Island Grillstone

grillstoneI’ve cooked on salt blocks from the Himalayans, cedar planks from the Northwest, apple wood planks from New Hampshire and a bunch of other stuff but never a piece of volcanic rock! I used it to cook steak, poultry, veggies, seafood and even pizza! Unlike a salt block, the grill stone doesn’t add any salt flavor to the food so you need to season the food before cooking. Continue reading
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Bloody Marys for Badasses?

Processed with VSCOcam with 8 presetThe arrival of spring always gets me excited about brunch: the blooming roses, the fresh fruit, eggs of various types, and of course, brunch cocktails. In one of my blog posts recently, I said something like “I prefer spicy Bloody Marys,” and apparently, this phrase triggered a response from The God of Spicy Bloody Marys: Crazy Steve. Continue reading
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Melissa’s Produce and The Great Chile Pepper Cookbook

The Great Pepper Cookbook_smallThe book should come with a warning: ‘Do not look at this book if you are hungry…’ You could start chewing on the pages! Continue reading
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Hell, yeah, we talk about Fight Club

fight clubHog Heaven, located adjacent to Centennial Park in downtown Nashville, is literally a hole in the wall BBQ joint. While there are a few “outdoor” tables most of the business is takeout with folks enjoying the hickory-smoked meats in the park. What makes Hog Heaven unique is they make a white barbecue sauce that is absolutely fantastic for poultry. Continue reading
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