Suzi's Blog

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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Best Ribs for Superbowl

  Last year, I blogged these ribs as the best ever. Better than any I had sampled at restaurants — and I’ve spent a lot of time in Texas, folks — and better than any other from a cookbook. I know that “best” is an overused superlative. I know. But I do mean it. If…

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Sweet and Sour and Fiery Ribs

My favorite cuisine? Well sort of Mexican, Southwestern, Thai, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese. You know what I mean. I like a lot things and the “most liked” can depend on the time of day, the smells on the street, how long since my last pasta gorge, or how long since I ate some great ribs.…

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Strawberry-Habanero Marinade for Spareribs [the ones that come from pigs and not cows]

“Oh, careful,” I said. “Your hair is going into the sauce. What’s wrong?’ We were at a local barbeque spot and for some reason Suzen was dipping her head right into her food. “What’s wrong?” I repeated. “You can be so embarrassing,” Suzen expressed herself. “What did I do?” “When the waiter brought your spareribs,”…

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