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Barbecue Recipes

A Guide To Buying The Best Pork Shoulder

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.24.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

The average hog today contains 31 percent less fat than it would have 20 years ago. And we all know that that fat carries flavor.

6 Tips for Making Amazing Bacon Weaves

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.10.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Who first had the idea to apply the classic over-and-under weaving technique to strips of cured pork belly, aka bacon?

How to Make Any Steak Tender

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.03.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

The world's grill masters have evolved a variety of strategies for tenderizing even traditionally tough cuts.

Make the Ultimate Hot Sauce (Hint: It Involves Fermentation)

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.19.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

You produce a hot sauce with complex umami flavors -- a condiment worthy of your best grilling.

Curing Salts Demystified

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.29.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

A growing number of home pit masters have taken to curing and smoking their own bacon, pastrami, jerky, etc.

One Brilliant Recipe That Combines Two Barbecue Staples

OWN | Posted 08.29.2014 | OWN

A summer barbecue doesn't seem complete without two culinary staples: potato salad and grilled corn. But before you round up the usual ingredients and...

The Ultimate Labor Day Menu

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

If you're like me, after a summer of cookouts, you're ready for a Labor Day barbecue that's anything but labor-intensive.

4 Foods You Should Grill Wrapped in Bacon Now

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.15.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Use the following ideas as a springboard for your own imagination. Sweetbreads? Asparagus? Pears? The possibilities are endless.

4 Food Swaps for a Healthier BBQ

KnowMore TV | Posted 09.02.2014 | Home
KnowMore TV

By Tara Weng for KnowMore.tv I love summer, even if it does usually mean a lot of food-centered gatherings. I remember my first summer as a newlywed...

4th Of July: Best BBQ & Grill Recipes

KnowMore TV | Posted 09.02.2014 | Home
KnowMore TV

By Katherine Hahn for KnowMore.tv Whether you're planning to spend Independence Day with a laid-back family dinner or a full-out backyard party, you ...

25 Times Barbecue Sides Stole The Show

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste

From glorious grilled corn to buttery biscuits, these side dishes are showstoppers.

America's Best Ribs

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.19.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

So what does make for a perfect rib, according to some of the country's leading experts? Tenderness, sauce-to-meat ratio, smokiness, and good charring.

6 Foods That Will Add More Umami to Dinner

Steven Raichlen | Posted 07.18.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Umami (pronounced "oo-mah-me") has been grabbing a lot of attention in the food world recently (consider the national expansion of the Los Angeles-b...

Making Homemade Corned Beef Is Easier Than You Think

Steven Raichlen | Posted 05.14.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Many Americans will boil the meat on the stovetop until tender, but they have it all wrong.

Your Next Go-To Meatball Recipe

Steven Raichlen | Posted 05.07.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Maybe you didn't get the memo, but March 9th is National Meatball Day. Meatballs appear in most of the world's food cultures. Swedes call them köt...

7 Tips For A Foolproof Chili On The Grill

Steven Raichlen | Posted 04.30.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Chili. It's an ingredient. A dish. An iconic American favorite. And the fastest way I know to start a food fight. Especially if a Texan is present.

The Best Tips for Grilling Skirt Steak

Steven Raichlen | Posted 04.23.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

There are times when you splurge for big-ticket steak, like porterhouse or filet mignon. And there are also times when you crave the sanguine satisf...

Chocolate And Barbecue: A Love Affair

Steven Raichlen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Valentine's Day is upon us. Here's how to capture the romantic powers of chocolate at your grill.

Beat the Elements: 7 Tips for Successful Winter Grilling

Steven Raichlen | Posted 04.09.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

We're just weeks into it, but 2014 will be remembered as the year we added "polar vortex" to our vocabulary. So you may wonder what a guy who l...

5 Ways to Have the Best Super Bowl Wings on the Block

Steven Raichlen | Posted 04.02.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Quick: what do Buffalo wings and the Super Bowl have in common? (Besides consuming large quantities of the former while enjoying the latter.)

4 Easy Ways To Start Grilling With Your Fireplace

Steven Raichlen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

In many parts of the world, cooking on an indoor hearth remains a living art.

5 Predictions For Barbecue In 2014 (And Recipes To Get You Started)

Steven Raichlen | Posted 03.19.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Admittedly, the future of barbecue isn't as weighty as politics or high finance, but it certainly does more to further the cause of human happiness. I believe that 2014 will be another banner year for barbecue.

Barbecue: The New Health Food?!? 11 Tips To Keep It Lean

Steven Raichlen | Posted 03.16.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Grilled fish or fried fish? Smoked turkey or chicken in cream sauce? Hey, no contest.

Up Your Cocktail Game... With Smoke! Plus 5 Easy Recipes

Steven Raichlen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Smoke adds character that can turn a basic cocktail into a drink of great depth and distinction.

The 11 Best Barbecue and Grill Restaurants of 2013

Steven Raichlen | Posted 03.02.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

if you're expecting me to say that barbecue just isn't what it used to be, guess again. It's better! A new generation of pit masters have -- choose your metaphor -- taken the tongs, relit the torch -- turning out smoked meats worthy of our barbecue founding fathers.