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How Barbecue Has Become New York City's Most Addictive Smoking Habit

Big City pitmasters relish the no-rules atmosphere
Jul 22, 2014 9:00 am

Since the opening of Blue Smoke in 2002, New York City has made tremendous strides toward shedding its historical reputation as a barbecue backwater. We're talking about authentic barbecue, mind you, the kind that's slow-cooked over real smoldering wood. Not grilled or baked in some conventional gas oven, with possibly a dash of the pit master poseur's notorious cheat: liquid smoke. But, only recently has the quality of New York 'cue risen to such a level that it merits even a mention in the national conversation. Chris Shott takes a close look at the New 'Cue York.

Barbecue Sauce Craving? We've Got 11 Tangy, Spicy Recipes For That

These BBQ dishes each have their own special sauce
May 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Just like no two snowflakes are alike...ugh, what are we even saying? It's practically June! Screw all snowflakes! The point being, every dish on the grill deserves a special barbecue sauce. That bottle of thick, mesquite-flavored sauce is no good on monkfish, and that sweet peach barbecue glaze is no good on steak. Check out 11 grilling recipes, each with its own special take on that tangy, spicy condiment we savor all season long.

Pitmaster Chris Lilly's Smoked Lamb Ribs Recipe

Lamb ribs slathered with sweet fig barbecue sauce
May 28, 2014 4:00 pm

World champion pitmaster Chris Lilly makes us wish we lived in Alabama, where he heads the grill at Decatur's Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Cue. His new book, Fire and Smoke: A Pitmaster's Secrets is full of the knowledge you'll need to finish first in this season-long grilling contest. 

 

Here's What You Need To Know About North Carolina Barbecue

It's all about the pork spiked with vinegar
May 21, 2014 4:00 pm

North Carolina's got a lot to be proud of, not least of all — their renowned barbecue. If you know that porky, vinegar-spiked NC 'cue, check out our sneak peak at Southern Living magazine's A-Z Guide to Southern Food from their June food issue, featuring a pit crawl of the Tarheel State's best pig.

So Simple, So Good: Grilled Skirt Steaks With Barbecued Bread Salad Recipe

Spice-rubbed steak with a really unique salad
May 14, 2014 2:00 pm
spice rubbed skirt steak
Photo: Ed Anderson

Chef Chris Schlesinger and Cook's Illustrated executive editor John Willoughby have combined their forces once more with their new cookbook, The Big-Flavor Grill. These truly simple and delicious recipes don't take a lot of time or effort, but are (as they say) big-flavor dishes. Try this easy spice-rubbed skirt steak recipe on for size. The bread salad takes about five minutes to make.

Vegan Cookout: Summer Vegetable And Tofu Kebabs Recipe

Glazed with sweet pomegranate-peach barbecue sauce
May 12, 2014 3:00 pm
Photo: Paige Green

Vegan cuisine is light, healthy and easy to make. Pick up a copy of renowned vegan cook and author Bryant Terry's new book, Afro-Vegan, and pump up the flavor with African, Caribbean and Southern influence. These sweet and smoky grilled tofu skewers with homemade barbecue sauce are an instant winner.

BBQ On TV: 12 Shows That Respect The Grilling And Smoking Of Meat

From 'House of Cards' to 'Dukes of Hazzard'
May 12, 2014 9:00 am

Barbecue culture has got its applewood-stained hooks sunk into TV’s tender gut. BBQ PitmastersBBQ CrawlMan Fire FoodPrimal Grill — multiple networks are vying for their slice of manly meat mastery, whether the focus is on intense competitions or the subtle, sooty art of open-flame home cooking. But with all this reality-based cookery clogging up our DVRs, it’s easy to overlook the important role the grill has played in scripted American television. Here are 12 favorites.

Giddy Up! Try This Cowboy Hot Dogs Recipe

Bison hot dogs loaded with onions and bacon
May 8, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Sunset Magazine

If there's one magazine that publishes great cookbooks, it's California-based Sunset. Their simple, fresh and flavorful recipes come from all over the western United States, but will find their way into your repertoire no matter where you are. Need a go-to hot dog recipe? Try this.

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