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the importance of a sharp knife

The importance of a sharp knife (and how to sharpen it!)

Having a sharp knife makes ALL the difference in the kitchen. Learn why you need to keep your knife sharp, and how to do it. 

how to dry age steak

How to dry age steak at home – a complete guide

Learn the optimal dry aging set up, humidity and temperature, and how to trim and cook it. Here's everything you need to know about dry aging beef.

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Out of firelighters? Out of paper? No problem, just reach for the nearest bowl of corn chips! Testing out the corn chip grill hack - will it work?!

bbq smoker hot spot test

How to find BBQ smoker hot spots

Don't ruin expensive meat trying to figure out your pit hot spots. For under $5 and in 20 minutes, find ALL the hot spots in your BBQ smoker.

how to make beef bacon

VIDEO – How to make BEEF BACON!

As pork belly is to pig bacon, beef belly (also known as navel) is to beef bacon! Unique and SO delicious! Here's how to make your own beef bacon.

cooking a frozen steak

VIDEO – cooking a steak from frozen

We've frozen our meat to steaksicles and fired up the grill to answer the age old question - can you cook a steak from frozen?

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VIDEO – how to Reverse Sear a steak

It's the ultimate way to cook a steak and it works every single time. Here's how to do the Reverse Sear method:

how to chimney sear a steak

How to sear steaks with the chimney method

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

how to trim pork ribs

How to trim Pork Ribs, competition style

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


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!

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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.

full blood wagyu flat iron

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.


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...


All about the butts – pulled pork

Discover the best cut to use for pulled pork


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.


What is dry aging? Truths, myths & facts.

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

spider oyster steak from the hip raw

Rare Steaks: the Spider/Oyster

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

Olivia restaurant in South Austin

Brunch in Austin: Olivia

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

how to season cast iron pans and skillets

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.