Thanksgiving is just around the bend. Turkey Lovers are looking forward to a feast. Turkey Haters are dreading dry, flavorless turkey.
I used to be a Turkey Hater. Many years ago, my weak attempt at roasting a turkey resulted in an overcooked, dry, tough mess. Since then, I stuck to making hams or side dishes [...]
After a long winter eating nourishing soups and stews inside my very warm kitchen, I’m happy to be able to do my cooking outside and enjoy the weather. Over the past few weeks I experimented with a friend’s smoker to great success. Having already tackled Memphis style dry rub ribs and southern style pulled pork, [...]
Pulled pork is quintessential barbecue fare. Regional distinctions dictating the use of different sauces and cooking methods exist, but in the southern US there are two things in common with nearly all barbecues: time and smoke.
Time is essential because barbecue is slow cooked to dissolve and soften the connective tissues and fats in the tougher [...]
Inspired by recent events, I wanted to have a go at making my own barbecue. Around here, pulled pork seems to be king, but I wanted something that I can’t seem to get enough of in North Carolina: Memphis-style dry ribs.
For dry ribs, it’s not strictly necessary to have a smoker to achieve perfectly good [...]