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Barbecue Secrets

Confessions of a Meat Freak

Jul 27, 2012


Eating meat is so important to my diet that, when I’m traveling on business, I pack an emergency can of Spam. There are times when, rushing to get to a meeting in my rental car, I crack open a can, shape a makeshift spoon/fork/knife out of the lid, and shovel the pink, salty, unctuous processed pork into my...


Recipes of the week: Thai Beef Burgers, Wakefield Inn Oyster Burger and Easy Alabama Potato Salad

Jul 27, 2012

These recipes (except the potato salad) are from my cookbook, Barbecue Secrets DELUXE!, now available as an iBook from the Apple iTunes store. Check it out!

Thai-flavored Beef Burgers with Sautéed Shiitakes

Makes 4 burgers

For the burger mix:
11/2 lb | 750 g ground beef chuck
(80 percent lean)
2 Tbsp | 25 mL...


Recipes of the week: The bigger cuts - Barbecue Beef Brisket and Planked Leg of Lamb

Jul 20, 2012

From Barbecue Secrets DELUXE! Now also available as an e-book!  Buy it now from the iTunes store.

The King of Barbecue: Beef Brisket

Makes 10–16 servings, depending on the size of the brisket and guest appetites

This sinewy, fatty cut of beef may not be something you see often in the supermarket’s meat...


Recipes of the Week: Grilled Corn and Other Veggie Delights

Jul 13, 2012

Honestly, I have nothing against vegetables. Some of them are good friends of mine, as you'll see in this week's recipes!

Supercharged Grilled Corn on the Cob with Savory Butters

Allow one whole cob per guest

Almost nothing goes better with grilled or barbecued meat than good old corn on the cob, and it’s so...


Recipe of the Week: Planked Brie with Roasted Tomato-Cherry Relish

Jul 6, 2012

Planked Brie with Roasted Tomato-Cherry Relish

From Barbecue Secrets DELUXE! Buy it now in iTunes!

Makes 8–12 servings

I know. Just the name of the recipe sounds luscious. And it is. Roasting the cherries and tomatoes takes a while, but there’s no heavy lifting involved, and planking the cheese is a snap....