Grilling Tips, Techniques, Tricks, and Tools: Everything You Need to Know About BBQ

Grilling and barbecuing are synonymous with summer, and appeal to some primal part of us: meat, fire, feasting outdoors. What's not to love? Whether you're a self-proclaimed pitmaster, backyard griller extraordinaire, or just an avid eater of BBQ, there's a lot to learn about the art and science of grilling. From the differences between wood and charcoal and the knowledge of when to use the lid on your grill, to the nuances of regional barbecue sauce styles and international BBQ techniques, we've...

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How to Make the Most Expensive Steak Sandwich in America

The most expensive sandwich in the country appears deceptively simple: panko-fried beef between two sauce-painted pieces of toasted white bread. That's it. So, why does it cost $180 (and taste incredible)? Our senior video producer, Guillermo Riveros, visited Don Wagyu in NYC to find out, and learned how to make the Wagyu katsu sando from chef Corwin Kave. The original katsu sando is a Japanese convenience store staple, usually made with a panko-breaded pork cutlet. View this post on Instagram ...

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9 Unusual Things to Grill This Summer

It's not even June but if you fire up the grill most evenings during summer, there's a chance that burgers, dogs, chicken, and steak will lose their luster at a certain point. There are so many things in this big world worth grilling, and just because you won't find them in an average grocery store or butcher shop, doesn't mean they can't be had. There are also more mischievous motivations. If you're anything like my dad, the uneasy look on peoples faces when they're told the thing on their plate...

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A Brief History of BBQ

Barbecue has become a staple in American cuisine. In fact, one may even offer that barbecue is the original American cuisine, as it is a blend of other influences and evolved into what it is today through the blending of cultures, mirroring the melting pot that is this country. The Origins of the Word Barbecue It may sound strange, but the word 'barbecue' is actually a derivative of Caribbean dialect, according to Southern Oral History. Barbecue comes from Taino, a pre-Columbian Caribbean language....

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Make These ‘Game of Thrones’ Inspired Cocktails to Toast the Season 8 Finale

As we near the final episode of "Game of Thrones" on May 19, you might need a drink (if only to quell the nagging anxiety over which beloved character will get bumped off next--or how badly the final season of GoT may let you down). GoT Goblets?Raise These 'Game of Thrones' Goblets for Toasting the Final SeasonWhile the plotlines of the show may be as nerve-wracking as trying to predict the Democratic 2020 presidential field, one thing is for certain: the characters of "Game of Thrones" love to imbibe....

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Grilling Tips, Techniques, Tricks, and Tools: Everything You Need to Know About BBQ

Grilling and barbecuing are synonymous with summer, and appeal to some primal part of us: meat, fire, feasting outdoors. What's not to love? Whether you're a self-proclaimed pitmaster, backyard griller extraordinaire, or just an avid eater of BBQ, there's a lot to learn about the art and science of grilling. From the differences between wood and charcoal and the knowledge of when to use the lid on your grill, to the nuances of regional barbecue sauce styles and international BBQ techniques, we've...

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Raise These ‘Game of Thrones’ Goblets for Toasting the Season Finale

If you're a fan of "Game of Thrones," you may be feeling mixed emotions about the series finale, which airs on May 19. We understand if you need a drink--whether you're celebrating, drowning your sorrows, or attempting to calm your nerves. So we've rounded up some "Game of Thrones"-inspired goblets that let you sip in style, and show allegiance to your favorite house while you're at it. Fill them up with Cersei-approved wine, something stronger ("Game of Thrones" beer and hard alcohol would be great...

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What Grilling Really Means in the Midwest and the South

Chef Thomas Boemer wants to set one assumption straight: Discussing Midwestern grilling in general is like lumping all Southern desserts together, from Key lime pie to beignets. You just can't do it. And he's an award-winning chef in Minnesota in particular, which is quite different from other parts of the region--besides his state's obvious northern, lake-filled qualities. "In Minnesota we consider it the North, so it's kind of "Game of Thrones" here with winter. It's one of coldest places in the United...

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Chowhound’s 13 Most Popular BBQ Recipes

You've got the grill. You've got the gadgets. You've even studied grilling tips from a pitmaster and researched the best meat delivery services so you're free-range, grass-fed, kosher victims are set to arrive at the door any minute. Guestlist? Check. Fire extinguisher? Double check. What else is there? Oh right....recipes! From sauce-slathered short ribs to miraculously moist grilled chicken, homemade seasonings, and even a few seafood surprises, we've gathered Chowhound's 13 most popular and clicked-on...

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How to Grill Halloumi and Other Kinds of Cheese

Grilled cheese is not just a sandwich--try cooking halloumi cheese (and other types of cheese) right on the grill for your new favorite summer snack. We're big fans of grilling, which is why we've explored cooking so many different things over live fire, from savory pizza and summer corn to juicy fruit and even sweet desserts. One arena that has been sadly neglected so far, though, is grilled cheese--and we don't mean the classic ooey-gooey sandwich, but actual pieces of cheese cooked on the grill. With...

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