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November 25, 2016

Factory tour – Harry’s favorite hot sauce, Huy Fong Sriracha Sauce, Irwindale, California

Factory tour of Harry’s favorite hot sauce – Huy Fong Sriracha Sauce, Irwindale, California     It’s no secret that Sriracha is my favorite hot sauce.  I put it on everything, eggs, mashed potatoes, hamburges, noodles, pulled pork, popcorn, and

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October 21, 2016

Cochon555 US Tour – Heritage BBQ Festival San Francisco

Cochon555 US Tour – Heritage BBQ Festival San Francisco, October 16, 2016, By Donna Fong Harry, Melanie, Donna   One of the benefits of cooking on the barbecue circuit are the gifts you receive from friends. I have received bottles of

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October 15, 2016

Shrimp on the Barbie Down Under – Sydney Australia classes September 2016

  When Rohan Dimmock contacted about how he had seen me on BBQ Pitmasters, I never imagined that I would be teaching three classes at his Sydney barbecue store a few months later.  Rohan, together with his business partner

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August 29, 2016

Product review: Hunsaker Vortex Charcoal Basket for WSM-22

  How do you improve the flavor of barbeque cooked in your Weber Smokey Mountain 22-inch smoker or your drum smoker?  Here are two suggestions from my Swiss Army knife of black belt secrets: Tip #1 – Maintain good

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August 12, 2016

Site Visit Dallas Fort Worth – 2017 NBBQA Annual Conference

August 7, 2016, Site Visit Dallas Fort Worth for 2017 NBBQA Annual Conference Texas-sized World’s Largest Smoker by Trace Arnold of Ultimate Smoker & Grill   Be sure to mark next year’s calendar from March 30 to April 1 for

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July 22, 2016

Low and Slow TAKES Time . . . maybe it MAKES Time?

Maui sunset from Haleakala volcano peak 10,000 feet   You may not call yourself a competitor, but we all know there’s a competitive spirit inside us all. Have your children rolled their eyes, because you have asked them, for the

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June 30, 2016

Destination America “Smoked” – Battle of the Barbecue Teachers – Part 2 of 2

Destination America “Smoked” – Battle of the Barbecue Teachers – Part 2 of 2 <Read Part 1> In part 1 of this post, I shared how I got on “Smoked” and what the show is about.  I hope you

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June 28, 2016

Destination America “Smoked” – Battle of the Barbecue Teachers – Part 1 of 2

Destination America “Smoked” – Battle of the Barbecue Teachers – Part 1 of 2 <Read Part 2> As an enthusiast, a neighborhood barbecue competition can set you on edge. For a seasoned competitor, there’s always one event or one

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June 24, 2016

On the Road Again

On the Road Again L to R: Harry, Donna, Shaun, Mike, Barry, Steve   As you all know, barbecue competitors are on the road…a lot. All of those competitors would probably tell you that the work is hot and long,

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June 5, 2016

Barbecue Creativity: Finding Your Purple Cow

Barbecue Creativity: Finding Your Purple Cow   The editor of the National Barbecue Association E-Newsletter recently asked me about creative ingredients I use for traditional barbecue along with sides and toppings. You may have found my ribs and grilled

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