Jess Pryles

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Travel, Dining Out and Lifestyle stories from a Hardcore Carnivore

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how to chimney sear a steak
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How to cook GIANT STEAKS with a chimney sear

Get the ultimate sear to finish your steaks by cooking directly over a chimney full of coals.

what is shio koji
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Exploring Umami ingredients: Shio Koji

If you're a carnivore then you're a fan of umami. Get to know the ingredients that help boost the 'meatiness' factor, like Shio Koji.

cooking with vegemite
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Exploring Umami ingredients: Vegemite

Here's why you need to start using Vegemite in your stews, soups, sauces and marinades.

ribeye cap spinalis dorsi best ever steak
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Rare Steaks: Spinalis Dorsi, the Ribeye cap

Ever wondered what the most coveted cut on a steer is? Newsflash, it's not the tenderloin! Meet the tastiest beef muscle of all - the Spinalis Dorsi.

how to smoke a brisket
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How to smoke a brisket (and the answer isn’t a recipe!)

Learn my top 4 commandments that are essential to achieving a successful brisket cook (plus a few bonus tips).

how to trim pork ribs
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How to trim Pork Ribs, competition style

Learn the tricks to trimming pork ribs into a neatly rectangular rack, perfect for competition barbecue

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How to cut your own Flat Iron steaks at home!

Check out this simple hack for taking a cheap grocery store roast and turning it into two high quality and inexpensive Flat Iron steaks!

grilling with two zone method
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How to set up a grill for two-zone cooking

When a recipe calls for "two zone" grilling, it's usually because at least one portion of the cooking process requires gentle, indirect heat.

how to cook steak snake river farms tomahawk
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How to cook the perfect Tomahawk steak.

Get ready to grill up this Flintstone-inspired behemoth, it's easier than you think to cook a Tomahawk.

king ranch sausage tmbbq
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Evan LeRoy’s Smoked King Ranch Sausage

Can you turn the classic Texan dish King Ranch chicken casserole into a sausage? Evan LeRoy can- and it's packed with all the flavors of the original.

full blood wagyu flat iron
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Wagyu beef – everything you need to know

Not all Wagyu is the stuff high dollar price tags are made of. Here's everything you need to know about Wagyu beef.

perfect seared steak on a wooden board
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Make your steak better before you even cook it with Dry Brining

This method for dry brining steak, paired with reverse sear cooking, will result in the best tasting steaks you've ever cooked at home.

home made smoked cured bacon
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How to make and cure your own smoky bacon

There are few single ingredients that are so universally adored as bacon. And the only thing better than bacon is homemade bacon. Curing your own...

make your own jerky
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Bloody Mary flavored Venison Jerky

It takes one simple piece of equipment with one switch to create awesome jerky at home.

gerber knife for hunt
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Game Plan: a first timers hunting experience.

It's the ultimate test for any carnivore - do you have the guts to actually kill your own meat? Here's the story of my first hunting encounter.

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Ever had a stinky piece of pork? Blame boar taint.

For some of us, eating pork isn't always a delicious experience. Learn exactly what is responsible for that funky barnyard smell...

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The most popular 9 posts of 2015

A round up of all y'alls favorite recipes, posts and articles of 2015!

lance kirkpatrick of stiles switch bbq
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A day in the life of a Texas Pitmaster

Lance Kirkpatrick of Stiles Switch shows me just how hard it is to be a pit boss for a living, and reveals a few secrets along the way.

snows brisket, lexington
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Best of the TMBBQ Fest 2015

A look at the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival from Austin

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How to pick the right wood for barbecuing

Timber talk: know your cherry from your oak

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All about the butts

Discover the best cut to use for pulled pork

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Rare Steaks: the Petite Tender

This is the Rare Steaks series, exploring the lesser known beef cuts - because there’s more to a steer than a rib eye and a tenderloin.

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What is dry aging? Truths, myths & facts.

From wet to dry, here's everything you need to know about aging beef.

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Rare steaks: what is Tri Tip and how to cook it

Previously found only in Californian butchers, this triangular muscle of goodness is making a national comeback.

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Five ‘new’ cuts of beef you’ve known all along…

Deciphering the fancy cuts at your butcher shop.

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Pickle Juice brine

Don't throw out that left over pickle juice, it's the perfect meat brine!

spider oyster steak from the hip raw
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Rare Steaks: the Spider/Oyster

because there's more to a steer than a rib eye and a tenderloin...

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What is peach paper? A BBQ trend explained.

Peach paper is the ultimate BBQ accessory right now and no, it's not made from peaches...

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Meat nerdery: attending BBQ Summer Camp

Turns out the best summer camp is actually for adults.

flat iron steak sandwich recipe
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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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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...

texas barbecue brisket and the guide to austin bbq
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The ultimate guide to Austin BBQ.

Everything you ever need to know about eating BBQ in Austin - the superstars, the hidden gems, and the old classics.

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jess pryles shows where a brisket sits on a steer carcass
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Brisket 101 – what exactly is a brisket?

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

Meat University – it’s a real thing!

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

salt & time butcher shop in Austin Texas

Reviving the traditional butcher shop at Salt & Time

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

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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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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The Kansas City BBQ Tour

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

The Slaughterhouse Tour

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

The most influential person at a barbecue restaurant.

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