Cooking over high direct heat whether on a gas grill or a charcoal grill is a fantastic way to get fantastic flavor out of just about any food.

3 Tips About High Temperature Grilling

September 5, 2013

(NOTE: Barry Martin is one of my most trusted friend and cooking buddy. We are working together on a couple of projects, one of which is for Chosen-Foods. Chosen-Foods is the maker of high quality avocado oil. Here is one of Barry's blog posts on the advantages of using avocado oil in high temperature grilling. Don't forget to click the link at the end of the post for his recipe.) [...]

Melissa’s Grilling Lesson #1: Grilled Shrimp and Veggies

July 29, 2013

Since none of my children have shown a lot of interest over the years I'm jumping at the chance to teach her a few things about outdoor cooking. She thought I was passing the family grilling torch on to her but I quicklydash-shrimp-5 informed Melissa she was lighting her own torch. [...]

Sous Vide and BBQ. I’m A Fan Already!

June 11, 2013

Sous vide (pronounced soo-veed) means “under vacuum” in French, and sous vide cooking is a gourmet culinary technique long used by chefs worldwide. The sous vide cooking [...]

I’m A Shed Hed Chicken Brine

May 17, 2013

I recently reviewed a BBQ sauce from The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  I rarely smoke or grill chicken without the skin. For me the skin adds a [...]

Chef Ben Ford Talks About The Dole California Cook Off Contest

April 5, 2013

Renowned chef and restaurateur, Chef Benjamin Ford is known not only for his creative techniques, but also for his innate understanding of the ingredients in his dishes, which celebrate the cycle of life and freshness of the earth. His restaurant, Ford’s Filling Station, is based on these fundamentals and Chef Ford proves daily that truly good food doesn’t have to be overly complicated - that is why he is a fan of the quality and ease of Dole Packaged Food products. [...]

Matcha Green Tea Poultry Brine and Glaze

March 25, 2013

If you are a regular reader you know I love Asian flavors, particularly those of Japan, and how to fuse those flavors with American style barbecue and grilling. A few years ago I used an herbal tea to great a fantastic lemon bring for a turkey I was smoking so when the folks from Republic of Tea invited me to stop by their booth and check out their U-Matcha teas I knew I had to take them up on the offer. [...]
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