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Best Tailgating Recipes: What To Grill This Tailgating Season

Best Tailgating Recipes: What To Grill This Tailgating Season

Here at BarbecueBible.com, we believe the four seasons could use a rechristening—Spring, Summer, Tailgating, and Winter! Tailgating is more than just the act of grilling with friends and family. It is a fall tradition made even greater by the anticipation of your team's charge to victory. And in a way, the tailgating itself has become a competition. The tailgaters with the most innovative, delicious recipes are crowned the best host/hostess by virtue of the clean plates and wide smiles of their guests....

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Outrageous and Fun: Fair Food to Grill At Home

Outrageous and Fun: Fair Food to Grill At Home

Forget cotton candy, caramel corn, and funnel cakes. If you’ve been to a fair or festival recently—the national calendar is clogged with dates in August and September—you know food offered on the midway has veered into “freak show” territory. Fried nuggets of pure butter, beer-battered dill pickles stuffed with hot dogs, and even deep-fried Kool-Aid. (Don’t ask.) With nearly everything on a stick. I couldn’t help myself: I started trolling newspapers, blogs, and the food press to find the most outrageous fair-type foods that could be replicated...

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Chiles Rellenos Hit the Grill

Chiles Rellenos Hit the Grill

Warning to all you carnivores out there. The following blog and recipe are vegetarian. But I promise you won’t miss the meat. Raichlen’s rule holds that if something tastes good boiled, baked, sauteed, or fried, it surely tastes better grilled. Case in point: chiles rellenos. This traditional Oaxacan dish—poblano chiles stuffed with cheese (and sometimes ground beef) and deep-fried in egg batter—puts 450 calories on your waistline and 37 grams of...

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Pork Loin Recipes You Need Now

Pork Loin Recipes You Need Now

It’s midsummer, and you’re no doubt looking for inspired dishes to wow friends and family at your next backyard party. We have three words for you: boneless pork loin. Steven likens this mild-tasting cut, often sold as pork loin roast, to a blank canvas on which you can paint masterful barbecue pictures. And we’ve been doing just that, giving this humble and misunderstood cut an extreme makeover. Boneless pork loin really is the unsung hero of the meat counter. It’s versatile, compatible...

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Add a Kick to Your Grill – Jalapeno Cheddar Sausages from Southside Market

Add a Kick to Your Grill – Jalapeno Cheddar Sausages from Southside Market

This post is brought to you by Southside Market & Barbeque, which provided advertising support. Summer is prime grilling time for many reasons—perhaps most prevalently as a way to bring friends and family together during a backyard party. For many grilling enthusiasts, however, the main reason has been to keep your kitchen cool during the hot summer months. Remove the oven from the equation, and enjoy the sun on your face...

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For the Fourth of July: Cook an Entire Meal on the Grill

For the Fourth of July: Cook an Entire Meal on the Grill

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the parades (Edgartown puts on a doozy), the fireworks, the patriotism, and of course, the food. I’m certainly not alone: July 4 is the most popular barbecue holiday of the year. According to the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association, 73 percent of Americans plan on eating food cooked outdoors. The celebrations of my youth were rudimentary, to say the least. Today we grill everything—really, from cocktails to vegetables, from breakfast...

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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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Steven Raichlen’s New TV Show Project Fire + a Memorial Day Menu From The Show!

Steven Raichlen’s New TV Show Project Fire + a Memorial Day Menu From The Show!

After what seemed like an interminable winter, the long-awaited Memorial Day weekend is finally upon us. This beloved federal holiday, conceived in the 1860s to honor the men and women who gave their lives in the service of our country, is a celebration of family and friends, flags and flowers, food and fun. Of course, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and prime grilling season, the perfect time to launch Steven’s latest show, Project Fire. Maryland Public Television, the producer of Project Fire,...

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Don’t Lose These: Recipes for the “Cadillac” of Salmon

Don’t Lose These: Recipes for the “Cadillac” of Salmon

Salmon is the little black dress of the fin fish world—beautiful, flavorful, and above all, versatile. It can be baked, poached, sautéed, and of course, grilled or smoked. No wonder it’s a global (and Raichlen!) favorite. But its appeal doesn’t stop there. Salmon’s payload of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids makes it one of the healthiest seafood choices for consumers. For American salmon lovers, the coming weeks on the calendar are...

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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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