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The Hill Country Howdy: a bourbon cocktail

A concoction of Garrison Brothers bourbon, white peaches and pink peppercorns.

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Meat nerdery: attending BBQ Summer Camp

Turns out the best summer camp is actually for adults.

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“Philly Cheesefake” – the best steak sandwich, ever.

Here’s why the flat iron is the perfect cut of beef for a steak sandwich.

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Venison, bacon & poblano wraps

These venison, poblano and bacon wraps are the perfect tailgating recipe, because you can pre-wrap all of them and grill up a bunch at once.

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Pork Ribs – get to know the basics

Do you know your Baby Backs from your St Louis?

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On the boudin trail in Louisiana

Welcome to Scott, the town dedicated to boudin and fried pork morsels known as cracklins…

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Chicken Fried Cheese Sticks

Just when you thought cheese couldn’t get any better… it got fried.

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Freedmen’s barbecue in Austin, Texas.

Let’s be real, this is some of the best barbecue you’ll ever have.

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Five Guys Burgers & Fries

If it’s good enough for the President, it’s good enough for me.

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Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

Dinner service, brisket cupcakes and addictive corn casserole.

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Gourmands dive bar and sandwich emporium

Shiner beer cheese and broccoli soup in a bread bowl. Need I say more?

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Micklethwait Craft Meats

They call it craft meats, we can just call it barbecue.

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Get to know Jess

It’s like we’re mates already, but here’s a little vid to get to know me.

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Which type of burger are you?

Short stack or high tower? Identify your preference!

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Kerlin BBQ – big taste, shorter lines

Sometimes it’s the quiet guys you gotta watch our for…

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2015 birthday wish list

A few awesome items that you might like to gift yourself with, too!

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Burger Tex – where you build your own

Quite literally, build your own. They hand over the bun and patty, you do all the rest.

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Opie’s Barbecue – Spicewood, Texas

Sometimes it pays to get out of the city – especially when you get to eat barbecue at Opie’s.

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The ultimate guide to Austin barbecue.

There are quite literally hundreds of BBQ joints in the great state of Texas, with a particular proliferation…

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Brisket 101 – know your beef cuts

Join me and a hanging beef carcass to find out where exactly brisket comes from, and how it’s cut.

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Top Notch – An Austin Landmark

As featured in Dazed & Confused, this iconic local burger joint is a perfectly preserved time warp.

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Lucy’s Fried Chicken

Wood-fired grilled oysters and damn good chicken.

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La Barbecue – Cuisine Texicana

There’s no one item at La Barbecue you must order, because you have to try it all.

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Brunch in Austin: Olivia

Picnic style fried chicken? A meal that surely even Willie and Waylon would approve.

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Chef Justin Devillier’s La Petite Grocery

Linen tablecloths and burgers go hand in hand at this elegant casual eatery in New Orleans.

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Burro Cheese Kitchen

Got a craving for grilled cheese? Burro will take your sandwich to the next level.

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Elizabeth’s – the home of praline bacon

One of the most popular (and filling!) breakfast spots in New Orleans.

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A Barbecue Restaurant Where You Order The Fried Chicken

The one where I tell you to steer clear of the barbecue, but go for the fried yardbird instead.

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A Texas Grocery Store Through A Foreigner’s Eyes

To you it’s a grocery store. To me, it’s a whole new world of edible wonder.

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My Weekend in New Orleans

My time in the Big Easy captured on video.

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Dirty Martin’s Kumbak Place

It takes a lot of guts to use the word “dirty” in the name of a burger joint…

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Walmart through the eyes of a foreigner.

From squeezable cheese to roadside memorials, let me take you on a tour through Walmart.

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How to make idiot-proof chicken tacos

Set, forget, add in a tortilla and you’re all ready to enjoy the delicious.

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Live Fire, 2014

Franklin BBQ short ribs, tallow cooked potatoes and even escargot.

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Brown Sugar & Bacon Cookies

Because the only thing better than a freshly baked cookie is one that has bacon in it.

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Porfirio’s Breakfast Tacos & Lunch Plates

Austin is a city obsessed with breakfast tacos, and at Porfirio’s Tacos you understand why.

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El Sapo – Onion Rings, Burgers and Botanas

From classic burgers and curly fries to lamb burgers and queso fries, El Sapo is a burger haven on the Eastside.

