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The Ultimate Holiday Gift for Grillers and Barbecuers, Plus a Festive Holiday Menu

The Ultimate Holiday Gift for Grillers and Barbecuers, Plus a Festive Holiday Menu

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. But this year, how about a gift that keeps on giving and the barbecue experience of a lifetime? {Researchers at Cornell University determined that unlike material goods, experiences actually become part of who we are.) We speak, of course, about Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue University™—ranked...

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5 Innovative Sausage Recipes You Have to Try Now

5 Innovative Sausage Recipes You Have to Try Now

This post is brought to you by Southside Market & Barbeque, which provided advertising support. 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. This week we’re taking a little inspiration...

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Temperature Control Necessities for your Backyard

Temperature Control Necessities for your Backyard

Steven Raichlen with Pitmaster BBQ Bob Trudnak of BBQ Guru This post is brought to you by BBQ Guru, which provided advertising support. When setting out to smoke your first brisket, you contemplated the same question all BBQers 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??” Consider too a large pork shoulder you need to pull off the grill...

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

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

This post is brought to you by Crowd Cow, which provided advertising support. 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. What sets...

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Steak and Potatoes: Florentine Steak and Garlic Fingerlings

Steak and Potatoes: Florentine Steak and Garlic Fingerlings

Several weeks ago, we posted the first installment in our new series, “Steak and Potatoes.” We thought now was an appropriate time to post another as everyone is weary of Thanksgiving leftovers and hungry for a good piece of steak! Tuscany’s cuisine is primarily based on the concept of “cucina povera,” which translates to “poor kitchen.” Pasta, beans, local vegetables, and olive oil are the primary building blocks of Tuscan cuisine. Which is why it’s ironic that one...

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Cider and the Grill

Cider and the Grill

Apple cider—yes, cider!—will surprise you with its versatility at the grill. From sweet-as-honey to sour-as-a-lemon, the winning contrast of fruitiness, acidity, and underlying savory qualities lend a mouth-watering depth to recipes well beyond the apple’s conventional domain of desserts and drinks. For a prime example, take cider syrup (also known as ‘boiled cider’, made from reducing fresh cider), which makes a truly spectacular glaze for...

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Three Grilled Desserts For Thanksgiving

Three Grilled Desserts For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is barreling towards us like some crazy holiday freight train.   I assume you’ve worked out your turkey and side dishes.  (If not, see our The Only Turkey Recipe You’ll Ever Need blog, and our Thanksgiving Side Dish blog.) But no holiday meal is complete without dessert and the fortuitous timing of Thanksgiving—in the thick of the fall harvest season—makes the possibilities particularly mouth-watering. To start...

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Great Gift Ideas for Grillers: Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Great Gift Ideas for Grillers: Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Once again, we’re proud to present our annual holiday gift guide to make shopping for the barbecue enthusiast on your list stress-free. Everything from stocking stuffers to a slot at Barbecue University is included, just a few of our favorite things, and in all price ranges. Maybe you can use our suggestions to build your own wish list. In any case, happy browsing! Perfect Draft Barbecue Air Blower: As much as we embrace the primal triumvirate of fire, fuel, and food, we often welcome the helping hand of high-tech devices. One of them is the Perfect Draft Barbecue Air Blower, awarded first place this year by the National...

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