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Spare Ribs > Baby Backs. Do You Agree?

To politics and religion—topics not to be discussed in polite company—you might want to add barbecued pork ribs.

On the other hand, if you want to stir up a little trouble, announce your preference for spare ribs over baby backs. Then wait for it. Boom!


Introducing Steven’s Wood Chips and Wood Chunks! + Knives We Love from Shun Cutlery

It’s our pleasure to announce the latest addition to Steven’s line of barbecue products: Barbecue Essentials Wood Chips and Chunks. They will add incomparable flavor and authenticity to your next grilled or smoked meal.


8 Recipes You’ll Want To Grill Or Smoke In July

Mid-summer is the perfect time to get out of the kitchen. Instead, take the party outdoors. Burnish your grilling and smoking skills by adding new recipes to your repertoire. Here are eight recipes that showcase seasonal fruit and vegetables while demonstrating what a difference wood smoke makes!


7 BBQ Side Dishes for Your July 4th Barbecue + How to Grill Scallops

Still planning a menu for your upcoming Fourth of July get-together? If you’re hosting an old-fashioned all-American barbecue with a big hunk o’ meat (or even hamburgers and hot dogs), you’re gonna need side dishes. Here, we’ve assembled some of our favorites. Have a happy and safe holiday!


10 Best Ribs Recipes For The Grill And Smoker Across America

Everyone knows that Independence Day (July 4) is the anniversary of the formal declaration of independence of the U.S.A. from Britain. But did you know that July 4th is also National Barbecue Ribs Day? Yes! Two compelling reasons to celebrate. And we want you to do it with vigor.

Here are ten of our favorite rib recipes from Steven’s books. 


Testing the Snake Method + Enter For A Chance To Win The Summer Kickoff Sweepstakes

Steve Nestor tests the snake method to see if it can be utilized for a low and slow cook of a whole 14-pound brisket in the kettle grill.


12 Best Grilling Accessories Dad Wants For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means: It’s time to find a gift for someone who, for many of us, is just plain hard to buy for. Here are a few of the best grilling accessories, and more! Dad will be pleased.


How to Grill Portobellos + Why Steven Raichlen Grills

With bowl-like caps that range in size from 3 to 6 inches and hearty, umami flavors, portobellos reach their full potential when exposed to live fire.


The 6 BBQ Tools We Can’t Grill Without

Here are tools we can’t/don’t want to live without. Each is accompanied by a tried-and-true recipe that highlights the usefulness of each.


10 Dishes Every Beginner Should Know + A Quick & Dirty Guide to Cleaning Your Grill and Smoker

To help you develop some traction during this, National Barbecue Month, we’ve selected ten of our favorite dishes that will acquaint you with the basics—direct versus indirect grilling, for example—but encourage you to expand your comfort zone.


Recipe of the Week: Huevos Rancheros Foil Packets

Our grilled version of bacon and eggs channels your inner Boy or Girl Scout. It takes its cues from huevos rancheros, the robust breakfast meal enjoyed throughout Mexico and the American Southwest. 


Where You Can Still Order Meat & Groceries Online + New Ways to Use Your Grill

In these unsettling times when even a trip to your local grocery store seems risky, it’s good to know there are many online food purveyors who can deliver premium provisions right to your door.