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Kingsford Launches Smoker Pellets: Authentic Smokehouse Flavor On Your Pellet Grill

Kingsford Launches Smoker Pellets: Authentic Smokehouse Flavor On Your Pellet Grill

This blog is brought you by Kingsford Pellets, which provided advertising support. Using Kingsford Smoker Pellets in your pellet grill adds a smokehouse depth of flavor to any meat or vegetable. Kingsford has brought their 90 years of grilling tradition to a new endeavor: smoker pellets. The pellets are made of 100% natural hardwood, with no added filler woods or artificial flavor oils. By using 100%...

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Barbecue University™

Ultimate Vegan Barbecue: The Secret to Grilling Tofu

Ultimate Vegan Barbecue: The Secret to Grilling Tofu

Shhh. Don’t tell anyone—especially not our hardcore carnivore friends—but I have been know to eat grilled tofu. Willingly. Even with gusto. So it’s with pleasure that I introduce fellow Workman Publishing authors Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer, the writers behind VBQ—The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook. The authors are not only vegetarians. They're vegan, which in some BBQ circles makes them heretics. But listen up, because they also have the chops when they fire up the...

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Hot Stuff

Honor Dad with a Cliche-Busting Father’s Day Brunch

Honor Dad with a Cliche-Busting Father’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day, named a national holiday in 1914, had a nearly 60-year jump on Father’s Day, which wasn’t formally added to the calendar until 1972. It’s now a virtual given that breakfast in bed belongs to moms while dads man the grill. Why not shake things up this year? Host a Father’s Day backyard brunch. You grill, Dad grills, or you happily share the cooking responsibilities. Then spend a leisurely afternoon doing something you know he’ll enjoy. Here are some menu suggestions (including...

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Hot Stuff

How to Grill Rope Sausage (and Why You Should Buy It Raw!)

How to Grill Rope Sausage (and Why You Should Buy It Raw!)

This post is brought to you by Southside Market & Barbeque, which provided advertising support. What is rope sausage? Some raw sausages, like Argentinian longaniza and English Cumberland, are sold in thick coils. At Southside Market & Barbeque, each fresh (raw) sausage rope measures approximately 44-48 inches long and weighs 2 lbs. Seasoned with cracked black pepper, it is all beef, coarsely ground in a natural pork...

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Eat Your Words

The French Are Masters At The Grill

The French Are Masters At The Grill

You know of my longstanding passion for barbecue. What you may not know is that I came to this field—circuitously for sure—through a degree in French literature. After college, I traveled to France on a Watson Foundation Fellowship to study medieval cooking in Europe. But how can you study the history of cooking if you don’t know how to cook? So I enrolled in a brand new cooking school in Paris called La Varenne. It was there that I met a fellow student and soon to be fellow food writer,...

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Under the Hood

A Pox on Socks and Ties: Give Dad Gifts He Really Wants

A Pox on Socks and Ties: Give Dad Gifts He Really Wants

12 Grilling Gifts to Show That Special Man How Much You Love Him Why are dads so hard to shop for? We don’t know, but with Father’s Day approaching fast (Sunday, June 17), we’re here to help. For months, we’ve been accumulating ideas in every price range to help you honor Dad on his special day. All are related to grilling and barbecuing, of course. And if you are a Dad and see something you’d like, no one would blame you for dropping hints in advance of the holiday. Project Fire Steven’s latest book in the best-selling Barbecue! Bible series was released...

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The Top 10 Most-Viewed Photos on Steven Raichlen’s Instagram

The Top 10 Most-Viewed Photos on Steven Raichlen’s Instagram

Over the past year, Steven Raichlen has shared photos from book tour, TV sets, and restaurants across the globe. We've pulled together his top 10 most-liked photos below. Do YOU follow Steven? Get started here. And be sure to tag @stevenraichlen when you share your grilling photos on Insta! 1. Big Bad Beef Ribs A limited number of spots are still available in the second session for Barbecue University 2018, May 27-29. Give the live-fire obsessed person in your life the...

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Planet Barbecue

Barbecue Festivals You Can’t Miss This Summer

Barbecue Festivals You Can’t Miss This Summer

We’re sure the best cook-outs of the summer will be in your own backyard. But via social media, many of you shared with us your favorite organized barbecue festivals and competitions, from the Carolinas to California, from Texas to Tennessee. Check out the list we compiled from your suggestions and our experience. And if we missed an important event, please let us know! Taylor Stomp n’ Holler BBQ and Music Festival Timing: June 2 Location: Taylor, TX Holy Smoke has been perfected and the barbecue at Stomp n’ Holler is nearly a religious experience. Dish...

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