Cooking Kansas City BBQ Sauce

I’d tackled all the major BBQ meats. It was time to try and make my own sauce. So I assembled all my ingredients and followed Meathead’s recipe. It’s supposed to be like KC Classic, which I’ve never had. I also went with the secret optional ingredient of Tamarind paste. Then I finished cooking And canned … Continue reading “Cooking Kansas City BBQ Sauce”

MoMA and Family BBQ

On my Father’s Day Weekend visit to NYC I finally got to see some MoMA exhibits I’d wanted to see for months. First off was a Picasso exhibit called “Variations”. Ever since my parents took me to the Dali Museum in St Petersburg, FL six years ago, I’ve been very interested in painters – especially … Continue reading “MoMA and Family BBQ”

Review: Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana, Plus 100 Irresistible Recipes from Classic (Slam-Dunk Brisket) to Adventurous (Smoked Bacon-Bourbon Apple Crisp)

Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana, Plus 100 Irresistible Recipes from Classic (Slam-Dunk Brisket) to Adventurous by Steven Raichlen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Everything you ever wanted to smoke, plus a bunch of tips. Very clear guidelines on the tools you need and what food to buy. A great intro paragraph … Continue reading “Review: Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana, Plus 100 Irresistible Recipes from Classic (Slam-Dunk Brisket) to Adventurous (Smoked Bacon-Bourbon Apple Crisp)”

Review: Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades–Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too

Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades–Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too by Steven Raichlen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Raichlen has put together a great book on all the things that add flavor to our grilled, BBQ’d, and smoked foods. As is his style, he adds a biography for each of the recipes that explains where … Continue reading “Review: Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades–Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too”

Review: Weber’s Charcoal Grilling: The Art of Cooking with Live Fire

Weber’s Charcoal Grilling: The Art of Cooking with Live Fire by Jamie Purviance My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a good book with a lot of useful info if you’re into charcoal grilling and BBQing. It also has a lot of recipes. I’ve tried a few and I found them tasty. Added a … Continue reading “Review: Weber’s Charcoal Grilling: The Art of Cooking with Live Fire”

Review: Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling

Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling by Meathead Goldwyn My rating: 4 of 5 stars There are literally tons of BBQ cookbooks out there. Why this one? Well, Meathead does something most of them don’t – he backs up his techniques with science. BBQ has existed as long as mankind so a lot … Continue reading “Review: Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling”

Alabama Birds with White Sauce

Part of the fun of being into BBQ has been trying new things. As I’ve mentioned before, when I was growing up “BBQ” was what we called grilling and it MOSTLY consisted of burgers and hot dogs. Very occasionally it would be something else. Lots of lighter fluid and mediocre results. But now I know … Continue reading “Alabama Birds with White Sauce”