Whether it's a family dish that's been passed down for generations, a recipe that's used to celebrate our religion, or something that's indicative of our culture, food has a way of tracing our roots back to their beginnings and defining who we are.
Mark Bittman published a famous blog hit piece on this book in which Jennifer Mascia accused Gwyneth Paltrow of pushing "quack science" with her elimination diet approach and questioned her use of high-end ingredients too expensive for the average family.
When it comes to barbecue, Chicago isn't usually the first city to come to mind. "Chicago Style" barbecue is a questionable mix of techniques often involving a combination of dry rub, sauce, and usually some slow roasting or even boiling of ribs.
It's summertime and everyone wants to be outside enjoying the warm weather. What's easier than gathering friends and family for a backyard BBQ? From Memorial Day to Labor Day, grilling is a hallowed summer tradition.
There are many reasons great barbecue tastes so mouthwateringly amazing, but the main ones are experience, time and passion. If you happen to find yourself in the Hollywood hood this summer, stop by and watch this master at work.
When the fireworks are going off this year, pay attention to how your dogs react, and which of these techniques help the most. Make notes, then plan ahead for next year. July 5th is the best day to start the process of preparing your dog for next year's festivities.