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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 …

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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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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 …