Category Archives: Barbecue

A Barbecue Pit Grows In Brooklyn – As Does A Friendship

Sometimes a gesture turns out to be the most meaningful. I was floored when I read this article in Food Republic. My friend Matt Fisher is much too generous in the praise, but I certainly feel the same way about … Continue reading

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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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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 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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Urban Grilling

Two of my friends were featured today in a great article about urban grilling over at grilling. com. Clint Cantwell interviews Matt Fisher, pitmaster and kitchen manager at Paul Kirk’s RUB BBQ in New York City and Neil Strawder of … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tips: Barbecue Lingo

So you’ve entered into the world of barbecue. You’re cooking up some good shit. Your food has become the talk of the town. People are lining up to eat your ‘cue. Feels pretty good huh?  Sure, you can walk the … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke – There’s Flavor

Alton Brown’s at it again. Interesting little video, but please, PLEASE don’t follow his advice on cooking pork butt.

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Barbecue Ingredients: Ketchup

Ketchup. Yes, ketchup is probably one of the most common ingredients on the barbecue circuit. You wouldn’t know it from looking around the competition tents, but it is. It forms the basis of many home made and even many store … Continue reading

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Ternera a la Llanera — Wherefore Art Thou?

Photo courtesy of http://blog.shankbone.org/ The above photo was taken at a Lower East Side of Manhattan street fair, sometime in the past. I don’t know which fair. I don’t know when. All I know is I want to be at that … Continue reading

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