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Ask Chef Mike

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Q: What’s your favorite grill to use, and why? I have a few propane grills in my collection: a Broilmaster P-3 and a Charbroil Heatwave among others. I also have a few charcoal grills… a couple of Weber kettle-style grills, a Cobb grill and some smaller “camping” grills. For ease of use, gas grills are the way to go; turn …

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Buy Great Wine and Drink It, Too!

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Have you ever stood in the wine section at your local grocery store or Costco and felt completely and utterly lost, unsure of which bottle is the right one for you? Finally, you no longer have to be a sommelier to buy wine like one! A free mobile application is taking the guesswork out of finding and purchasing wine. The …

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Pairing Wine with Spicy Food…Do’s and Don’ts

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Chow.com has posted an article about pairing wine with spicy food that goes beyond the standard recommendation of “sweet and white.” Wine and spirits specialist Jordan MacKay recommends selecting a wine with a flavor profile that compliments the characteristics of the specific chile being used in a dish. And that wine could even be red. Read more:  “On Pairing Wine …