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7 Recipes to Make Right Now

7 Recipes to Make Right Now

February is a bit of a tease. Whether you live in the Midwest or Southern California, the temperature can fluctuate by as much as 50 degrees in a day. Down jackets or shorts and flip flops? It’s anyone’s call. And there’s only so much “comfort food” you can stand. You’re craving something different. For much of the country, winter grilling rules are still in play. Which is why we combed our vast collection of recipes for dishes that...

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Barbecue University™

Add Flavor to Brisket with One of These Dry Rubs

Add Flavor to Brisket with One of These Dry Rubs

When you scratch the surface, you’ll find barbecue is riddled with controversies. One of them is how aggressively to season brisket before throwing it on the smoker. Some pit masters, like Wayne Mueller of Louis Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, Texas, take a minimalist approach, seasoning solely with equal parts of coarse salt and pepper—an elemental rub sometimes called a “Dalmatian rub” because it’s white with black speckles. Others (myself included), add hot red...

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Make Asian Barbecue Sauces with Pantry Ingredients

Make Asian Barbecue Sauces with Pantry Ingredients

This week, more than 20 percent of the world’s population began the celebration known as the Lunar New Year (also called Chinese New Year). For the next 12 days, millions of lives will revolve around fireworks, food, and family. For the record, 2019 is the Year of the Pig, something most of us barbecue enthusiasts can get behind. We thought this would be a good time to shine a light on the umami-rich sauces and condiments the Asian continent has contributed to the happiness of grill...

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Planet Barbecue

Amazing Wood-Fired BBQ at Tito and Pep in Tucson

Amazing Wood-Fired BBQ at Tito and Pep in Tucson

Tucson, Arizona is not the spot you often think of when you want great live fire cooking. It does not have the deep barbecue history of Texas, North Carolina, or Memphis, and does not have a history of fine dining and live fire experimentation found on the coasts. But, don’t pass by our fair city too fast...in 2015, Tucson was named the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the US. This designation was based on Tucson’s claim to the longest continuously...

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Steak and Potatoes: Skirt Steak with Chimichurri and Smashed Potatoes

Steak and Potatoes: Skirt Steak with Chimichurri and Smashed Potatoes

This is the third in our new series on steak and potatoes.   This robust steak from the underbelly of the steer (we call it skirt steak) has everything a carnivore hungers for: a bold flavor and no-nonsense texture you can sink your teeth into at a price you can afford. Anyone can look like a genius cooking a tender filet mignon. It takes skill—even cojones—to turn out a good skirt steak. You need to remember only two words...

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Start 2019 with Easy Grilling and Flavorful Results

Start 2019 with Easy Grilling and Flavorful Results

 It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already here! As with every January, we have challenged ourselves to create a new grilling and smoking resolution—to continue to expand our knowledge of available recipes and cooking methods. This year, we want to take control of the entire cook and celebrate the ease of use and fabulous flavors to be found using a pellet grill! With the right tools and a few delicious rubs, we’re planning to to dive right in this month. In honor of our grilling resolution,...

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10 Super Bowl-Worthy Recipes for Your Party at Home

10 Super Bowl-Worthy Recipes for Your Party at Home

It’s been called “The Greatest Show on Turf” and more recently, “The New England Patriot’s Invitational” due to that team’s frequent participation. We’re talking about Super Bowl 53, of course—LIII if you remember your Roman numerals—the contest between the Titans of the AFC and the NFC to crown the champion of the 2018 NFL. Tune in at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 3, to watch the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams. The Patriots will be wearing their...

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Under the Hood

Make Your Super Bowl 53 Party The Best Yet!

Make Your Super Bowl 53 Party The Best Yet!

Super Bowl LIII will take place on Sunday, February 3, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. It pits the New England Patriots against the Los Angeles Rams; the winner will be the champion of the 2018 NFL season. The Boston Globe reported this week that the average ticket price is $7000. So unless you’re an exceptionally high roller, our guess is (like us) you’ll be watching the big game from the comfort of your own home where...

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