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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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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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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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July 10, 2015

Food Network Chopped Grill Masters Part II – Audition

I was surprised how fast a casting associate from Food Network contacted me after I submitted my online application. We chatted briefly on the phone and I was careful not to say, ““You can’t cook barbecue in 30 minutes!” which

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June 29, 2015

My BBQ Journey – Mike Pagel

Intro by Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ When it comes to Harry’s classes, each class is different. Usually it is 95% men and backyard cooks.  There is usually a funny guy who cracks the jokes and keeps the class

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November 26, 2014

Something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving  

By Donna Fong In my family, Thanksgiving is about food. There are families that love music, love to hike, love to drink, love to gamble, love to joke, love sports or some combination of everything.  My family, we love

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June 15, 2014

Audacious 2014 Alumni – Melissa Brimmer of Beeps Bodacious BBQ

    As a veteran pitmaster, I’ve heard my fair share of stories about audacious rookie competitors. When Donna told me about this one, I blurted out, “She’s the ballsiest student I’ve ever had!” How so? 1) You take

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May 13, 2014

Top-10 advice for first time barbecue competitors by Donna Fong, Butcher’s Daughter BBQ

  Do’s, Don’ts and Nevers, by Donna Fong, Butcher’s Daughter BBQ 30 lbs of ruined meat – expensive aftermath of a pit grease fire   Do 1. Take a Certified BBQ Judge class so you know what the judges are

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March 24, 2014

Choosing your First Serious Smoker By Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ

  Buying your first serious smoker is much like buying a piece of Le Creuset cookware.  You don’t really need one but it sure makes you feel good to use it on those special occasions.  Most people start out

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March 3, 2014

SYD Fast Food Burger Patty and Low-carb Hamburger Shootout

Ready set . . . draw!   I’ve learned the hard way that my pitmaster lifestyle and associated food choices don’t always result in my physician singing praises about my health status during my annual physical exam. We’ve all

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