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The Grilling Tools You Need

Ali Rosen | Posted 06.30.2016 | Taste
Ali Rosen

For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com The Fourth of July has a lot of meaning, but when it comes to food there is really o...

Best Books for the BBQ Lover

Meathead | Posted 12.07.2016 | Taste
Meathead

Ten years ago when I started my BBQ and grilling website, AmazingRibs.com, it was because there were no good books on barbecue. Now, each new season b...

2 Simple Turkey Improvements

Meathead | Posted 11.16.2016 | Taste
Meathead

Here's a simple thing you can do to improve your turkey. Throw out your roasting rack. It's time to kill this old tradition whether you are cooking indoors or outdoors, whether you are roasting a turkey or prime rib.

Spatchcock Your Turkey

Meathead | Posted 11.10.2016 | Taste
Meathead

Whether you are cooking your turkey indoors or outdoors, butterflying the bird (spatchcocking) has numerous advantages. 1) By removing the spine an...

LBJ, BBQ Diplomacy, And The Great BBQ That Never Happened

Meathead | Posted 04.26.2014 | Taste
Meathead

Barbecue has been used as a tool in American political campaigns for more than 150 years.

Tips & Techniques For Grilling And Smoking In The Cold

Meathead | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste
Meathead

Cold, rain, snow, sleet, and wind may not delay the mail but they can sure delay the meal.

A Jock in Hollywood: The Canyon

Tony Cavalero | Posted 10.10.2013 | Comedy
Tony Cavalero

I need to blow off some steam and where better to head than to LA's hottest FREE hotspot, Runyon Canyon? It's LA's equivalent to Everest's base camp: a smorgasbord of dogs, celebs, trannies, sweaty shirtless bods, gangsters, strollers, and every cliché LA has to offer.

Top Ten Backyard Smokers

Meathead | Posted 05.21.2013 | Taste
Meathead

The best smokers to buy this summer.

How to Buy A Grill: Print This and Take It Shopping

Meathead | Posted 05.01.2013 | Taste
Meathead

Amping up our outdoor cooking starts with a good grill.

Make The Ultimate Ham on Your Grill

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2013 | Taste
Meathead

The world of hams is confusing, but it is worth getting a handle on things because a little knowledge will make your ham dinners much much better.

World's Best Pitmaster? There's Lipstick On That Pig!

Meathead | Posted 01.20.2013 | Taste
Meathead

It wasn't even close. Out of five categories, four were won by one team.

The Iconic Weber Kettle Grill Turns 60

Meathead | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home
Meathead

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.

Hamburger Secrets: How The Zen Master Prepares A Real Happy Meal

Meathead | Posted 09.01.2012 | Taste
Meathead

"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

'BBQ Pitmasters' Finale: A Fine Finish As We Pay Cheeky Respect To The Godfather

Meathead | Posted 09.01.2015 | Taste
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.

Debunking Beer Can Chicken: A Waste Of Good Beer, And Dangerous

Meathead | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Meathead

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.

BBQ Pitmasters Week 5: Finalists Set, But Where Are The Big Guns?

Meathead | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home
Meathead

That sets up a highly competitive final on July 8 with the pitmasters answering the burning question, who goes home with the $50,000?

'BBQ Pitmasters' Week 4 Review: Is This Traditional Barbecue?

Meathead | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home
Meathead

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.

BBQ Pitmasters Episode 3: Pulling The Trigger; All According To Script; And Is This Really Blind?

Meathead | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Meathead

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.

The Best Ever 'BBQ Pitmasters'

Meathead | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Meathead

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.

Finally, BBQ Pitmasters Gets It Right

Meathead | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home
Meathead

After three seasons of practice, BBQ Pitmasters, a reality cooking competition that is decidedly not Top Chef, has finally found the recipe.

Preserve Spring: Pickle Ramps And Other Onions

Meathead | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Meathead

Ramps, like other onions, are an underground bulb with long, tall green grasslike stalks. Ramps are much smaller than leeks, more like scallions, but the leaves are flatter.

How To Make DC Mumbo Sauce (Or Is It Really Chicago Mumbo Sauce?)

Meathead | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Meathead

There aren't many indigenous local D.C. dishes, but there is one concoction the locals proudly claim as their own: Mumbo Sauce.

Chestnuts Roasted On An Open Fire

Meathead | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Meathead

Warm fresh chestnuts are soft, fleshy, sensuous, creamy and sweet. They are best served with a glass of port or a mug of hot glogg and, on the bearskin rug, in front of the fireplace, with Nat King Cole in the background.

Essence Of August: Caprese Tomato Salad

Meathead | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home
Meathead

Caprese salad is the world's best use of tomatoes and possibly the world's best salad. This classic summer dish from the Island of Capri off the west coast of Italy is the essence of August on a plate.

"Absolutely, Positively No Ketchup On Hot Dogs. Never."

Meathead | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home
Meathead

Chicagoans, renowned for our worship of the all beef frankfurter, understand that ketchup is popular with children because they like sweet stuff. But if you are over 18, never, ever allow ketchup anywhere near a proper hot dog in Chicago.