February 19, 2014

How to throw a BBQ party By Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ

  I am often asked how does one throw a successful barbecue party?  This week, my guest and Grand Champion pitmaster Donna Fong of Butchers Daughter BBQ of Alameda, California, will share her views on how to throw a

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February 9, 2014

Wanna enter Harry’s Rub Naming Contest? – CLOSED

This contest is now closed. Thank you everyone for taking part in this contest. The rub names are: Chicken: Jailbird Chicken Beef: Moo-la All Purpose: Love Meat Tender OK, I am working on relaunching my award winning 1st

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December 25, 2013

Blog for 1st Annual Harry Soo Groovin BBQ Backyard Cookoff

Desperado team – Grand Champion (photo courtesy of Rooster Que – Reserve Champion (photo courtesy of   Congrats to Steve Botkin of Desperado for GC and Taylor Jonason of RoosterQue

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December 13, 2013

Invitation to First Annual Harry Soo Groovin BBQ Backyard Cookoff 2013

  <Completed. See Contest Blog>  You are personally invited on Saturday, December 14, 2013, to attend the 1ST Annual Harry Soo Groovin Backyard Cook-off benefiting Michelle’s Place, a Breast Cancer Resource Center at the Maurice Carrie Winery in Temecula, located on the I-15

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November 14, 2013

Five KCBS Entries on One Mini WSM. . . . . . . A new world record?

  14-inch Mimi WSM built by Kris Almquist from AZ at the Cowboy Up BBQ, Lancaster, CA   Pitmasters are a passionate and quirky lot. We treat our pits like loving family members and give them pet names. Some teams

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October 13, 2013

A true wild boar story

A True Wild Boar Story   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

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August 9, 2013

Great American Cookoff, Woodlake, California, July 27, 2013

Slapilicious Betty Crocker Cake 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

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July 9, 2013

2013 Hilo Bay BBQ Cook-off, Hawaii State BBQ Championship, Hilo, HI

Hilo Bay BBQ Cook-off, Hawaii State BBQ Championship, Hilo, HI 2013 Hilo Bay BBQ Championship 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

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June 7, 2013

Happy Barbecue Pitmaster with Sous Vide Supreme Water Oven

  Sous Vide Supreme 3 gallon version   I have a confession . . . I’ve been suffering from water-oven envy for several years. As an enthusiastic home cook and nationally ranked BBQ pitmaster with 27 Grand Championships, California and

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May 20, 2013

Memphis In May 2013

Memphis In May 2013 2013 Memphis In May World Championship 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

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