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Memorial Day Cook

Holy shit – he wrote cook. Yes, unbelievers, I am actually lighting a fire this Memorial Day. Ya see, my brother Matt and his wonderful wife Amy are stopping by Brooklyn tomorrow. Matt, in case you don’t know, is the … Continue reading

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A Post

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt Am I?

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BBQ Restaurants: Blue Smoke

I don’t usually lead readers to articles on other sites, but I think you’ll enjoy reading this one. Mark Maynard-Parisi sits down with The Atlantic and reminisces on the beginnings of Blue Smoke, one of Manhattan’s oldest barbecue restaurants, where it is today … Continue reading

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Cook Book Reviews: The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Food From My Frontier

One of my favorite things to do is to peruse cookbooks. I rarely use them for cooking anymore, I use them for inspiration. I don’t like rules. I’m not one to read directions. Recently, HarperCollins offered me two copies of The … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Barbecue Beef Back Ribs

So, I lit a fire the other day. I whipped out my trusty Weber Smokey Mountain, loaded it up with some Kingsford and chunks of cherry and oak and let it burn. I tried a new method of lighting the … Continue reading

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BBQ Contests: Grillin’ On The Bay and The Brooklyn Chili Smack Down

Hey folks. I’m exhausted. For the last couple of nights, I haven’t been sleeping much at all. You who know me, know that I usually don’t sleep more than 4 hours a night, but I think I’ve slept four hours … Continue reading

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BBQ Class: Learning From A Master

One of the earliest cookbooks I purchased that was completely barbecue related was  Paul Kirk’s Championship Barbecue Sauces. It’s still one of my favorites and one I turn to often. One of the reasons I enjoy Paul’s book is that … Continue reading

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BBQ Sauces: Professor Becker’s BBQ Sauce

So, I lit a fire, isn’t it good? Yes, yes it was. On Saturday evening, on the coldest night so far in the fall of 2011, I and my old friend Dan, lit a fire. I know that for most of … Continue reading

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Why I Barbecue

I get asked this question a lot. Why barbecue?  Well, why not?

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A Taste Of Sheepshead Bay

I didn’t light a fire last night.  We spent the entire day and a good part of the evening putting the final touches on a project that has been consuming my time lately; A Taste of Sheepshead Bay. On October … Continue reading

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