SYD Easy BBQ Meatloaf For a popular dish dating back to the 5th century and enjoyed around the world from the Philippine embotido (banana leaf wrapped pork with whole hard boiled eggs) to Jewish Klops to Middle Eastern Kofta to South Africa’s sweet bobotie, the humble meatloaf was mankind’s way to do more with less. With just a little of meat,…0Read More »
When you’re in North Carolina and you ask for barbecue, you’ll get pulled pork with vinegar sauce. When you’re in Kansas City, you’ll get sweet pork spareribs. When in Memphis, it’s dry or wet tangy sweet baby-back ribs. When in California, you’ll get salty garlicky beef tri tip. When in Texas, you’ll get Texas-style brisket. In my travels across the…1Read More »
One of the gastronomic advantages of living in the Los Angeles metropolis is the vast availability of ethnic restaurants and foods from all over the world. You often don’t need to drive more than 30 minutes to find authentic restaurants that will transport your taste buds to another part of the globe. I love spicy food and Korean cuisine is…2Read More »
One of my fondest food memories while growing up in Southeast Asia was a wonderfully spicy and fragrant curry called Rendang. I’ve been fortunate to have tried this dish when I lived in Malaysia and in my travels to Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. I’ve even eaten it in the Netherlands as the Dutch are familiar with rendang through historical…11Read 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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Pitmasters are a passionate and quirky lot. We treat our pits like loving family members and give them pet names. Some teams like to go big with custom RVs and 5th Wheels, and some, like me, like to go as small as we can with one minivan. We proudly define ourselves by the genre of pits that we…0Read More »
I often start off my barbecue classes with a tongue-in-cheek statement that my students can cook a zebra in a hole in the ground without any fancy BBQ tools or equipment after they take my class. I say that because I don’t use any tools like a thermometer and fancy pits. The three most important things my students need…1Read More »
Whenever I’m at BBQ contests, I get a lot of visitors. Some are my devoted fans of Season One of TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters and ask to take a photo with me. Others are attracted to the catchy “Slap Yo’ Daddy” team name. You have to admit it. It just rolls off the tongue. Strangers, who have never heard of me,…4Read More »
Hilo Bay BBQ Cook-off, Hawaii State BBQ Championship, Hilo, HI Independence Day July 4th, 2013 was my third trip to the Big Island of Hawaii the previous 12 months. I had won the Hilo Bay Hawaii State BBQ Championship last year and was invited back in November 2012 to teach a class for my new Hawaiian friends. That 2012 win was my 7th GC for…0Read 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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I’ve partnered with my friends at Grill Daddy Brush Company to giveaway this Innovative Grilling Tools package. Grill Daddy Pro Grill cleaning tool utilizes an ergonomic design & steam-cleaning technology to keep grills spotless, without the use of chemicals Cleans with the power of steam to remove caked on food residue & grease, without the use of harsh chemicals…0Read More »
I’ve partnered with my friends at ThermoWorks to give away this ChefAlarm. New from the folks who brought you the Super-Fast Thermapen, ThermoWorks, introduces the latest innovation in oven thermometers – ChefAlarm! Designed for commercial use, and loaded with features not found in “houseware” cooking alarms, ChefAlarm is the new “go-to” thermometer for continuos monitoring of meat temps on the…0Read More »
I’ve partnered with my friends at Green Mountain Grill to give away this Davy Crockett Ultimate Tailgater Pellet Grill with open flame technology. There will be one (1) lucky winner who will receive this giveaway. It’s a very cool portable design and will be generally available in October 2013 for under $400. So, if you want the convenience of a…0Read More »
I am partnering with my friends at Meteor BBQ to giveaway this BBQ Care package. There will be one (1) winner who will receive this giveaway package. KETTLE / SMOKER STYLE ELECTRIC CHARCOAL STARTER The Kettle / Smoker style Electric Charcoal Starter will have you cooking in no time. Simple to operate: just place in your grill with charcoal, plug in the starter…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 »
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…0Read More »
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,…0Read More »
My 101 class Class Page is sold out with numerous students on the wait list. I’ve saved a spot in my 2014 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 many of my students are comp teams who have gone on to…0Read More »