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Say It With Bacon: how to make bacon roses.

Upon first glance, these flowers look like real varigated roses, but you gotta look at little closer...

Recipes

How to make a roux

A step-by-step guide on making the key foundation of many Creole & Cajun dishes

Recipes

BBQ Brisket Tater Tot Nachos

Let us celebrate the glory of the tater tot with the addition of Texas brisket & melty cheese!

Lifestyle, Recipes

5 Great Appetizer Recipes For Game Day.

You've got the big screen... You've got the beer... Now make sure your snack game is tight with these great recipes.

Recipes

Mini Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffle Bites with Candied Jalapeños.

These epic bite-sized appetizers just threw down the gauntlet for all other snacks to step up their game.

Lifestyle, Meats

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.

Recipes

How to make candied jalapeños.

They start out sweet, then bring the heat...

Recipes

Braised pork belly with soy & star anise

Melt in your mouth tender when braised, pork belly isn't just reserved for makin' bacon...

Meats

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...

Lifestyle, Recipes

Libations: The Illusionist with Ancho syrup

If you're a fan of the brown spirits, you are going to love this cocktail made with barrel-aged gin.

Recipes

Porter braised beef cheek with grits & sorghum

Hearty and rich, braised beef cheeks make for a perfect winter meal. Check out this beer-braised recipe served with some Southern staples.

Recipes

5 essential tips to make perfect buttermilk biscuits from scratch

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

Lifestyle, Meats

The most popular 9 posts of 2015

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

Lifestyle, Recipes

Tamalada – the Christmas tradition of tamale making

Ever made 172 tamale in a day? Join a traditional Tamalada and see exactly what goes into making these delicious parcels of corn dough and meat.

Recipes

These are the best roast potatoes, ever.

It takes just three ingredients to make these crunchy-outside, fluffy-inside, best-ever roast potatoes...

Recipes

Chewy Chocolate Bacon Smores Cookies

Whether you like chewy chocolate chip cookies, ones with added bacon or a mega-fluffy Smores upgrade, this one recipe will do it all.

Recipes

Rare Steaks: using the tenderloin tip for steak tartare.

This fancy French classic is affordably attainable at home - you just need to know what to look for at the grocery store.

Recipes

Cottage or Shepherd’s pie? Either way, winter comfort food.

Whether you make it with lamb, beef or both, the combo of rich gravy meat & fluffy mashed potatoes makes this recipe an instant cold weather winner.

Lifestyle

9 essential gifts for meat lovers and BBQ fans

Stop stressing out about the perfect gift for carnivores and barbecue fanatics - I've got you covered with these awesome gifts for meat heads.

Recipes

Devilishly good eggs with the help of one simple ingredient…

You probably already have some in your pantry, and this one easy addition makes for some seriously good deviled eggs.

Recipes

Turkey, cranberry & brie pockets.

Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into these easy Turkey pockets.

Recipes

The best ever queso recipe.

Gooey melted cheese dip perfect for parties, tailgating or eating alone in a fit of cheese feelings.

Lifestyle, Meats

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.

Lifestyle

Meat themed t shirts for all!

Celebrate your carnivorous tendencies and show the world you're a proud meat eater with these tees!

Lifestyle, Meats

Best of the TMBBQ Fest 2015

A look at the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival from Austin

Recipes

Make your own Praline Bacon

Who says you can't have bacon for dessert? Check out this recipe for true "meat candy".

Recipes

Key Lime Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

The ultimate irresistible dessert.

Meats

How to pick the right wood for barbecuing

Timber talk: know your cherry from your oak

Meats

All about the butts

Discover the best cut to use for pulled pork

Meats

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.

Eats

Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que – Llano, Texas

You haven't lived until you've tried mesquite-smoked prime rib.

Recipes

Triple Pork Jalapeno Poppers with crushed Cracklins

Game day snacks just went next level....

Meats

What is dry aging? Truths, myths & facts.

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

Eats, Recipes

Easy Charred Corn Salsa

Made extra easy with a very clever kitchen hack...

Recipes

Ancho Chile & Coffee Steak Rub

Smokey, rich and earthy, this rub is a perfect complement to beef.

Meats, Recipes

Rare steaks: the Tri-Tip

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

Recipes

Poblano crema – one green sauce to rule them all

And a very unexpected creamy ingredient...

