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Now Available: The New Issue of Burn!

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Hey all you lovers of peppers, smoke, and sauce, the new issue of Burn! Magazine is on the virtual newsstand and ready for reading. I hope you’ll enjoy the newest issue. It’s chock full of great information like a how-to for making your own pastrami, an article all about salsa, recipes for Cinco de Mayo, a recap of the 2011 …

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New Issue of Burn! Magazine Out May 1!

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Don’t miss a single fiery issue of Burn! Magazine The next issue of Burn! will be released May 1st. In it, we’ll explore Australia’s Barbecue Heritage, travel to the Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ festival, and take a look at the seductive qualities of salsa, plus much more! Burn! is your antidote for all the look-alike “food porn” mags. Sassy, sharp, …

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Be the Next Garlic-Cooking Superstar!

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“So You Think You Can Cook With Garlic” is a culinary call-to-arms to the garlic geeks who overtake the small town of Gilroy, California every July. Gilroy Garlic Festival organizers threw down the gauntlet April 4 on Facebook. “For over three decades Festival guests have attended the Great Garlic Cook-Off or the Garlic Showdown and left muttering under their garlicky …

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Doctor Feel Good (at least, until the heart attack)

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From celebrity gossip to midget blowfish porn, you can find anything on the Internet, including vindication. For years, I’ve practiced a strict health regimen of triple cheeseburgers, pizza, and boxed wine. I mean, the better something tastes the healthier it is, am I right? All those doctors with their fancy eight-year college degrees think they know better, but I’ve had …

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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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Smoke Chasing: The Ultimate Ridin’ & BBQ Eatin’ Grand Tour

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Oh, happy day! Finally, an event that fulfills my dream of eating ribs while riding a motorcycle…almost. From March 25 to October 1, 2011 competition ‘cue in Georgia means eating the smoky goodness instead of making it. Smoke Chasing is a self-paced BBQ Grand Tour, combining riding and BBQ while supporting a great cause: Eddie’s Road, a charitable foundation helping …