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Grilled Avocado Toast: The New Power Breakfast

Grilled Avocado Toast: The New Power Breakfast

Avocados have long been deemed powerfully healthy nourishment, earning a place as the super food of choice for many. Popular dishes like guacamole and Cobb Salad are an easy way to incorporate the delectable fruit into any diet (yes, avocados are technically a fruit!). But a trend has taken hold: avocado for breakfast! Avocado toast (also known as the avocado tartine) was born in Los Angeles, and has become the new power breakfast. To take it up a notch,...

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Give Your BBQ The Pastrami Treatment

Give Your BBQ The Pastrami Treatment

Perhaps you have experienced the joy of eating the artfully cured and assertively spiced smoked meat that is pastrami—whether from a classic Manhattan deli or even your local barbecue joint. Maybe you've further embarked on the gratifying experience of curing and smoking your own pastrami at home. After all, few things rival sinking your teeth into a pastrami Reuben that's made with your own spice-encrusted and smoke-blasted pastrami beef brisket or navel....

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A Char is Born: Oscar-Worthy Grilled Appetizers

A Char is Born: Oscar-Worthy Grilled Appetizers

The 91st annual Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars) will air Sunday night, February 24, at 8 p.m. ET. Like Super Bowl Sunday, it’s a great excuse to throw an intimate little get-together at home. While you stream one or two of the top contenders in the “Best Picture” category (the red carpet interviews begin hours earlier), you can whip up some Oscar-worthy appetizers on your grill. Get the party started with smoke- and fire-kissed cocktails,...

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Steven’s Top Ten Facebook Posts of 2018

Steven’s Top Ten Facebook Posts of 2018

Over the past year on Facebook, Steven Raichlen has shared recipes, techniques, and live videos from book tour and restaurants around the country. We've compiled his top 10 most popular posts below. Spoiler alert: People love all things brisket! Speaking of, Steven's upcoming book The Brisket Chronicles is now available for pre-order here. Do YOU follow Steven on Facebook? Visit his page here to follow along and comment. 1. A Visit to Franklin...

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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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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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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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On the Keto Diet? Your Grill or Smoker Can Help

On the Keto Diet? Your Grill or Smoker Can Help

This past holiday season, you couldn’t lob a meatball across a room without hitting a partisan of the Ketogenic diet. So when CNN announced January 3 it was among the most-searched for diet-related terms in 2018, we weren’t surprised. In fact, we were intrigued as we sometimes receive emails and messages on social media from people who’ve intentionally lost weight while stepping up their grilling game. After doing a bit of research, we discovered many of the recipes we’ve published...

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