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BBQ U PREVIEW 2012

A SNEAK PREVIEW FROM BBQ UNIVERSITY It's Day 1 at BBQ U at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Here, porchetta (Italian herb-stuffed pork loin) gets indirect grilled. Clear skies and our industrial-size fireplace. Planked Camembert with wild mushroom hash. Checking on the vegetables grilling in the wood-burning pizza oven (see below).

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BEST PIG MANILA

THE BEST PIG IN MANILA We love receiving reports from the field when it comes to the world's barbecue. One of our friends, Alex Paman, has kept us apprised of the goings on in the Philippines, even though he currently lives in California. Thank you, Alex, for these mouth-watering photos and informative captions. Of the above photo, Alex says: "Roast pig (lechon baboy) is the grand dame of traditional Filipino barbecue, and the centerpiece of all...

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MARK MILLER

GRILLING, OAXACAN MARKET STYLE This just in from our uber foodie friend Mark Miller (founder of the legendary Coyote Cafe and many other restaurants) at the November 20 Market in Oaxaca, Mexico. (You can read about it on page 500 of Barbecue Bible.) Most patrons don't do the grilling, like Mark is here, but they do select the meat: carne de res (beef); cecina (chile-marinated pork); costillas (ribs); etc. You pile the grilled meat on tortillas with...

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KOGI TRUCK – STEVEN

HOT STUFF FROM LOS ANGELES  You don't need a degree in restaurant hopping to know that some of the best food in L.A. (or Portland, Oregon, or New York City) comes off a truck. Steven finally caught up with with the Kogi truck on trendy Abbot Kinney in Venice, California, that his assistant had been raving about for months. So what's everyone lined up for? Chef Roy Choi's Korean barbecue tacos--available as beef short ribs (sweet and...

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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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