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Raichlen Predicts: Eight BBQ Trends for 2018

Raichlen Predicts: Eight BBQ Trends for 2018

Another New Year already?! It seems like just yesterday I was writing my blog on BBQ Trends for 2017.  It’s time to dust off my crystal ball for the trends that will shape barbecue in 2018. But first, a quick review of my 2017 predictions. Some came to pass and some didn’t. Consider Trend #1: How (or more precisely HHOW) our food is raised matters as much as how we grill it. (The acronym, by the way, stands for Heritage, Heirloom, Organic, and Wild.) This one certainly shaped the way we shopped, barbecued, and grilled in 2017 and it will continue to do so this year....

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Barbecue for Good: Operation BBQ Relief

Barbecue for Good: Operation BBQ Relief

Three years ago this month, I interviewed Jeff Stith, a co-founder with two other competition barbecuers of Operation BBQ Relief. Since 2011, this nonprofit organization has evolved into an emergency response team and has served over 700,000 plates of barbecue to people displaced by tornadoes, wild fires, and even a devastating fertilizer plant explosion. The good this coalition of volunteers—some 3,000 of them—has done is immeasurable. I believe...

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