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2018: An Epic Year for Grilling

2018 may have been fraught with political and financial mayhem, but it was a banner year for barbecue. It was a year of new grills, new live-fire cooking techniques, and some terrific new barbecue restaurants.


Brisket Where You Least Expect it + 9 More BBQ Trends for 2019

A new year already? It seems like just last week Steven was writing his 2018 trends blog. Many of the predictions came true—Fusion ‘Que, Philanthro Que, Hasselback potatoes. Other trends—like thin steaks and salt slab desserts are still a work in progress.


Up In Smoke: 5 Innovative Sausage Recipes You Have to Try Now + What Santa Really Wants: Christmas Ribs

Southside Market & Barbeque has become a paragon of sausage making, centered around the idea that everything goes with sausage. As they will proudly tell you: “We make Sausage, and stuff that goes with Sausage.” For them, sausage is center of the recipe, not just a side item.


These Recipes Will Make You the Star of the Party

Sure, you could give that live-fire cooking-obsessed special person in your life another piece of grill gear. Or a cookbook or barbecue seasonings or a gift certificate to a favorite barbecue joint.


Your New Favorite Steak and Potatoes Recipes + The New Tool in Temperature Control from BBQ Guru

When setting out to smoke your first brisket, you contemplated the same question all barbecuers have faced: “225 degrees for 10 hours in the smoker?? How am I going to stay sane and still monitor the cooking temp all day??”


Restaurant Quality Meat from Independent Farms—Where to Find it Online

One of the questions we often get from our readers is “Where can I buy a really great steak online?” We’ve found the answer for you: Crowd Cow. Since 2015, they have worked to bring you healthy, high-quality meat from independent farms, which you can buy online. You get the exact cuts and quantity you want, delivered straight to your door.


Up In Smoke: The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey + Project Smoke Ebook Deal

Project Smoke is the How to Grill of smoking, both a complete step-by-step guide to mastering the gear and techniques and a collection of 100 explosively flavorful recipes for smoking every kind of food, from starters to desserts.


From Our Partners: The Perfect Gift for BBQ Lovers

Ideal for trimming and slicing larger cuts of meat, including holiday brisket, roasts, ham, and turkey, the Shun Kanso Brisket Knife’s long, narrow blade makes it easy to slice meats in a single pass to ensure more of the juices—and flavor—stay inside.


The Perfect Pair: Tomahawks and Hasselbacks + Get Ready for the Holidays with Southside Market

If you’re anything like us, your holiday to-do list is already a mile long. With a calendar full of parties to attend, boxes of decorations to hang, and desserts to bake for school and work, it’s hard to find time to complete one of the trickier items on your list: shopping for gifts.


Enter for a Chance to Win the 2018 Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast Sweepstakes

To help you host the best possible Thanksgiving feast, our friends have helped us bring together the ultimate sweepstakes. The prize includes everything you need to wow hungry guests – from the appetizers and the turkey (and the drum cooker to make it all happen!) to the tools you’ll require to serve it with ease.


Try Steven’s Favorite Olive Oil for Only $1!

If you’ve watched my TV shows (the latest one is Project Fire on American Public Television), you’ve likely noticed I always emphasize that the quality of your food is at least as important as how you cook it.

On the show, we use the best meat. The best produce. The best seafood. This dedication to quality extends to other ingredients as well.


Savviest Grillers Are Buying These Tools Now + 5 Stellar Pork Recipes for the Grill

October is a month of celebrations, with Halloween and Columbus Day marking calendars across the country. What you may not realize is that it is also one of the most crowded months for food holidays. From National Taco Day to National Pumpkin Day (and everything in between!), this month is a veritable bonanza of food celebrations.


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