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Grilling Pimpalicious

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Brothel owners rejoice! There’s finally a backyard grill worthy of your leopard print hats. BeefEater Barbecues in Australia has made the world’s first fully operational gold barbecue. It’s a solution to that age-old dilemma faced by successful pimps going all the way back to the ancient 1970s: “How do I stand out from my brother pimps when we all have …

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Rick Browne’s New Grilling Book

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This could be considered a shameless plug for one of our talented writers, if it weren’t absolutely true! The Ultimate Guide to Grilling is just what it claims to be—from steaks to lobster, tofu to apples, Rick Browne knows how to make a delicious barbecued feast with just about anything. Make this summer unforgettable with barbecue that will blow your …

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Digging the Disc-It

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To paraphrase Michael Corleone, “If history has taught us one thing, it’s that you can cook on anything.” Genghis Khan and his crew grilled on their shields over campfires, thus giving us Mongolian barbecue. People who crave the tang of gas fumes even use their car engines to cook food in foil. In northern Mexico, there’s cooking discada. That’s where …

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Improve Your “Foodprint”: Farming and Climate Change

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In an article posted on The Atlantic’s website last week, Gary Paul Nabhan, co-author of Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail, addressed the relationship between farming in the Southwest and climate change—both food production and food security have been cast into question with the growing scarcity of water and unpredictable growing seasons and weather patterns, such as drought. …

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Featured App: Jim’s Burning Ring of Fire

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Here’s the first of what will probably be many apps built around hot sauce. According to the website, Jim’s Burning Ring of Fire iPhone App “empowers your inner pyro and manages your flaming taste-buds with hot sauce reviews and ratings for an exhaustive listing of available hot sauces and hot sauce makers…. AND includes a handy reference Scoville Heat Unit …

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Lovin’ the Looftlighter

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In every issue of Burn! Magazine, we’ll tell you about great new products. Contributing Editor Mark Masker had way too much fun testing out the Looftlighter. His review is below. Read more of Mark’s ravings in the April issue by clicking here. “It’s not as clumsy or random as a blaster. It’s an elegant weapon, from a more civilized age.” …