Author Archives: brooklynq
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
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt Am I?
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
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
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
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
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
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
I get asked this question a lot. Why barbecue? Well, why not?