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Mountain Creek: Car-Free Skiing Near NYC | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel

For more winter destination ideas, please visit Imagine hitting the slopes within two hours of leaving New York City. It's easier than ...

Beachy Keen: Warm Getaways From NYC | Posted 01.23.2017 | Travel

To find more beautiful destinations, visit For a relaxing winter retreat, we like these four destinations because they're hot, beautifu...

6 of the Hottest Barbecue Trends for 2017

Steven Raichlen | Posted 01.13.2017 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Photo by Richard Dallett. A new year already? You know what that means: It's time for Raichlen's predictions for barbecue trends in 2017. The goo...

The Best New Barbecue and Grill Restaurants of 2016

Steven Raichlen | Posted 12.30.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

It's tough work, as the cliche goes, but someone has to do it. Part of my job--one of the best parts--is keeping tabs on the best new barbecue and g...

The Best Way to Cook Prime Rib for the Holidays

Steven Raichlen | Posted 12.21.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Photo by Rob Baas. Prime rib. No other hunk of meat has such wow power. And no other cut strikes more fear in the hearts of home grill masters. Wi...

3 Smoky-Delicious Homemade Holiday Gifts

Steven Raichlen | Posted 12.15.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Bumping up against December's "order by" deadlines? Running low on funds? Or just tired of the mall scene? Find respite by using your grill and/or smo...

The Best Things to Do in Stowe, Vermont | Posted 11.29.2016 | Travel

For more stories on car-free getaways head to, Stowe, Vermont is a picture-perfect village ringed by storybook alpine scenery. While lov...

6 Steps to the Best Thanksgiving Turkey Ever

Steven Raichlen | Posted 11.22.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Photo by John Livingston. The most popular food holiday of the year is nearly upon us. And that means high anxiety or gustatory bliss. Here are some ...

Three Grilled Pork Chop Recipes

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.25.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Pork ribs, pulled pork, and bacon may gain more attention when it comes to pork on your grill or in your smoker, but an expertly prepared moist and tender pork chop is a thing of beauty.

An Alternative to the 3-2-1 Method for Smoking Ribs

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.14.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Most serious practitioners consider barbecue an art, the outcome of which depends on knowledge, skill, and intuition. Which is why I'm skeptical of formulaic approaches like the 3-2-1 method for cooking pork spare ribs.

Chicken Wings, the Perfect Finger Food

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.04.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Chickens just can't catch a break. On July 29, we celebrated National Chicken Wing Day--an undisguised warm-up for fall tailgating season. We Americans do love our chicken wings. The National Chicken Council predicts we'll eat 28 billion of them before year's end.

More Terrific Cuts of Steak to Try on the Grill

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.26.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

For more than two decades, the slogan of the beef industry was, "Beef. It's what's for dinner." Except that in some American households, it wasn't.

The Hamdog Is The Greatest Advance In Technology Since Sliced Bread

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.21.2016 | Taste

Peanut butter and jelly. Spaghetti and meatballs. Chicken and waffles. Some foods just go together. Others need to be forced. Meet the hamdog — a be...

Grilled and Smoked Chicken, Three Ways

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.26.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

As you travel the world's barbecue trail, you find chicken in every grill culture. From Jamaican jerk chicken to Japanese yakitori. From Indian chicken tandoori to Peruvian chili-marinated rotisserie chicken.

How To Make Smoked Ice Cream (Really)

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.22.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

You know I smoke and/or grill just about everything. But ice cream? Yes, folks, I've even smoked ice cream. It's not as strange as it sounds.

Louisiana Couple Cooks Barbecue For Entire Shelter Of Flood Victims

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.18.2016 | Good News

Flood survivors in Baton Rouge were sure happy to meat this couple. Over the course of two days this week, Christian and Amanda Dornhorst spent $1,840...

Richmond, VA: Dining and Dashing Around the 2016 Jazz Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.17.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The seventh annual Richmond Jazz Festival ran from August 11th to the 14th, in venues around town and culminated at the lush 100-acre Maymont Park with a two-day outdoor fest.

One of Brazil's Most Delectable Grilled Meats: Picanha

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.12.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

While the world's eyes are trained on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, I thought I'd acquaint you with one of Brazil's most delectable grilled meats: picanha.

4 Tips for Buying the Best Shrimp

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.04.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

So how do you source the best shrimp when the primary clues at your supermarket are "small, medium, and large?" Here are four things you need to know about buying shrimp.

How to Make Barbecue Ribs in 2 Hours or Less

Steven Raichlen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Ribs--crusty with spices, fragrant with wood smoke, sizzling with fat and caramelized sauce--invoke the spirit of barbecue like no other meat. Plus, they are unabashedly fun to eat, channeling through our DNA the same hand-to-mouth pleasure our cave-dwelling ancestors experienced after they embraced the power of live-fire cooking.

Police And Activists Break Bread, Host Barbecue Rather Than Protest

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.25.2016 | Good News

The Kansas city of Wichita has cooked up a brilliant idea. On July 17, hundreds of people showed up to a Sunday barbecue in Wichita’s McAdams Park, ...

5 Grilling Tips For The Best Burgers Ever

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 07.12.2016 | OWN

Don’t forget the fat. Bloomfield’s ideal burger ratio: 70 percent lean protein, 30 percent fat.Shop smart. “Buy hot dogs only in a tightly seale...

Char None! Healthy Options For High Heat Cooking

Melanie Young | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Grilling and barbecues are cooking rites of summer. But high heat and open flame cooking can cause a chemical reaction in the foods that are potentially carcinogenic.

Top Burger Recipes For The Fourth Of July

Steven Raichlen | Posted 06.30.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Independence Day is just around the corner, meaning millions of Americans will take to their backyards for a stars-and-stripes-themed barbecue. In fac...

The Best Wines To Pair With Your Barbecue

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Taste

Summer is here and that means more meals straight from the grill, eaten outside on our decks and porches. But just because we're cooking and eating ou...