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Aaron Franklin's Guide to Central Texas Barbecue

<b>Aaron Franklin</b> knows his barbecue very well, from making his own at the acclaimed <b>Franklin Barbecue</b>, cooking all over the world from Chicago to even Sweden, to frequenting other smoked meats joints. So it makes sense that he has his own personal barbecue game plan when it comes to exploring the …

5 Secrets to Launching a Great Entrepreneurial Product (While You're Still Employed)

Following these five steps can help you launch a great product while still holding down a day job.<p><i>By Kirill Bensonoff, founder and CEO of Unigma and ComputerSupport.com.</i><p>It's tough to launch a great product. I have successfully launched multiple IT-related products and tech-enabled services, but I …

Product Management

8 signs of success that have nothing to do with money or fame

You're told you must be driven to make it to the top.<p>The truth is, you don't have to do anything. Contentment provides happiness just as much as success does.<p>If you want to strive to be successful, I applaud that, but it's easy to be seduced by ambition if you're not careful.<p>If you're not careful …

Motivation

How Can You Tell You're a Good Leader? You Motivate Others By Doing These 4 Things Daily

Everybody has an opinion about the things that bosses do to motivate people. Lets simplify it down to the very things our human nature desires at work.<p>Have you noticed how everyone seems to have an opinion about motivation -- how one is motivated, and how leaders motivate their troops? It's such a …

Team Building

11 Stuffed Pepper Recipes That Are Full of Flavor

Keeping things exciting in the kitchen is tough, especially when you’re trying to prep a week’s worth of meals. But you don't have to settle for …

Cooking

Barbecue St. Louis Pork Ribs

Set a smoker to 225 degrees F.<p>Combine the paprika, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic powder, onion powder, nutmeg and cayenne …

BBQ

Gumbo - New Orleans Food

Gumbo <br>A Traditional New Orleans Food<p>The Gumbo Shop's<br>Seafood Okra Gumbo<p>Gumbo has come to be one of the best examples of the multicultural melting pot …

Seafood

Spicy Shrimp Gumbo

<b>Spicy Shrimp Gumbo</b><p>Makes 8 servings<p>*Traditional gumbo is thick is like stew. For thinner gumbo, add 1 to 2 cups additional broth.<p>Check out more …

Authentic Gumbo Recipes

Gumbo recipes have always been at the center of Mardi Gras festivities. Here, our favorite gumbo dishes.<p>Few things say creole and Cajun quite like …

Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp and Crab Meat

This seafood gumbo starts with a roux, and it's packed with a variety of shellfish, including oysters, shrimp, and crab.<p>Feel free to adjust the …

Cooking

How to cook perfect gumbo

Ask a Cajun who makes the best gumbo and the answer is usually 'mamma'. But should it contain okra or filé powder? Now you're asking<p>The spectre of gumbo has loomed large over this column for some months: unable to find a source of filé powder in the UK, it has been twice delayed. The thing is, …

The Etymology of Gumbo, Okra, and Oysters

Who put the gum in gumbo? Who was the first to oyst an oyster? Inside the mysteries of the Mardi Gras vocabulary<p>Mardi Gras, for all its rich food and rich traditions, is a little bit of a wasteland, language-wise. Pick almost anything out of the Mardi Gras party hat, and it points back to French, …

Mardi Gras

Best Gumbo Spots in New Orleans

There's no contest: the very best gumbo in New Orleans is... <b>at the home of any given New Orleanian's Mama</b>. Most visitors to the city aren't lucky …

Cooking

Mr. B's Gumbo Ya-Ya

2 medium onions (1 quartered, 1 finely chopped)<p>3 stalks celery (2 halved, 1 finely chopped)<p>2 tbsp. black peppercorns<p>1 (3 1⁄2-lb.) whole chicken<p>2 …

Recipes