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What Santa Really Wants: Christmas Ribs

What Santa Really Wants: Christmas Ribs

Like many parents, my husband and I encouraged our young children to leave milk and cookies for Santa and carrots for his magical beasts of burden on Christmas Eve. But did we get it wrong? In hindsight, I bet that jolly old elf would have appreciated a smoky slab of barbecued ribs (not reindeer ribs, of course) and an ice-cold beer to wash them down. The cookies and milk tradition has its origins in Scandinavia, where during the Yule season, children...

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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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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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Relax: Here’s The Only Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe You Need In Your Life

Relax: Here’s The Only Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe You Need In Your Life

Let’s cut to the chase: You want a turkey recipe for Thanksgiving that will wow your guests year after year. Stop. You can abandon that exhausting, confusing, relentless search through magazines, newspapers, or the suck-you-in internet. Seriously, this is the ONE. This bourbon- and maple-brined turkey is unbeatable. Hands-down, it’s our favorite turkey recipe. Independently, Steven and I have been making it for Thanksgiving for years to...

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Save Money: Make Your Friday Night Pizza at Home

Save Money: Make Your Friday Night Pizza at Home

It will come as no surprise to our readers that October contains another food holiday perfect for grillers: National Pizza Month. We're putting our own spin on this holiday, to push ourselves to make our own pizza at home rather than order our traditional Friday night pies delivered! Not only will homemade pizza be fresher and better tasting, it will also save you money. Get started with the recipes and tips below to really make the most of this...

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Steak and Potatoes: First Up, Tomahawks and Hasselbacks

Steak and Potatoes: First Up, Tomahawks and Hasselbacks

Welcome to the first installment of “Steak and Potatoes,” a new series by BarbecueBible.com celebrating the beautiful, enduring relationship on the plate of carnivores’ favorite meat and that humble starch, the potato. Yes, steak—especially one of the generously marbled, more tender cuts—qualifies as a financial indulgence, but not when compared to what you’d spend at a high-end steakhouse. It can almost be considered economical to prepare...

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Think Outside the Casing: 5 Sausage Recipes to Try Now

Think Outside the Casing: 5 Sausage Recipes to Try Now

Continuing on our recent blog theme exploring food holidays, we're diving into our archive of sausage recipes in honor of National Sausage Month. Traditionally, sausage is grilled in link form, deliciously crisped and heated to perfection over the flames, served in a fresh bun. But this October, we encourage you to celebrate this food holiday by trying something new—think outside the casing and re-imagine sausage on your grill. To help you experiment with different ways to cook sausage, we’ve compiled BarbecueBible.com‘s...

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5 Stellar Pork Recipes for the Grill

5 Stellar Pork Recipes for the Grill

October is a month of celebrations, with Halloween and Columbus Day marking calendars across the country. What you may not realize is that it is also one of the most crowded months for food holidays. From National Taco Day to National Pumpkin Day (and everything in between!), this month is a veritable bonanza of food celebrations. We're excited that one of our favorite proteins is one of the foods being lauded this month: October is National Pork Month. To help you properly honor The...

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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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