Serious 'que lovers crave more than just a few summer months to keep the coals hot, so many take their love of slow-cooked meats on the road and enter the competitive barbecue circuit.
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Food-on-a-stick is great fun to eat. Chicken grilled on a skewer, also known as chicken shish kebab, is easy to make and delicious -- a lovely summer dinner with couscous and green salad.
There are better designs for grills, among them the top end Hasty Bakes, and there are cheaper grills, but the modern Weber Kettle has achieved icon status.
"Give a man a burger and he will gladly pay you Tuesday. Teach a man to make a burger and he will feed his family as if every day is Sunday." -- Meathead
It was winner-take-all as the five victors from the preliminaries competed for $50,000, the title 'Kingsford BBQ Pitmasters Grand Champion,' and a spot in the Kingsford Invitational.
Think about this: You've never seen a fine dining restaurant serve Beer Can Chicken, have you? That's because real chefs know it is not the best way to roast a chicken.
That sets up a highly competitive final on July 8 with the pitmasters answering the burning question, who goes home with the $50,000?
DENVER — Boston Market Corp. plans a string of summer deals and giveaways to lure customers, especially younger ones, in a competitive market.
Competition barbecue has moved so far from traditional Southern barbecue that it must be considered a style of cooking unto itself, as different from the original as is Korean Barbecue.
Picture this. It's summer time. You just got home from a summer party only to realize that you have a big honking stain on your shirt, thanks to that ...
Sadly there is little room for creativity in competition barbecue nowadays. If barbecue is part of the culinary arts, then the judges and cooks should take a look at other forms.
Like a hungry farmer raised on real Southern smoke-roasted pit barbecue, for the last two years this franchise has a been serving me boiled ribs, and when presented with the real deal, I am gobbling it down.
After three seasons of practice, BBQ Pitmasters, a reality cooking competition that is decidedly not Top Chef, has finally found the recipe.
With barbecue season underway, almost everyone in America will be pulling out their grills for some outdoor entertaining. Barbecue is synonymous with ...
If willful destruction of expensive gadgetry makes you cringe, then look away: The barbecue fiends at Pork Barrel BBQ in Alexandria, Va. have inaugura...
There aren't many indigenous local D.C. dishes, but there is one concoction the locals proudly claim as their own: Mumbo Sauce.
by Jay Ducote, BBQ Expert for the Menuism BBQ Blog
Like all of the great foodways of the world, modern-day barbecue is riddled in history and culture...
Among all the creatures on earth, only humans cook -- and barbecue is the world's oldest cooking method. Barbecue may even be the world's second oldest profession.
The Stall. The Zone. The Plateau. It has many names and it has freaked out many a barbecue cook. I know because they email me right in the middle of their cook. Panicky.
They might usually be busy smoking their own hogs, but even world-class pitmasters need to make a pit stop now and then. But, where does a BBQ profess...
Everyone who cares about barbecue knows that the real stuff comes from "little shacks with huge smokers that burn down every couple of years," says Ch...
The first step to becoming a great outdoor cook is to master your instrument, and the best way to do this is to calibrate it with dry runs. No food needed.
One of the more notorious names in grilling, Weber made itself famous almost 60 years ago for its round and easy-to-use backyard grill that has become...
It's about time that the rest of the country comes face to face with the charms of this liberally condimented showpiece clad in a tidy white bun.
It's the time of the year for Dad to go out and immolate his paycheck, turning succulent pieces of meat and crunchy fresh veggies into hockey pucks and piles of ash.
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