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Fond artery-hardening memories of the State Fair of Texas

Where the motto should be “if you can eat it, we can fry it”.

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The Joint BBQ, New Orleans

Turns out there’s great barbecue in Louisiana.

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Texas Old Fashioned with smoked honey

An updated Texas twist on an old classic.

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Meat University – it’s a real thing!

Sitting in on the Texas BBQ 101 class at Texas A&M University

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Salted Duck Fat Caramels with Vanilla Bourbon

Yeah you read right. Duck fat caramels. Legit meat candy.

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It takes a little Salt & Time

Reviving the art of of butchery, sourcing local and exploring a variety of cuts, welcome to Salt & Time.

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Sawyer & Co – get your Louisiana brunch on in Texas

With classic diner fare during the week, Sawyer & Co gets a lil’ fancy with their weekend brunches.

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The Company Burger in New Orleans

The Company Burger

Burger’s aren’t usually on the list of “must eat” dishes when in New Orleans, but Company Burger changes that.

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Valentina's Tex Mex barbecue, Austin

Is Valentina’s Tex Mex Barbecue the ultimate in fusion cuisine?

You’ll never have to make the cruel choice between having tacos or barbecue for dinner, because now you can have both.

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Gus’s Fried Chicken – A “Must Put In Face” Experience

Bringing their poultry prowess from Memphis to Austin, cheap and cheerful chicken can be found at Gus’s.

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How to make perfect buttermilk biscuits from scratch

Flakey and buttery, the perfect biscuit will lend itself to both sweet and savory applications.

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How To Season Cast Iron (Like A Boss)

Cast iron is one of the best cooking surfaces around – you just have to season it right to start with.

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Smoked Lamb Shoulder

Lamb isn’t the most famous of barbecue meats, but it’s fatty and slightly gamey meat means it’s practically built for smoking.

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Crabby Jack’s has strong po boy game

Head off the beaten tourist path to find some of the best po boys in New Orleans

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Carnivores Ball – 2014 – The Pics!

All the festivities from the second annual ball in Melbourne

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The only BBQ sauce recipe you’ll ever need

Use it as is or tailor it and make it your own.

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Caddo Lake – A Magical Place in East Texas

I think I have a new favourite place to escape. It’s one of the most beautiful…

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Alabama Cast-Iron Skillet Cornbread

A classic Southern cornbread recipe jazzed up with the addition bacon & jalapeño

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These Pecan & Bacon Pralines Are Everything

Uniting the salty goodness of bacon with the caramel-y sweetness of the New Orleans praline.

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DIY Whipped Beef Tallow Body Butter

Sounds a little weird, but it’s actually great for your skin. Welcome to the world of cosMEATics.

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Louie Mueller Barbecue

Push open the creaky wire door and step inside the grand cathedral of Texas BBQ.

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Make Your Own Sun Pickles

A recipe for traditional European fermented pickles.

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How to cook a steak with Reverse Sear method

Hailed as the ultimate way to cook a perfect medium rare steak every time, learn how to cook the Reverse Sear method.

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Flank Steak Carne Asada Tacos

This recipe for carne asada tacos has a delicious secret – beer marinade!

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How to make your own Sweet Tea Vodka

Dangerously easy to drink, make your own tea-infused vodka at home.

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Quick And Easy Fire Roasted Salsa

Fresh, tasty and incredibly easy to make, this salsa recipe will quickly become a favorite.

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Why Hays Co. Bar-B-Que Is Completely Worth The Drive

There’s not much that is worth battling traffic on I-35 for, but this BBQ just might be it.

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The Kansas City BBQ Tour

Delving reluctantly into the BBQ world outside Texas, I liked what I found in Kansas City

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First Timer’s New Orleans – the complete guide

Headed to New Orleans for the first time? Here’s everything you’ll need to know for a perfect visit.

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The Slaughterhouse Tour

Eating meat is one thing, understanding how it is processed is an important part of being a Hardcore Carnivore.

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The most influential person at a barbecue restaurant.

And it’s not the butcher, or the owner, or even the pitmaster himself…

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The reliable comfort of Whataburger

Whataburger is everything you want fast food to be – cheap, fast, comforting, consistent and actually tasty.

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