Lifestyle

Know your pit: a guide to barbecue smokers

Do you know your offset from your pellet grill?

Meats

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

Deciphering the fancy cuts at your butcher shop.

Recipes

Bacon & Hatch Green Chile Hominy Casserole

Bust out your skillet and prepare to loosen your belt.

Lifestyle

Carnivores Ball – Austin 2015

An epic BBQ event for the discerning meat enthusiast.

Eats, Lifestyle

Could this be the most legendary steakhouse in Texas?

Join me for a meat-themed road trip to Abilene and the legendary Perini Ranch

Recipes

Briskets & Gravy

The ultimate in breakfast leftover recipes - smoked brisket gravy.

Recipes

Chimichurri sauce – a best friend to beef

This Argentinian condiment is quick, easy and is the perfect fresh compliment to rich, beefy steaks.

Eats

Joseph’s Riverport Bar-B-Cue: Jefferson, Texas

In the piney woods of East Texas, great barbecue awaits.

Meats, Recipes

Grilled Skirt Steak with Pickle Juice brine

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

Recipes

Burnt Onion & Bacon Jam

Good on waffles, steak or straight from the spoon...

Meats

Rare Steaks: the Spider/Oyster

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

Recipes

Smoked Brisket Popcorn

Because all your other salty snacks are now invalid.

Lifestyle, Meats

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...

Lifestyle, Recipes

Libations: The Hill Country Howdy, a bourbon cocktail

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

Lifestyle, Meats

Meat nerdery: attending BBQ Summer Camp

Turns out the best summer camp is actually for adults.

Meats, Recipes

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

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

Recipes

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.

Meats

Pork Ribs – get to know the basics

Do you know your Baby Backs from your St Louis?

Meats

On the boudin trail in Louisiana

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

Recipes

Chicken Fried Cheese Sticks

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

Eats

Freedmen’s barbecue in Austin, Texas.

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

Eats

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

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

Eats

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

Dinner service, brisket cupcakes and addictive corn casserole.

Eats

Gourmands dive bar and sandwich emporium

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

Eats

Micklethwait Craft Meats

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

Lifestyle

Get to know Jess

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

Eats, Lifestyle

Which type of burger are you?

Short stack or high tower? Identify your preference!

Eats

Kerlin BBQ – big taste, shorter lines

Sometimes it's the quiet guys you gotta watch our for...

Lifestyle

2015 birthday wish list

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

Eats

Burger Tex – where you build your own

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

Eats

Opie’s Barbecue – Spicewood, Texas

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

Eats, Meats

The ultimate guide to barbecue in Austin

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

Meats

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.

Eats

Top Notch – An Austin Landmark

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

Eats

Lucy’s Fried Chicken

Wood-fired grilled oysters and damn good chicken.

Eats

La Barbecue – Cuisine Texicana

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

Eats

Brunch in Austin: Olivia

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

Eats

Chef Justin Devillier’s La Petite Grocery

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

Eats

Burro Cheese Kitchen

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

Eats

Elizabeth’s – the home of praline bacon

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

Eats

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.

Lifestyle

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.

Lifestyle

My Weekend in New Orleans

My time in the Big Easy captured on video.

Eats

Dirty Martin’s Kumbak Place

It takes a lot of guts to use the word "dirty" in the name of a burger joint...

Lifestyle

Walmart through the eyes of a foreigner.

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

Recipes

How to make idiot-proof chicken tacos

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

Lifestyle

Live Fire, 2014

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

Eats

Porfirio’s Breakfast Tacos & Lunch Plates

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

Eats

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.

Eats, Lifestyle

Fond artery-hardening memories of the State Fair of Texas

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

Eats

The Joint BBQ, New Orleans

Turns out there's great barbecue in Louisiana.

Lifestyle, Recipes

Libations: Texas Old Fashioned with smoked honey

An updated Texas twist on an old classic.

Lifestyle, Meats

Meat University – it’s a real thing!

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

Recipes

Salted Duck Fat Caramels with Vanilla Bourbon

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

Lifestyle, Meats

It takes a little Salt & Time

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

Eats

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.

Eats

The Company Burger

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

Eats

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.

Eats

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.

Lifestyle

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.

Recipes

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.

Eats

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