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Thinking of Our Barbecue Community in This Time of Trouble


Dear friends,

Most of us woke up to a new normal this weekend as the COVID19 menace shut down North America.

Our hearts go out to so many people affected by the virus—from our manufacturing partners in Asia to our barbecue friends on lockdown in Italy and France. Closer to home, restaurant closures in New York, Los Angeles, and elsewhere have hurt so many chefs, pit masters, and food service people.

As I always say, in barbecue there’s no such things as strangers—just friends who haven’t met. Our friends are hurting, and we hurt with them.

So for the next two weeks, we will donate all profits from the store to Jose Andres’s World Central Kitchen. Jose is the Spanish mega-chef and philanthropist who fed Puerto Rico after the terrible hurricane. He’s now busy feeding first responders, cruise ship refugees and other victims of the latest scourge.

At the same time, maybe this dark cloud has a small silver lining. With so many of us restricting our travel and working at home, we have a newfound opportunity to spend more time with our families. And spend more time doing an activity so essential to human happiness: cooking. And that means, more time to fire up our grills.

With that in mind, we’re including our top 10 all-time favorite recipes.

Please send us photos of you and your families at the grill and tell us how you’re coping with the new normal.

Be safe and be well and stay healthy.

Steven Raichlen and team

Our Top 10 All-Time Favorite Grilling and Barbecue Recipes

1. Sugar Cane Shrimp With Spiced Rum Glaze

Sugar Cane Shrimp With Spiced Rum Glaze

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2. Smoky Mary

Smoky Mary

The Raichlen twist on the traditional Bloody Mary burns it up with fresh horseradish and sriracha.

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3. Beer-Can Breakfast Burgers

Beer-can breakfast burgers

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4. BBQ Titans’ Brisket

BBQ Titans’ Brisket

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5. Grilled Pizza

Kenmore Pizza on the Grill

Get the perfect grilled pizza at home with these tips and tricks.

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6. The Great American Hamburger

The Great American Hamburger

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7. Wine-Marinated Flank Steak With Pinot Noir Mushroom Sauce

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8. Basic Beer-Can Chicken

Basic Beer-Can Chicken

If you’ve never made beer can chicken before, start here, and once you’ve mastered the basic procedure, there’s no limit to its variations.

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9. Miami Wings

Miami Wings

Here’s how my homestate of Florida reimagines a tailgate classic: Miami wings blasted with fire water, with skin so crisp, it actually crunches!

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10. Barbecued Salmon With Brown Sugar Butter Glaze

Barbecued Salmon with Brown Sugar Butter Glaze

Sweet, smoky planked salmon, the way they barbecue it in Alaska—on a charred cedar plank with a delicious brown sugar butter glaze.

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11. Grilled Pound Cake With Mixed Berry Salsa And Smoked Whipped Cream

Grilled Pound Cake with Mixed Berry Salsa and Smoked Whipped Cream

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12. Lamb Loin Chops With Cabernet Rosemary Barbecue Sauce

Lamb Loin Chops With Cabernet Rosemary Barbecue Sauce

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