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Must-Have Recipes for Grilled or Smoked Prime Rib

Must-Have Recipes for Grilled or Smoked Prime Rib

The English call it roast beef, and for untold generations, a rib roast rotating on a spit in front of a wood fire has represented not just gustatory bliss, but material and spiritual comfort. So essential is roast beef to the British sense of well-being, a special breed of dog was developed in the sixteenth century to turn a treadmill attached to the rotisserie spit. (Before that, the task fell to scullery lads, and later, elaborate clockworks.) Rotisserie Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream is one of...

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On A Roll: A Quartet of Roast Beef Sandwiches

On A Roll: A Quartet of Roast Beef Sandwiches

Sometimes, it’s beef you crave. Not chicken, not seafood, not “the other white meat.” You want brawny, sanguine, iron- and nutrient-rich, blood-building beef. Preferably on a crusty roll with enough strength to hold a mouth-stretching payload of grilled or smoked red meat. Yeah. Debris Sandwich (aka Po’ Boy): Let’s begin the regional tour in one of America’s most food-obsessed towns, New Orleans, where a gravy-soaked debris sandwich can pick...

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A Gazeteer of the World’s Great Grills

A Gazeteer of the World’s Great Grills

As we draw closer to the release of my next book, Project Fire, I'm honored to share with you a sneak peek of its content. This is no ordinary preview chapter, however, as it is an exclusive piece of content that we retrieved from the cutting room floor to share with our blog readers. Think of this as an encyclopedia of grills from Planet Barbecue, and a reference point for you to use as inspiration in your grilling journey. When you come across these grills, be sure to share with me on Facebook, Twitter and the Board. Asado al disco: A Chilean grill formed from the disks of a harrow. OK, cooking on it is more like stir-frying than grilling, but don’t tell that to a local. Caja China: The...

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Fresh Ideas for Taco Tuesday! (No Ground Meat in Sight)

Fresh Ideas for Taco Tuesday! (No Ground Meat in Sight)

I’m not sure when themed food nights became a thing. First, it was “Meatless Mondays.” Sounds rather cheerless and reminds many of us of the meat-deprived Fridays of our youth. But “Taco Tuesdays?” Heck, ya. That’s something we can really get behind! Coincidentally, today’s Tuesday. The burden of what to have for dinner has just been lifted from your shoulders. “Taco Tuesday” would appear to be a generic coupling of words, a common...

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Raising the Steaks: The Grass-Fed Beef 1LB Challenge

Raising the Steaks: The Grass-Fed Beef 1LB Challenge

For several years, Steven has been beating the drum for grass-fed, pasture-raised beef, recommending it in his books and featuring it on his TV shows, Project Smoke and Project Fire. So he was very receptive when Strauss Brands, a leader in ethical and sustainable livestock practices, recently launched its “1LB Challenge” consumer awareness campaign. The challenge is a simple one: Simply replace 1 pound of your weekly beef purchases with grass-fed beef raised in the...

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Upgrade Your Summer Entertaining: Enter for a Chance to Win the Barbecue Bible Party with Paella Sweepstakes

Upgrade Your Summer Entertaining: Enter for a Chance to Win the Barbecue Bible Party with Paella Sweepstakes

Authentic Spanish paella, which was first seen during the 18th century near the coastal city of Valencia, has much in common with American barbecue. Like barbecue, it began as a poor peoples’ food, cooked outdoors over open fires, served as a communal dish that brought laborers together for the midday meal. This summer, we encourage you to explore this tradition and bring together your friends and family over the delicious blend of rice, vegetables, and protein that make up this delightful dish. To help you bring this tradition alive in your backyard,...

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For A Limited Time: Download the Sauces, Rubs & Marinades Ebook for Less Than $2

For A Limited Time: Download the Sauces, Rubs & Marinades Ebook for Less Than $2

From time to time, Steven's publisher offers a limited-time offer on the ebook version of his bestselling cookbooks. We're happy to announce that for the month of April 2018, you will be able to take advantage of a low price offer for Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades! The completely updated and revised cookbook is Steven's bestselling encyclopedia of chile-fired rubs, lemony marinades, buttery bastes, pack-a-wallop sauces, plus mops, slathers, sambals,...

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Chicken to the Rescue on Busy Weeknights

Chicken to the Rescue on Busy Weeknights

“A chicken in every pot.” Such was the aspiration of the early seventeenth century French king, Henry IV, for his subjects. (The same wish has been attributed to several American presidents, notably Herbert Hoover.) “A chicken on every grill” might be more appropriate. Travel the world’s barbecue trail, and you’ll find an astonishing array of grilled poultry. From lemon grass-stuffed lechón manok (Filipino rotisserie chicken) to Bolivian...

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