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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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Dave’s Chile Podcast Series Continues with the God of Capsaicin

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With new superhot chiles emerging in what seems like every other month, the coveted title of “Hottest Chile” is up for grabs once again. But who is the best judge of a superhot, anyway? Chemical engineer and capsaicin expert Marlin Bensinger doesn’t think that the Guinness World Records people are qualified to make the call.  Dave DeWitt hears him out …

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Excerpt: Australia’s Barbecue Heritage

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Rick Browne, Ph.B takes a look at Australia’s love affair with barbecue in “Baang-gaa to Barbies: Australia’s Barbecue Heritage,” excerpted from the May/June issue of Burn! Magazine. Let me smash a common misconception about Australian barbecue: Down Under, they cook prawns —no one here “slips another shrimp on the Barbie.” In fact, cooking shrimp, er, prawns on a barbecue was …

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Spicy Summer Recipe: Belizean Grilled Fish Burger

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Re-posted from Fiery Foods & Barbecue Supersite This particular “burger” is a fired-up re-creation of a fish sandwich one of our editors devoured in the tiny town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, Belize. The restaurant was called Elvies Burger Isle, and the diners sat outside under a tamarind tree on picnic benches. If ever there was a simple to …

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Pretty in Pink: The USDA’s Revised Temp for Pork

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by Mark Masker and the USDA website Oh, happy day! Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) changed its bureaucratic mind on the recommended safe temperature for cooking pork. Swine joins the ranks of beef with a new safe temp of 145 degrees F. for all whole cuts of meat. Or, as we commonly know them, steaks, roasts, and …

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Smoke on the Water… In Vegas?!

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Just when I thought Vegas couldn’t get any cooler, this happens. Smoke on the Water Productions has two barbecue competitions rolling into Sin City this weekend. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned pro or a weekend griller, one or the other has you covered. High Stakes: USA Barbecue Championship Making its first appearance at The Orleans Hotel & Casino …

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Dave’s Chile Podcasts To Begin

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Sunbelt Shows, Inc., owner of Burn! Magazine and the Fiery Foods & Barbecue SuperSite, has announced the launch of Dave DeWitt’s Chile Podcasts, a weekly audio show that features interviews with the top leaders and characters in the fiery foods and barbecue industries.  The theme of the first series of three podcasts is “SuperHot” and features interviews with James Beck …