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All About Pork Ribs (Babyback and Otherwise)

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Cara shares the lowdown on pork ribs, babyback and otherwise. So</i> …

Smoking Meat 101: Barbecue for Beginners

Barbecue doesn't have to be intimidating. With these tips from pitmaster Pat Martin, smoking meat can be downright easy—even for beginners<p>"If you can smoke a slab of ribs, you can cook a whole hog," says <b>Pat Martin</b>, owner of Martin's BBQ Joint in Nolensville, Tennessee. Beloved of <i>Bon Appétit</i> …

5 Things to Look For When Buying Meat

<i>Today, Tom Mylan of The Meat Hook is sharing the 5 things he looks for in a butcher shop, so you can make sure you're getting the very best.</i><p><b>1. Find a shop that does whole-animal butchering.</b> Whether or not they focus on grass-fed and pastured meat, a butcher shop that works with whole animals knows …

A Zingy Base for All Summer Drinks, Alcoholic and Virgin

The best summer pitcher drinks—alcoholic and virgin—are based on a zingy lemon-ginger brew concocted by our food & features editor Carla Lalli Music<p><b>No, it’s not green juice. It’s Lemon-Ginger Brew</b>, a creation of food and features editor <b>Carla Lalli Music</b>. To make it, she simmers ginger in water to …

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

A Thai Dinner Party

The bright, refreshing flavors of Thai cuisine make an ideal spread for an early summer dinner party. Start with a frothy coconut cocktail made with Thai basil and lemongrass, then set out a selection of plates to be served family-style: two types of grilled skewers, coconut-milk-marinated chicken …

7 Avocado Dishes You Should Definitely Eat While Watching the First US World Cup Match

Here, seven avocado dishes to makes for game time.<p>The United States will step onto the field tonight in its first World Cup match against Ghana. To …

Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

I love cheesecake, but rather than go the traditional, predictable Springform pan route, I sometimes like to bake them in a rectangular pan and cut …