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Steven Raichlen

Smoking Hot This Year: Beer-Can Burgers

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.02.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

As bona fide evangelists for the beer can genre of barbecue, we feel obligated to spread the gospel.

Barbecue Secrets From Carolina Pitmaster Ed Mitchell

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.28.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

He even goes to the trouble of serving his pork sandwiches on house-baked buns (crusty where the buttered side hit the griddle, but Charmin-soft in the center), with additional crunch supplied by a fried pork rind.

How to Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.18.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

National Cheeseburger Day? Now that's a holiday we can really get behind. It would be almost un-American not to eat a cheeseburger today.

The Only BBQ Rub Matrix You'll Ever Need

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.14.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Back to school? Back to chemistry class. I promise to make this painless. You already know the formula to 4-4 rub (a.k.a. the only barbecue rub you will ever need in this life), right?

Tips For Taking The Work Out Of A Labor Day Cookout

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.04.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Labor Day pays homage to the American workforce, but there's no reason you should have to spend the whole day laboring behind the grill and not enjoy your own party--even if you're cooking for a crowd.

Big Bad Beef: Discover Beef Shoulder Clod

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.21.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Haven't heard of it? Clod is one of the sacred meats in the Central Texas Barbecue Belt and nearly unknown everywhere else on the planet.

5 Tips for the Perfect Grilled Gazpacho

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.18.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Your gazpacho lives by the quality of the vegetables--garden or farm stand tomatoes, sweet onions (preferably with dirt still on the roots), local peppers--well, you get the idea. Do not, I repeat, do not refrigerate the tomatoes.

8 Secrets to the Perfect Brisket

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.10.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

As I went back through my notes (secret #1: always take notes when you smoke brisket and other meats--record what works and what doesn't), I found I made a few subtle changes to my usual method that took this brisket over the top.

How To Make The Onion Bomb (And Variations)

Steven Raichlen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Imagine the outer layers of an onion, split, stuffed with a meatloaf-like mixture, wrapped in bacon, and smoke-roasted into an orb of meaty awesomeness. It's the onion bomb, which exploded on the Internet a few weeks ago. It was love at first sight and first bite.

5 Steps To Grilling The Perfect Porterhouse Or T-Bone Steak

Steven Raichlen | Posted 07.17.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

The secret? Raise it like a flagpole.

5 Things You Need To Know If You Want To Grill A Salad

Steven Raichlen | Posted 07.15.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

You'll have the makings of a salad with astonishing depth of flavor.

Ready, Set, Smoke!

Steven Raichlen | Posted 06.26.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Six months ago, Project Smoke was just an idea. (That idea was to do for smoking and smokers what Primal Grill did for grilling.) By nightfall, Febr...

Reimagining The Fast Food McRib As Real Barbecue

Steven Raichlen | Posted 06.12.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

A few weeks ago, Rob Baas had the idea to reimagine the fast food McRib as real barbecue.

Reverse Searing: Does It Come At A Price?

Steven Raichlen | Posted 06.05.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

It enables you to smoke the one cut of beef most people would never dare cook in a smoker.

What to Consider When Buying a Grill or Smoker

Steven Raichlen | Posted 05.15.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

A convenience-minded gas griller, or diehard wood griller, wants a different sort of live fire experience.

Mother's Day Brunch -- on the Grill

Steven Raichlen | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

My mother, Frances Raichlen, wore the barbecue pants in my family. Back in a day when most women wouldn't go near a grill, my mother loaded ours ...

How To Grill Cheese

Steven Raichlen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Sandwiches and quesadillas aside, several cheeses are designed to be seared directly on the grill grate.

Injecting Your Meat with Flavor

Steven Raichlen | Posted 06.17.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

As many barbecue pros know, injecting is the most efficient way to add flavor and moisture to smoked, barbecued, or grilled food. Think of injecting as marinating from the inside out.

How to Make Authentic Jamaican Jerk at Home

Steven Raichlen | Posted 06.10.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Jamaican jerk is simultaneously a dish, a cooking method, and a way of life -- a noun and a verb.

The Easiest Way To Roast A Chicken -- On The Grill

Steven Raichlen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Here comes the secret my French chef mentors would never have dreamt of.

It's Spring Cleaning Time -- For Your Grill

Steven Raichlen | Posted 03.20.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

The focus is on gas grills.

Make the Ultimate Chicken Parmesan -- on the Grill

Steven Raichlen | Posted 05.06.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Sometimes you just want the mild, clean, lean taste of a chicken breast.

How to Cook Pork Shoulder Right

Steven Raichlen | Posted 04.29.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

The pork shoulder may be the world's simplest cut of meat to cook.

Valentine's Day Is About To Get Really Hot: Cook Dinner On The Grill

Steven Raichlen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Romance on the grill? We have you covered. No stressed-out servers. No long wait for cocktails.

The Irresistible Potato: Grilled, Smoked, Mashed and Smashed

Steven Raichlen | Posted 04.08.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Call it the latest outbreak of a smoke fever sweeping a nation hungry for barbecue that goes beyond meat.