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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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Barbecue Festivals You Can’t Miss This Summer

Barbecue Festivals You Can’t Miss This Summer

We’re sure the best cook-outs of the summer will be in your own backyard. But via social media, many of you shared with us your favorite organized barbecue festivals and competitions, from the Carolinas to California, from Texas to Tennessee. Check out the list we compiled from your suggestions and our experience. And if we missed an important event, please let us know! Taylor Stomp n’ Holler BBQ and Music Festival Timing: June 2 Location: Taylor, TX Holy Smoke has been perfected and the barbecue at Stomp n’ Holler is nearly a religious experience. Dish up some mouth-watering...

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What It’s Like On A Barbecue Book Tour

What It’s Like On A Barbecue Book Tour

Taking his newest book (Barbecue Sauces, Rub and Marinades—Bastes, Butter, and Glazes, Too) on the road, Steven Raichlen gives an inside look into what it's like to catch 4 am flights and grill hop from one city to the next, meet with wonderful fans like you and take recommendations on must-try food spots and new recipes. Q: How do you choose where you eat in a city you're visiting? Recommendations, random choice, or reviews on the Internet? SR: Often I call the local restaurant...

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BBQ Festivals You Won’t Want To Miss

BBQ Festivals You Won’t Want To Miss

To celebrate National Barbecue Month, we recently invited you via social media to share with us your favorite organized barbecue festivals, contests, and cookouts. Thanks to you, we learned about events from the Carolinas to California, from Texas to Tennessee. All summer long, amateur and professional pit masters will be cooking up a storm, barbecuing ribs, brats, brisket, chicken, and more. Hopefully, a cloud of blue smoke will be settling over your town in the weeks to come. Check out the list we compiled from your suggestions. And if we missed anything important, let us know! Taste of the Carolinas Timing: April...

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Win Tickets to the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival in Cary, NC

Win Tickets to the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival in Cary, NC

I will be doing a cooking demo and signing my new book, Man Made Meals: The Essential Cookbook for Guys, at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival in Cary, NC on August 2nd. Want to go? Enter below for a chance to be one of TWO lucky winners to receive two tickets each! Your ticket will get you a free sampling glass to taste all the beer and bourbon you can handle. The festival includes 60 beers, 40 bourbons, and a ton of barbecue to enjoy! Catch...

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Win Tickets to the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival in Richmond, VA

Win Tickets to the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival in Richmond, VA

I will be doing a cooking demo and signing my new book, Man Made Meals: The Essential Cookbook for Guys, at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival in Richmond, VA on June 14th. Want to go? Enter below for a chance to win two tickets. Your ticket will get you a free sampling glass to taste all the beer and bourbon you can handle. The festival includes 60 beers, 40 bourbons, and a ton of barbecue to enjoy! Catch my demo at 1 p.m. in the...

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