January 15, 2016

La Caja China Pig Roaster – Blog and Recipe

Summary For $399, you too can realize your dream to become a whole hog pitmaster. You can crank out a superb whole roasted pig in 4 ½ hours.  Read my tricks and tips to get the most out of

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November 13, 2015

BBQ Class in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the Las Vacas Meat Shop, October 20, 2015

I’m always amazed by the interest in American-style barbecue from around the world. Students from Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia often find their way to my class in Los Angeles. Most are backyard heroes but a few come because

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October 23, 2015

Stories from the Bucket List – Visiting the World’s oldest living creatures

Visiting the World’s oldest living creatures, by Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ, Alameda, CA One of the things I enjoy about being on the BBQ circuit with Harry is traveling to places that I have never visited. BBQ has brought

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August 24, 2015

Pitmasters Harry and Donna visit White Oak Ranch, Oregon

  In Part 2 of our Summer 2015 roadtrip (See Part 1), we checkout some Red Wattle Hogs and more Wagyu cattle during our roadtrip vacation to Crater Lake / Lava Beds / Oregon / Fort Bragg.  Here’s

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August 17, 2015

Pitmasters Harry and Donna visit Askew Farms, Oregon

Readers of my website know that I’m a fan of good beef.  I’m especially fond of Wagyu (pronounced Waa-gue) beef which means literally “Japanese Cow.” I’ve been fortunate that Snake River Farms has been kind to provide their excellent

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August 3, 2015

Food Network Chopped Grill Masters, Part XI – Epilogue

  Episode 3 Dessert Round Battle between Leslie Roark Scott and Harry   As I write this epilogue blog a week after Episode 3 aired on July 28, 2015, I have been processing, in my head, the many emails, text

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July 28, 2015

Food Network Chopped Grill Masters, Part IX & X – Day of Shoot

Harry’s live lobster main course on Chopped Grill Masters   By the time you read Part IX and X, the show has aired and you know that Donna went out in the appetizer round and I got chopped in the

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July 27, 2015

Food Network Chopped Grill Masters, Part VII & VIII – Day of Shoot

Episode 3 Judges: Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Tim Love   Fear and excitement. That’s what I felt the morning of the shoot. I was anxious whether I would shine and make the $50,000 finals or flame out trying. Would it

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July 24, 2015

Food Network Chopped Grill Masters, Part VI – Day One, Bio Shoot

Donna and family were already in Washington and NY for a week-long Spring break vacation by the time I flew out on the redeye to shoot the bio the first day, followed by the show the next day. I

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July 20, 2015

Food Network Chopped Grill Masters, Part V – Journey to NY

Harry shows up in NY with signature hat and game face on!   Donna and family left for NY for the Chopped Grill Masters shoot a week before me.  I was tied up at work so I couldn’t join them for

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