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Budget Grilling: Three Barbecue Bashes on the Cheap

Budget Grilling: Three Barbecue Bashes on the Cheap

Whether you’re entertaining houseguests for a long weekend, hosting twenty of your closest friends for a cookout, or trying to stick to a family food budget, here are ideas for backyard barbecues that won’t break the bank or burn through your money. Invite the gang over for breakfast or brunch: Not every party has to start after 5 p.m. In fact, breakfast or brunch often works out better for everyone—especially families—as most of the afternoon and evening are free for other things. And it can...

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New Season of Project Smoke to Premiere

New Season of Project Smoke to Premiere

Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke, the first how-to series to focus on smoking virtually every type of food, will premiere its third season on public television starting Memorial Day weekend. Project Smoke stars live-fire cooking expert and author Steven Raichlen and is presented by Maryland Public Television. Project Smoke brings the art of smoking and grilling from the competitive barbecue circuit to the American backyard. The new season was...

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Barbecue University™

Tips from BUSH’s BBQ Bootcamp

Tips from BUSH’s BBQ Bootcamp

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: the time when we shed our scarves, break out the patio furniture, and gear up for some glorious summer grilling. If you’ve been avoiding your grill since the first signs of winter, or simply need a brush-up on your technique, below are a few of my favorite grilling tips to help you kick off the season the right way. (Below is Part 1 of 2, for Part 2 click here.) 1. Control the fire, don’t let it control you ...

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Project Smoke Season 2 Launches Memorial Day Weekend, Coming to a PBS Station Near You

Project Smoke Season 2 Launches Memorial Day Weekend, Coming to a PBS Station Near You

Photos by Richard Dallett. It’s official! After months of planning, shooting, and editing, season 2 of Steven Raichlen’s popular Project Smoke launches on Public Television this Memorial Day weekend. This year’s show is even smokier and more insanely mouth-watering than ever. In Project Smoke 2 Steven focuses on foods—and drinks—you never dreamed you could smoke. From sangria made with fire-charred fruit to a luscious smoked chocolate bread pudding. From hay-smoked mozzarella...

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Three Raichlen EBooks for $2.99 Each During May

Three Raichlen EBooks for $2.99 Each During May

To celebrate the release of Project Smoke (in stores wherever books and ebooks are sold on May 10) and National Barbecue Month, my publisher is offering three of my classic ebooks for $2.99 each. Whether you own these in paperback or not, now’s the time to add the cookbooks to your digital collection, to carry with you on your eReader, mobile phone or tablet. The deal ends May 31, so don't delay! You can find links to purchase the ebooks at any of your favorite retailers through the...

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My Year in Barbecue

My Year in Barbecue

2016 already? It seems like the past year went up in smoke. Which it did for me quite literally. Books. TV shows. Barbecue University. And lots of travel. All perfumed by the intoxicating scent of wood smoke. January: In November 2014, the phrase “smoking is the new grilling” popped into my head. And with that, the concept for my new public television series, Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke, came into being. For a nation obsessed with grilling—as we’ve been for the last decade—smoking is the next frontier. Project Smoke’s mission would be to bring smoking from America’s barbecue belt to everyman’s backyard. January was a whirlwind of preparing...

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Barbecue Hall of Fame: Acceptance Speech

Barbecue Hall of Fame: Acceptance Speech

On October 3, the American Royal Association announced the 2015 class of inductees to the Barbecue Hall of Fame. And I was lucky enough to be one of them. The formal induction ceremony took place on the main stage of the American Royal World Series of Barbecue® event at Arrowhead Stadium. I certainly was in good company. My fellow inductees were Big Green Egg founder, Ed Fisher, and Kansas City Baron of Barbecue, Paul Kirk. So many of you shared your...

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What’s New in ’Cue: September 2015

What’s New in ’Cue: September 2015

We’ve heard from you, our readers, that keeping up on all of the latest grilling techniques, newest BBQ restaurants, and hottest food trends can be difficult. So we’re starting a new monthly blog post to bring together the links we love—the news you need to keep up with the ever-changing world of ’cue. The Propane-Fueled Endless Summer, nytimes.com Warmer months might be waning, but your grilling season can keep right on going with a gas grill. 10 Grilling Lies Debunked by...

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Project Smoke on Create TV

Project Smoke on Create TV

Great news, folks! The stats are in and we’ve just passed 93% carriage. That means that Project Smoke™ now airs on 93+% of the Public Television network. And starting today (September 18), the show will run on Create TV Monday through Friday. No more waiting for the weekend to watch your favorite adventures in smoke and fire. To celebrate, Create TV is running a special contest. Visit CreateTV.com/contest and you...

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Ready, Set, Smoke! Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke Coming to a PBS Station Near You

Ready, Set, Smoke! Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke Coming to a PBS Station Near You

Excited? That doesn’t begin to express the emotion. After years of planning and months of shooting and editing, my new TV show, Project Smoke, launches on Saturday, June 27 (and in some cities July 4th weekend or later this summer). Our mission: to do for smoking what Primal Grill did for grilling. The 13-week series focuses on traditional and cutting-edge smoking techniques. New twists on the iconic smoked foods, such as Texas brisket, Carolina pulled pork, and Scandinavian smoked salmon. Dishes you would never dream you could smoke, from cocktails to dessert. ...

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