My friend and uber food blogger Jeanie of Cowgirl’s Country Life based out of Oklahoma has been trying out some of my SYD competition rubs. She’s tried them out a couple of times (see Jeanie’ Salmon and Chicken Thighs). She’s a great cook and writer, and Jeanie has graciously given me permission to share her April 23, 2013 blog and pictures about her…0Read More »
Cowboy Coffee Tri Tip When you’re in Texas, barbecue means brisket. When you want barbecue in North Carolina, it’s automatically pork. When you’re in Santa Maria along the California central coast, barbecue is always beef tri tip. Santa Maria style tri tip is a garlicky salty beef cut that is served with pinquito bean, a miniature cousin of the pink bean that…0Read More »
I knew I was at the right place when I saw the concrete pig statues in front of the house. I had travelled to Alameda Island across the bay from San Francisco to the home of Frank Falice and Marilyn Schlagel of Traditons Sausage who are renowned for their Italian-style sausage making classes. I’ve always enjoyed all kinds of sausages…0Read More »
Around the middle of March each year in America, many folks wear green to usher in St. Patrick’s Day. Many are not even Irish but use the day to celebrate Irish and Irish American culture with green decorations and by drinking lots of green beer. The traditional dish for this day is of course corned beef and cabbage with potatoes…0Read More »
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Harry Soo brings love and passion into cooking--and you can taste it. He is the owner of Slap Yo' Daddy Barbecue, ranked fourth in the nation. Although he has no expectation to win, it doesn't stop him from getting big checks. Lexy Nuno reports.
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Memphis In May 2013 It’s hard not to tear up as I write this story enroute home from Memphis. The past three days was an intense emotional blur as I had an opportunity of a lifetime to experience the 2013 36th annual Memphis in May (MIM) World Championship as a guest of Mr. John Willingham, one of America’s barbecue greats….0Read More »
Most of my fellow competitors on the competition circuit know I’ve been using Kingsford briquettes exclusively since my rookie days in 2008. I continue to use them because they work extremely well and are a great value. When the summer half-price sales at Lowe’s and Home Depot starts around May, I fill my garage with them. Between my BBQ…1Read More »
“Meat, smoke, and fire always makes me happy and lifts my spirits” In this last installment of my December 2012 Texas barbecue crawl weekend, we ate at seven places before running out of time to catch our Southwest flight home. The seven were Blacks, Kruez, Southside, Meyers, Stiles, Rudy’s, and Country Line. As you can see from the recap…0Read More »
8 important lessons learned from judging 8 World Champions at the Kingsford Invitational, Belle, Missouri, November 2012 I was humbled to be selected among the thousands of barbecue judges and pitmasters in America to be part of the history making first-ever Kingsford Invitational contest to crown a single grand champion from eight winners of the nation’s top barbecue competitions….2Read More »
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Harry Soo, head cook of the Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ competition team featured on the TLC series BBQ Pitmasters, answered questions about the TV show, barbecue, and the WSMs and automatic temp control devices he uses in competition.
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Whether you’re a low-and-slow barbecue pitmaster or backyard griller, you know you need a good thermometer. The $100 Thermapen manufactured in England is the de facto standard for BBQ pitmasters because it’s the Lamborghini of instant read thermometers. Just go to any BBQ contest and you’ll notice that almost all the professional pitmasters use them. It’s also very popular among restaurant chains, health inspectors,…1Read More »
Want authentic smoke house flavor? The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 18.5 Inch is the right smoker for you! This is the exact smoker which has won me 20+ Grand Championships since 2008. I regularly go up against smokers costings $15,000+ and this $299 unit is a winner in the right hands. As part of the start of summer 2013,…0Read More »
I’ve partnered with my friends at Green Mountain Grill to give away this remote control Daniel Boone pellet grill worth $900 There will be one (1) lucky winner who will receive this giveaway. Daniel Boone pellet grill The future of pellet grilling is here at the touch of a button. The Green Mountain Daniel Boone pellet grill has 458 square inches…0Read More »
UPDATE – The winner of this giveaway is: Andy Shockley My 101 class Class Page is sold out with numerous students on the wait list. I’ve saved a spot in my April 20, 2013 class as a free Giveaway worth $375 for one lucky winner. This class will be held in Diamond Bar, CA. I’ve trained over 500 pitmasters and…0Read More »
UPDATE: The winner of this giveaway is Carl Reisinger Whether you’re a low-and-slow barbecue pitmaster or backyard griller, you know you need a good thermometer. The $100 Thermapen manufactured in England is the de facto standard for BBQ pitmasters because it’s the Lamborghini of instant read thermometers. Just go to any BBQ contest and you’ll notice that almost all the professional pitmasters use…0Read More »