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Lessons From My Butcher: Breaking Down a Pig

Anyway, the other day I asked David if I could come learn about butchering a pig. I want to know all about how our food comes to us, and this seemed …

Porchetta

Porchetta is a beautiful and glorious thing. How can you possibly go wrong with 7 lbs of herb-stuffed, jelly-rolled and fire-roasted heritage pork …

Cajun Pork and Beef Pie with Savory Cream Cheese Topping Recipe

This Paul Prudhomme-inspired pie is essentially a sweet pastry crust filled with a savory mixture of Cajun-spiced ground pork and beef. It's topped with rich seasoned cream cheese, which turns bubbly and browned in the oven—in short, it's bliss on a plate.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>The sweet, sturdy …

If You Feed a Pig Whiskey Mash, Will It Taste Like Whiskey?

If you feed your pigs spent grain, will they taste like whiskey? And on a deeper level, how does an animal's diet affect the way it tastes?<p>We like whiskey. We like pork. And—oh god!—do we ever like whiskey and pork together. So when we heard that Templeton Rye, in Templeton, Iowa, was raising 25 …

Dry Cured / Brined Jerky

So after the last jerky attempt on the Big Green Egg, where I used a wet marinade on the meat before smoking, this time I went with a dry brine. I …

Don't Mess With These Smoky Texas-Style Beef Short Ribs

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>When I got the request in to tackle giant <b>Texas-style beef ribs</b> as a Grilling post, I was a bit dubious as to whether it could even be done. Unless there's some secret every Texas pitmaster is guarding with their life, the path to transcendent beef …

Smoky Beef Ribs with Sriracha BBQ Beer Sauce

• Prep 4-8 hours in advance: In a bowl, mix together Worcestershire, soy sauce and 1/2 tablespoon sriracha; rub over ribs.<br>• In a separate bowl, combine …

Smoked Venison Shoulder Roast

Say cheese!<p>The oldest is an avid hunter and that would be his biggest hobby. This year, we lucky enough that he dropped off a three pound venison …

The Fine Art of Doing Nothing: How To Smoke A Brisket Point

<b>Part One: The Day Off</b><p><b>There comes a time in a man’s day-to-day</b>, when all the world seems to conspire around him. Where one social posture leads into …

The Best Turkey I Have Ever Made, Period!

A friend of mine said, try pecan on your turkey. You will never try any other wood for smoking a bird again. So, why not...<p>First, I made a batch of …

Grilled Skirt Steak with Homemade Asian Barbeque Marinade Recipe

"The problem with bottled sauces and marinades is that the only words you recognize on the ingredients list are ‘high fructose corn syrup,' and …

Smoke Roasted Steelhead with Basil Pesto

After falling to the Sirens call at Costco, this time from the evil end case in the meat department, I found myself in possession of a nice piece of …

Smoked Marrow Bone Beef Broth

One night as I was cruising the Internet for ideas, I stumbled upon this recipe for Roast Beef Stock on the Bon Appétit website that sounded pretty …

Italian Style Baby Backs with Hot Pepper Vinegar

Folks, BBQ Silly Season is here! That means experimentation without sauce and BBQ rub. Just good old experimentation with other flavors. Settle in …

The World Cup of Sausage: A Guide to Cased Meats by Country

In anticipation of this year's World Cup, we're celebrating our favorite sausages from the competing countries<p>Just because we spent the soccer games of our youth making daisy chains at the outermost corner of the field and periodically getting lobbed in the head with a ball*, doesn't mean we're not …

Cooking

Project Bacon: Maple Bourbon Bacon

Part two of our bacon journey allows us at Three Dogs to bring together three of our favorite flavors: pork, maple, and bourbon. What could be better …

Perfect Porterhouse Steak

4 Servings<p>This is chef Bobby Flay's recipe for the perfect Porterhouse steak. With a steak this thick, you need to season liberally; when Flay demonstrated for us, the surface of the meat was virtually white from salt.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 2”-thick Porterhouse steak, trimmed (about 2 lb.)<p>1 …

Cooking

Your Goose is Cooked, Part Two: Brined and Roasted Two Ways

Back when The Oldest brought over his goose jerky to be smoked, he also dropped off the rest of his jerky trimmings for me to play with in the …

More Adventures with Goose, Part Three: German Smoked Goose Breast

During my fun in the kitchen with the goose The Oldest shot during hunting season, I wanted to do a few things a bit outside the box. Perhaps …

Top 8 Barbecue Brisket Recipes

01 of 08<p>Traditional Texas Beef Brisket recipe that will help you get a great piece of smoked meat. This basic recipe gives you all you need to know …

Cooking your Goose, Part Four: Goose Pastrami

For our final experimentation with this seasons goose, lets take a gander at a great recipe for pastrami that I found at Hunter Angler Gardner Cook. …

The Definitive Guide To Bacon Labels, From 'Applewood-Smoked' To 'Uncured'

Shopping for bacon should be a joyous experience. But all too often these days, it's just confusing.<p>Some supermarkets sell dozens of varieties. As bacon has gained in popularity, labels such as "applewood-smoked" and "dry rubbed" have proliferated to the point where the bacon section can be …

The 21 Best Bacon Dishes in America

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>If there's one thing that America proves time and time again, it's that there will always be a market for the wacky antics of cartoon sponges. But if it proves two things, the other one is that bacon is the best, most versatile food ever. We've got more of it here than most …

How to Make a Grilled Lamb Chop That’s Inspired by the Classic Gyro

Throwing burgers and steaks atop a flame really never gets old, but grilling a perfectly seasoned lamb chop is truly something to savor.<p>Always the …

What's the Difference Between Bacon, Pancetta, and Prosciutto?

Bacon, pancetta, prosciutto: These three pork products look alike, taste somewhat similar, and even get regularly substituted for each other. It's no …

Italian Food

An Alpine Hut That Bends the Rules

When a modern-design fan purchased a plot of land approved for construction of a traditional Slovenian hut, his architects created a very modern …

Architecture

Spot the Shipping Containers in This Sleek Bamboo House

Photos via Freshome<p>In general, converted shipping containers are loud and proud about being just that; after all, corrugated steel is considered cool, almost a thing of pride, by those looking to adapt these structures into houses, retail complexes, or urban farms. For architects at the Danish firm</b> …

Shipping Container Homes