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EPA Aims at Backyard Barbecues

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Our Environmental Protection Agency is looking at pollution from backyard barbecues. It’s footing the bill for a University of California–Riverside study to limit emissions from grease drippings. The idea is to catch the drippings in a special tray and something called a catalytic filtration system.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Barbecue America

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We’d like to offer our sincere congratulations to SuperSite contributor, writer, and TV personality Rick Browne on his new job as editor-in-chief of the new magazine, Barbecue America. It’s a bi-monthly print publication for those who want more than just the annual June run of single issue ‘que mags. Here’s the official press release from Rick himself

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Is Barbecue Too Trendy Now?

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Earlier this week, ran a story asking the question, “Is barbecue getting too trendy for its own good?” We here at the blog thought it’d be great to ask our own little panel of experts what they thought about the story and for their own two cents on the subject.

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It May Be the World’s Largest, But Where’s the Green Chile?

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A new Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Commercially Available Hamburger was set on Saturday, July 2 at the County Fair in Alameda, California. Weighing in at 777 glorious pounds, the mutant “Juicy’s Outlaw Burger” was created by Juicy’s LLC. After a total of 13 hours’ cooking time and the obligatory weigh-in, the burger was split up and shared …

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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 …