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National Brisket Day

That’s right – May 28th is National Brisket Day. It is also National Hamburger Day, which is an interesting coincidence since the World’s Best Burger Blend just happens to contain brisket. Funny how that works. When it comes to smoking … Continue reading

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“Mucho Macho Machaca” Beef

One of the more interesting things about brisket is the “Costco effect” – the bigger your go, the better the price. You see partial points in the grocery store, things that look about the size of a badass steak, but … Continue reading

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“Flashing Chicken”

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away … Er, wait. Wrong script. A not-so-long time ago, in the fine city of Hamilton, there was a take-out and delivery place called “Hamilton Barbeque”. Two things made the place … Continue reading

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“Shawn Won’t Eat These” Meatballs

My friend Shawn has some issues with food. If something has flavour or texture or any sort of culinary interest at all, he won’t touch it. No way, no how. Slabs of rubber and piles of sawdust would be his … Continue reading

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“Basic Chicken For Dipping”

This is a basic coated chicken that is a perfect starting point for your adventures and experimentation in dipping. It’s easy to make, is wickedly versatile, and can be cooked in pretty much anything that offers an option for indirect … Continue reading

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“Emergency Brisket”

In previous posts I have made passing mention of – and will expand later this week upon – the fact that smoking brisket isn’t hard, tricky, or any great arcane mystery. All you really need is the right cut of … Continue reading

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“Big Beefer Ribs”

FAUX-Q ALERT! This is a dish that you can – if you don’t have access to a smoker or barbeque pit – quite happily make in your oven and get a result that won’t have the same taste as smoked … Continue reading

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