“You can buy the whole seat but you’ll only need the eeeeedge!” Dubbing last Saturday’s Bare Bones barbecue competition a “brawl” couldn’t be further from the truth. The event was actually very laid back. It’s just hard for me not to feel a little primal when someone slow cooks dead animal over charcoal and wood.
Shortly after I interviewed Rick Browne about his appearance on Chopped: Grill Masters, a pitmaster of my acquaintance named Doug Keiles let me know he’d competed on the show as well. I was both happy for and jealous of him for that. What’s really good for you and I, though, is that Doug let me pick his brain about his television debut.
Starting yesterday, Food Network blew the roof off of its hit series, Chopped, with the first of five themed episodes dubbed Chopped: Grill Masters. Over five weeks, the show was based outside at the nostalgic Old Tucson Studios in Arizona. Sixteen grilling professionals from around the country faced off in this captivating Wild West showdown. Mark Masker interviewed Rick Browne about competing on the show.