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Very Sticky and Very Smokey Pork Ribs with Bourbon Glaze

I’ve mentioned the new book Smoke & Spice by Valerie Aikman-Smith in a previous post. I enjoy the book’s presentation with its focus on sauces and seasonings rather than the meat. Everyone secretly eats BBQ for the sauce. Yes, yes you do. Don’t deny the truth here. I’m not asking for a confession or entrance…

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Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder from Hero Food

Hero Food by Seamus Mullen has a very different perspective. For personal health reasons, seasoned chef Mullen decided to focus on 18 very healthy ingredients and then create wonderful recipes using them. Now his list of 18 is pretty diverse: olive oil, dried, beans, almonds, grains, anchovies, good eggs, good birds, sweet peas, parsley, berries,…

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Oven Roasted Porchetta: From the Beard Award Winning All About Roasting

Suzi and I pride ourselves on finding great cookbooks and giving you an early alert of a new gem ready for you to enjoy.  Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2011 cookbook awards. Two of the awards went to books we’ve already blogged here, and three more of the winning books are in our…

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Mr. Piggy’s Revenge: Grilled Chipotle Baby Back Ribs [or the best ribs you'll ever have in your life]

This is a long post, but worth it. Why? This is about the best pork ribs you will ever have in your life. Ever, anywhere, anytime. And it all started because I was seriously rib-deprived. “How was the Q?” Suzen asked me. I had just returned from two weeks in Austin and, true to family,…

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