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Aug 13, 2013

The Evolution of American Barbecue

If there was ever a truly American food tradition, my vote goes to barbecue. This unique culinary tradition is quite a hot button issue in the "barbecue belt," which extends from the Carolinas through Tennessee and Georgia then into Missouri/Kansas and Texas. 

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Aug 06, 2013

Roundup: 6 Mouthwatering Burger Recipes

Porcini Mushroom burgers by Use Real Butter [http://userealbutter.com/2013/07/14/porcini-mushroom-gruyere-burgers-recipe/]

Try not to drool all over the keyboard while your eyes feast on these amazingly flavourful burger recipes. Fire up the grill and join us in the kitchen!

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Jul 29, 2013

DIY Idea: Make a Puzzle Board - Perfect For Summer Snacks

Puzzle board

The perfect board that will allow you to eat, mingle, and hold your drink, all at the same time. We want 10 please.

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Jun 28, 2013

Free Music: Summer BBQ Soundtrack

'Tis the season for outdoor dining and backyard grill fest, where there's every reason to take your time, spend the evening outside with the aromas and flavors of summer. 

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Jun 13, 2013

A Papercraft BBQ Grill Fest by Zim and Zou

French designers and paper artists Zim and Zou (Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann) handcrafted this amazing paper featuring all kinds of grilled goodies and outdoor dining accoutrement 

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Jun 12, 2013

Smoke: New Firewood Cooking

created at: 06/12/2013

For centuries, burning wood and tinder were basically the only means of cooking food (and heating one's home, and boiling water, and all sorts of other stuff.) The wood served as fuel, generating heat, thereby turning raw ingredients into completed dishes. 

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Jun 04, 2013

How to: Build an Outdoor Bar Cart

This summer, move beyond cans and a cooler of ice, and create a sturdy, portable bar cart for your outdoor cocktail parties and grill-filled get-togethers. This option is made from cedar dimensional lumber, so it can not only stand up to the elements, but it's a great project for those without a table saw and a bunch of fancy woodworking tools.    

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May 24, 2013

A Note to Self...


A note to self - May 24, 2013:    

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May 22, 2013

How to: Clean Your Grill in 15 Minutes

created at: 05/22/2013

Those of us in the U.S. will be celebrating the three-day Memorial Day weekend this week, the cultural beginning of summer: the swimming pools open, people are allowed to wear white (that's a thing, right?), and most importantly, the grilling season is officially underway.   

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Mar 21, 2013

Recipe: Mushroom "Manwich" with Parsnip Chips and Roasted Garlic

It's hard to go wrong with a sandwich. Quality ingredients stacked up properly and mixed with other good stuff can lead to something greater than the sum of its parts.   

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Sep 05, 2012

How to: Make a Super Mega "Rocket Grill" from Off-The-Shelf Parts

created at: 09/05/2012

A rocket grill, you say? I'm intrigued.

Turns out, a rocket grill is "super mega" way of describing an crazy efficient charcoal grill, which uses a tiny amount of fuel to create searingly high temperatures that mimic commercial wood burning fires, upwards of 800°F, perfect for pizza, steaks, and shellfish.  

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Aug 09, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Portable Grill from a Recycled Toolbox

created at: 08/09/2012

Imagine this: a self-contained, portable grill, complete with a locking lid and handle, sized perfectly for throwing in the back seat or trunk and heading out for a day or weekend of outdoor-cooked, char roasted goodness. Now, imagine it cost less than $20, and you can make it yourself.

Dreams do come true.  

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Jul 31, 2012

How to: Five Commandments for Making Great Burgers at Home

We're nearing August, and the whole northern hemisphere is well into prime grilling season. By this point, your grilling game is at its peak - you're well seasoned, and so are you grates. You've been trying a few recipes you've never done before, learning how to better control your fire, so now it's time to revisit a classic, and perfect the burger.   

created at: 07/30/2012

If you're gonna go through the effort of making burgers at home, make them amazing. Here's how:

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Jul 09, 2012

How to: The Sandwich of the Year

Recently, chefs all over the United States have been turning back to the classics and dressing up comfort foods - duck confit macaroni and cheese, shrimp and grits with circulator-poached eggs and radish kimchi, braised short ribs on everything.

And now, chefs take on the ultimate home cooked comfort food classic:  

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Jul 02, 2012

Why You Should Spiral-Cut Your Hot Dogs for Grilling

created at: 07/02/2012

The humble hot dog has been experiencing a renaissance lately: chefs are adding gourmet toppings and custom sauces, creating entire composed dishes in one bite. But, at home, it doesn't always make sense to make braised short ribs, three different purees, and a pickled slaw or two just to put on top of some store bought hot dogs.

So, if you wanna make your home-grilled hot dogs extra special this summer, opt for a physical, rather than a recipe change: spiral-cut it.  

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Jun 19, 2012

Infographic: Where Food Goes on the Grill

created at: 06/19/2012

While grilling is likely humankind's most primitive form of cookery, it remains the means with the most finesse: dealing with inconsistent temperatures and hot and cool zones to produce that magical balance of a perfectly charred exterior and cooked-through interior.  

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Jun 18, 2012

Pizza Master Jim Lahey's Tips for Perfect Grilled Pizza

created at: 06/18/2012

Jim Lahey, the creative baker behind the excellent no-knead bread recipe and the even more excellent no-knead pizza dough, shares his tips for making outstanding pizza at home using ManMade's favorite method - the grill.

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Jun 01, 2012

Happiness is a Warm Chimney Starter

created at: 06/01/2012

And by warm, we mean unbelievably blistering, seethingly ablazing.  

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May 01, 2012

The 100 Greatest Cooking Tips of All Time

created at: 05/01/2012

I'm sure that most of us, given the ideal opportunity (hassle-free admission, a full scholarship, and a magical year away from other jobs and responsibilities) would happily attend culinary school, and learn the knife skills, cooking techniques, and classical traditions developed over the centuries to turn good ingredients into great meals.

Until that likely opportunity arises, most of us will have to glean the tips from the masters when we can,

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Apr 24, 2012

Why Every Man (and Every Person) Should Own a Cast Iron Skillet

created at: 04/24/2012

Over the last decade, there's been a hugh shift towards discovering the things that our grandparents knew. Post-Baby Boom adults everywhere are keeping chickens in their backyards, learning to can and preserve their own produce and cure their own meats, shaving with straight razors.

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