Tarragon Potato Salad

Summer is ending and with that comes the time of year when people try to get in the last summer picnics.  We were in Northern Michigan last week attending a BBQ at my brother in-law’s place and asked to bring a dish.  It had been awhile since I’ve made a potato salad, but there was something so good sounding when thinking about a fresh made potato salad. I found some [&hellip

Cherry Republic BBQ Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Normally I would put a pork butt in the smoker and wait 12 hours for an amazing piece of meat.  Unfortunately, a lot was going on this Fourth of July holiday weekend and well I almost forgot to cook the pork I defrosted.  It was 11am and we were getting ready to head to the beach so I needed to do something quick. So this is a solution to quick [&hellip

Electric City Butcher in Santa Ana and a Pulled Pork Recipe

    It’s been awhile since I’ve put the smoker to some use and not because I haven’t wanted to.  Life has been busy, but I found some time during the three day Memorial Day weekend. A few weeks before I noticed on Instagram a post from the new BBQ restaurant in Studio City, Barrel & Ash, that they get some of their meats from a butcher in Santa Ana [&hellip

Korean BBQ Tacos using a SousVide Supreme

  I’m a very lucky person. There are many reasons: a wonderful family, a loving wife, and once a week the Kogi Korean BBQ taco truck makes a stop right behind the building I work. An order of three short rib tacos makes any day better. It makes life better. Now I love traditional Mexican street tacos, so much so I have written a ton of reviews on a particular [&hellip

Perfect Baby Back Ribs

Great ribs are simple with the right equipment. In my case, that’s putting my recent electric smoker purchase to work.  So far I’ve made brisket, pulled pork and now baby back ribs. It’s so easy it doesn’t even feel like cooking.  Though the brisket did take a lot of work, the pulled pork and ribs were pretty much put them in the smoker, forget about them and come back when they [&hellip

Pulled Pork

With a new toy in the backyard, it’s no surprise I’ve done back to back weeks of BBQ. This weekend I put the smoker to work doing some Pulled Pork.  Friday after I work I made a trip to west Los Angeles to Lindy & Grundy and picked up a beautiful 6 1/2 lb bone-in pork butt.  Here it is the day before after I applied the rub. We were [&hellip

Smoker “Flat” Brisket

Since leaving Austin, Texas last month after one of the better South By Southwest years, I had a craving for BBQ – smoked BBQ to be exact. See I went on a Pilgrimage to a place that had been recommended to me for year: Franklin BBQ. For some dumb reason, I went to Austin four times in my life and it took the fourth time for me to get to Franklin.  Fortunately, [&hellip

There’s a Reason Westport, CT Isn’t Known For Pulled-Pork

I typically plan my week of dinners over the weekend and this last weekend was no exception. This time I grabbed a few back issues of Martha Stewart’s Food magazine focusing on the March-May 2010 issues. In there I found a pulled pork recipe and after having recently bought a beautiful local, pasture raised pork butt in McKinney, Texas I decided to give it a try. Big Mistake. I actually [&hellip