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A Guide to Grocery Shopping at Local Your Asian Market

By: Allan June 02, 2020 10:15

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...add a perfect vegetal note to anything high-heat. For me, the best possible version of these are the small, baby plants that can be split, braised in stock and soy sauce, and served alongside a whole grilled fish (maybe ones like these).  Photo: Seagames50/Shutterstock 2. Long Beans Stepping up the complexity factor are long beans. Make no mistake, these are "green beans"––they are green,...

For Better Tasting Grilled Foods, Try the Dual Fuel Technique

By: Chris June 01, 2020 10:45

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Among the true believers, there's a fair consensus that when it comes to grilling: charcoal simply tastes better than propane. No disrespect to the gas grill; it can turn out great results. But when the true taste of summer is the priority, nothing can beat the smoky, open-flam...

Make This: Sweet Zucchini Relish

By: TedRok May 13, 2020 08:00

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Grilling season is in full swing. You're slinging burgers and dogs off the fire into the waiting hands of hungry family and friends. ManMade has been, and will continue, to keep your grilling skills sharp,...

How to: Make Killer Ribs in Three Easy Steps

By: Brandon April 30, 2020 14:55

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Making great tasting ribs is certainly a little more involved than grilling a great tasting steak or burger, but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult.  The concern for most people is that this is a task better left to professional pitmasters or your local paper-towel-...

Level Up Your Kitchen Game With These Two Simple Supplies

By: JoelSelby April 07, 2020 15:30

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...pherd's pie, or simply a side of mashed sweet potatoes. I can't tell you how many times I've made frittatas for breakfast incorporating chopped-up ingredients from the past few days' worth of dinners—grilled bratwurst, roasted broccoli, sautéed onions, you name it.      Finally, labeling isn't just for containers of cooked food! I'll often date the lids of containers for condiments tha...

Super Simple DIY: Whip Up a Classic Adjustable Apron

By: Chris April 02, 2020 09:00

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We've said it before: yes, every man needs an apron. They're indispensable in the workshop, the kitchen, the garage, around the grill, even when shining your shoes.    And making one couldn't be easier. The awesome thing about the classic apron is: the shape is standard. No guesswork, no extra design to come up with just the rig...

How to Turn Your Grill into a Smoker

By: Chris April 01, 2020 15:00

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With the temps warming up, it is most certainly time to get mouths a-watering for barbecue season. Whether gas or charcoal, most of us have a backyard grill, but a dedicated smoker can be a luxury. They take up space, can cost a lot, and while they make sense for true smoked food fans, might not be necessary for the average grill fan.   In fact,...

Pickle Everything. Or, How to Make All Your Vegetables as Interesting as Possible

By: Allan February 25, 2020 12:00

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...o a brine with garlic. In a week I had pickled lettuce that I piled on top of a roasted vegetable sandwich with goat cheese that outdid any plain leaf lettuce I've ever had. On another evening, I was grilling some fresh pineapple for a Summery dessert and was left with another core that I was accustomed to tossing. On a lark, I diced the core carefully along with some red chilis (I think they were jala...

10 Ways to Dress Up and Improve a Frozen Pizza

By: Chris January 27, 2020 12:00

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...tle nuggets that came with it. Go classic, or use your imagination. Adding traditional flavors like tomato, fresh herbs, higher quality meats and salumi will always be tasty. Fresh or lightly sauteed/grilled veggies are a must, and frozen veggies like peas and corn work quite well. Try raiding your fridge: look for olives or capers, and use up those leftovers. Rostiserrie chicken or leftover lunch m...

DIY Gift Idea: Make Your Own Wood-Infused Booze

By: Chris November 29, 2019 11:30

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...c. You want to avoid anything that's toxic or tastes weird: pine, fir, walnut, and some tropical woods.  The easiest way to come by small pieces of wood in a variety of species is to get a pack of grilling planks. This pack of six from Amazon is a great deal: they're reasonably priced, solid quality, and the perfect size and thickness. We recommend.  Size It.  Depending on your container a...

How to Make an Heirloom Carving Board

By: Chris November 07, 2019 12:15

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...serve the beast as well. Outside of the holiday season, this thing will come in handy for breaking down large food projects of all kinds: smoked chickens, slicing roasts, as a prep surface out on the grill, serving charcuterie/cheese/appetizers, and any time we need another place for a helpful friend who comes over for dinner and says "what can I do?"   I'm really happy with how easy this was...

Yes, There is a Magic Powder You Can Sprinkle on All Your Food to Make it Taste Better

By: Chris October 31, 2019 14:00

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...g simmered sauces, all pasta and noodle dishes, roasted vegetables, steaks, pork chops, roasted chicken, dips and dressings, and eggs cooked every way. It works great with anything that comes off the grill our out of the oven (add it while they rest), and sprinkled on sauteed or braised dishes. Mix it in just a minute before everything finishes cooking.  In general, consider mushroom powder a "finis...

Step Up Your Summer with These Three Words: Grill. Your. Fruit.

By: Allan August 07, 2019 13:00

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...out live fires, crackling wood, and smoke. This usually leads me to the meat and hard veggies side of my pantry and fridge. After all, it can be difficult to cook rice, quinoa, or other grains on the grill without special equipment, and I've yet to find a way to manage cheese over charcoal. But an underrated grill item may be one that coincides with the best that summer has to offer: the explosion of r...

How to: Make a Fold-Away BBQ Table and Grilling Cabinet

By: David July 17, 2019 14:00

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This great project keeps all the basic grilling supplies close at hand, but out of the weather when the fun is done. With a large preparation space and room for the essentials it’s a great upgrade for the outdoor chef.   With spring weather in...

How to Significantly Improve Your Charcoal Grill

By: Chris June 28, 2019 13:00

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It's impossible not to love the grill, especially in summertime. And at ManMade, there's enough of that love for grills of all kinds: gas grills, kamado cookers, offset cookers, vertical smokers, hibachis, and whatever else helps bring y...