50 States" recipe contest. From May 21 through July 12, throw your tongs into the ring by visiting TheOtherWhiteMeat.com to submit a pork tenderloin recipe that best shows off your region's favorite flavors. The challenge is to come...

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Sprechen Sie Barbecue?

Sprechen Sie Barbecue? Hot off the presses--the latest translation of a Steven book--the German version of How to Grill. To judge from the emails and postings we get on the Barbecue Board, Germany is undergoing a full fire barbecue renaissance. There are lots of interesting German grilled dishes: Schwenkbraten (pork neck marinated in beer and paprika), for example, and Steckerl fisch (herb-= filled trout grilled on a stick and served with soft-pretzels)....

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Full Court Press

Full Court Press There are many reasons to visit the Napa Valley. Add the restaurant Press, in St. Helena, to your list of incentives to go there. Steven is pictured above with Chef Keith Luce and his lust-worthy wood-burning stove and grill (both custom-built). Keith, named a "rising star" by the James Beard Foundation, also cooked in the White House kitchen before relocating to the West Coast. Press opened in Spring, 2005, and is rightfully...

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