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Chasing down Cornell Chicken at Brooks Barbecue

Since my exploration of Cornell Chicken I have had the good fortune to eat at the original Brooks Barbecue in Oneonta, NY. This is truly a temple of cuisine—winner of a James Beard Award for excellence in a regional restaurant—and … Continue reading

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More photos from my trip to Snow’s Barbecue

One tends to act like a deer in the headlights when one finally gets to the front of the line at Snow’s, but it’s much more than brisket and ribs. Here are few more memories from last weekend’s visit.

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Spilling the beans at Snow’s Barbecue

Another transcendent visit to Snow’s on a rainy Saturday, with my brother in law and his neophyte guests who had never had this experience before. They first wondered why you would get up early and drive 75 minutes to Lexington, … Continue reading

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No ma’am, this brisket is NOT tough

Smoked my first and probably last brisket of the season this past weekend. (Apologies to Bruce Frankel, whom I promised I would get some males together and roast a whole animal on one of his spits. Next year!) Got a … Continue reading

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My first barbecue judging

Although I am very judgmental about barbecue, I had never officially judged a barbecue event until last Saturday, when I got to give my opinion on chicken, ribs, brisket and pulled pork at the Troy Pig Out thanks to an … Continue reading

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Recipe: Grilled Corn Mexican Style

Those street vendors know what they’re doing. The intense heat of the grill causes the corn kernels to caramelize. You know it’s hot enough when they start to make a cracking noise, like popcorn. Serves 4-8. Ingredients: 4 ears good … Continue reading

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Jake’s Famous Barbecue Sauce… good enough to pour on my meat!

Of the hundreds of products I tasted at last month’s Winter Fancy Food Show, Jake’s Famous barbecue sauces really stood out. His Asian-inspired Blue Oak reminded me of the complex espresso sauce provided at the legendary Franklin’s in Austin. It … Continue reading

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Recipe: Red Boat Onions

Delicious accompaniment to burgers or almost anything savory. Takes just minutes and a couple simple ingredients to add a new level of complexity and flavor. Ingredients: 4 medium onions (preferably Vidalia or other sweet variety), peeled and sliced crosswise 1 … Continue reading

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Male culinary bluster: a dish best served cold?

“Chili growing is to gardening as grilling is to cooking, allowing men to enter, and dominate, a domestic sphere without sacrificing their bluster.” Lauren Collins said that in “Fire Eaters”, an excellent article in the latest food issue of the … Continue reading

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Five most unappreciated recipes from Burnt My Fingers

Maybe it’s just me, or maybe it was a bad day with a lot of distractions going on. But several really excellent recipes have been published on Burnt My Fingers that received very few page views. Yes, publishing a recipe … Continue reading

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