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The Right Way to Burn Your House

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“What do you mean, ‘your apartment’s on fire?’ I asked while cramming yet another slice of juicy, smoked tri-tip roast into my maw. That’s a pretty stupid question, actually. There’s no ambiguity when it comes to being on fire; you either are or you aren’t. Don’t believe me? Ask a Buddhist monk protesting a war and see what he says. Anyway, it turns out my ego mislead me into incredulity. Yet again.

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Is Your Sauce Ready for the Big Time?

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So you’ve got this great sauce…truly great. Maybe it’s a rub, or jelly, or jerky—it’s original, and it’s your creation. You make up a batch and your friends beg you for some. In fact, they encourage you to quit your day job and go into the business full-time. Do you dare? Where would you start? As much of a leap …

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Scared Straight Turkey Tamales

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Listen up, little dogs. All of you spoiled little chihuahuas, toy poodles, and terriers have had it too good for too long. Sitting at the screen door, barking at everyone, day in, day out, it’s a poor choice for a life path. You’re so lucky you don’t have it like your ancestors did. Four hundred years ago, Mesoamerican people kept …