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Steven Raichlen

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.

7 Indispensable Tips For The Ultimate New Year's Eve Cocktail Party

Steven Raichlen | Posted 02.24.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Four words to help you take your New Year's Eve bash over the top: fire up the grill.

6 New Year's Resolutions for Barbecue and Grilling Diehards

Steven Raichlen | Posted 02.19.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Everyone makes them. Everyone breaks them. I'm talking, of course, about New Year's resolutions, but if you're a die-hard barbecuer or griller, you have a leg up on the population at large.

7 Things You Need To Know About Made-From-Scratch Barbecue Rubs

Steven Raichlen | Posted 02.12.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Stumped on what to buy that barbecue fanatic on your holiday list?

7 Secrets To The Ultimate Prime Rib For The Holidays

Steven Raichlen | Posted 02.06.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Overcook a prime rib, and your reputation as a grill master will combust faster than the Yule log.

Thanksgiving Dinner Reincarnated as the Best Turkey Hash Recipe

Steven Raichlen | Posted 01.29.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Remarkably, 88 out of 100 people in the U.S. eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day, according to the National Turkey Foundation. So you can safely conclude 88 people out of 100 will be hungering for leftovers on Black Friday, formerly known as The-Day-After-Thanksgiving.

9 Gifts For Your Grill Fanatic Guaranteed Not To Be Regifted

Steven Raichlen | Posted 11.22.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

If someone you know would be pleased with a lump of (char)coal in his or her stocking -- someone who loves live-fire cooking -- read on.

The Official Raichlen Thanksgiving Menu! PLUS, Recipes for EVERY Course

Steven Raichlen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Thanksgiving is the most distinctly American holiday of the year. (Most countries have their versions of Independence Day, but not a nationally sanctioned holiday dedicated to giving thanks.)

Make a Brined Turkey on the Grill!

Steven Raichlen | Posted 11.08.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

The best way to cook America's Thanksgiving bird is to use a technique that, like the turkey itself, is also native to the Americas: You guessed it -- barbecue.

A Must-Read: A Thousand Hills to Heaven, a Story of Hope, Love, Sacrifice, and, Yes, Food

Steven Raichlen | Posted 11.06.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Josh Ruxin's A Thousand Hills to Heaven tells the story of two enterprising Americans who made an extraordinary difference for a country of 11 million people. While it's unfashionable to use words like "inspiring" or "life-changing," that's exactly what this book is.

Take Your Thanksgiving Turkey to the Next Level

Steven Raichlen | Posted 11.01.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

As you might imagine, my current favorite method of cooking a turkey involves building a fire -- specifically, firing up a smoker or a grill.

Pizza on the Grill

Steven Raichlen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

The Barbecue Bible take on grilled pizza.

6 Great Ways to Barbecue Your Breakfast!

Steven Raichlen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Plus, the best Dutch Pancake recipe you'll ever eat.

7 Smart Ways to Use Beer When You BBQ

Steven Raichlen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Pop open a cold one and fire up your grill.

6 Things You Need to Know About Bratwurst!

Steven Raichlen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Plus, the mile-long smoked brat sandwich you must eat.

Gold Plate Tailgating: The Only Tailgating Tips You'll Ever Need!

Steven Raichlen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Tailgating itself has become a competitive sport. Here's how to bring your "A" game.

Six Lessons I Learned About Writing From Julia Child

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
Steven Raichlen

Over the years, Julia gave me -- and legions of other writers -- lots of advice about writing. Not just cookbooks, but about living the writing life in general. Her advice proved invaluable when I set out to write my first novel, Island Apart.

10 Scorching Hot Chile Pepper Facts & Grilling Tips

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.06.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Plus, the only Jalapeño Popper recipe you'll ever need.

6 Must-Try Regional Barbecue Sauces! Plus, the BEST BBQ Sauce Recipes

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.18.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Tell me the kind of barbecue sauce YOU like, and I'll make a pretty accurate guess where you live.

Thinking Man's Barbecue: A Review of Cooked by Michael Pollan

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.10.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Food writing at its best.

Foodie Paradise: 10 Great Places to Eat in Martha's Vineyard

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.03.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

In a salute to some of my favorite local restaurants, coffee shops, lobster shacks, and ice cream parlors on Martha's Vineyard, I have the characters in my book, Island Apart, visit the same places where my wife and I like to eat.

The Only July 4th Wings Recipe You Need

Steven Raichlen | Posted 07.03.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

What is it about wings that has earned them a cult following?

10 July 4th Tips for Ribs! (Plus, the Only Ribs Recipe You'll Ever Need)

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.21.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Ribs: a must-have at July 4th celebrations. With these 10 expert tips, you'll always make the perfect ribs.