Resting meat can be just as important as cooking it properly. Here's why:
Resting meat can be just as important as cooking it properly. Here's why:
Making your own bacon is not as hard as you'd think, it just takes some preparation. Here's a simple video recipe for how to make homemade bacon.
We're all at home. We all love to cook. So during this crazy unprecedented time, let's cook together!
Also known as Pork Belly Burnt Ends, Bacon Burnt Ends are the most delectable kind of meat candy and one of the MOST incredible BBQ dishes. Bacon...
Why is it safe to eat rare steak, and can we do the same with other meats like chicken?
With Super Bowl just around the corner it's time to focus on what REALLY matters- your Super Bowl appetizers & snacks.
You’ve heard a lot of different things – but I’m here to clarify what exactly is Prime Rib! Does it mean it’s prime...
Fort Worth is experiencing a renaissance of incredible barbecue, and fast becoming one of the MUST VISIT destinations for Texas BBQ pilgrimages....
I'm a huge fan of leaving backstraps whole and not cutting them into smaller steaks - it makes them easier to cook to perfection, with a little...
Charred bark on the outside, tender rich meat within. Here's my video recipe for grilled lamb ribs.
This year, give the gift they actually want. Perfect gifts for the fire-loving carnivore and BBQ fan - here are my picks for the giving season.
Join Jess Pryles on February 22nd, 2020 at the Texas Beef Council for an all-beef recipe cooking class and workshop!
Join Jess Pryles at the Texas Beef Council in Austin this November for a day of beefy recipes, techniques, know how and EATING!
Join Jess Pryles on April 6th at the Texas Beef Council for an all-beef recipe cooking class! Topics covered include: “beef basics”,...
Can't think of a great holiday gift for the Carnivore in your life? I have you covered with these nine suggestions that will be sure to please.
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.
It's the city where the west begins, home to the stockyards, chuckwagons and real cowboys. Here’s a carnivore's guide to Fort Worth, Texas.
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.
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?!
Tis the season! Hunting season! But perhaps more widely celebrated – the holiday season. That means that it’s time to start...
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.
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.
The JP signature is a refined take on the traditional P&S offset smoker, with functional and practical upgrades. Learn more.
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?
It's the ultimate way to cook a steak and it works every single time. Here's how to do the Reverse Sear method:
If you're a carnivore then you're a fan of umami. Get to know the ingredients that help boost the 'meatiness' factor, like Porcini Powder.
Keep your knives safe during travel with this simple denim and vinyl knife roll.
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.
Get the ultimate sear to finish your steaks by cooking directly over a chimney full of coals.
Here's why you need to start using Vegemite in your stews, soups, sauces and marinades.
Introducing the newest addition to the Hardcore Carnivore meat seasonings line - HC Red! Designed for white meats and particularly pork butts & ribs.
Looking for unique gift ideas for grill lovers and meat fans? I have you covered with these 9 great options.
Introducing my first ever class/workshop! And it couldn’t be on a better topic – beef! Join me at the Texas Beef Council on February...
Along with taste and texture, appearance plays a part the final score in comp barbecue. Here's 5 tips to get your competition box looking great.
Home to the Frio, Nueces and Sabinal rivers, Uvalde County is an outdoor-lovers paradise. Here's where you should eat while in Uvalde, carnivore style.
Blurb lets you create your dream book, whether for sale or giving as a gift.
Learn the tricks to trimming pork ribs into a neatly rectangular rack, perfect for competition barbecue
Check out this simple hack for taking a cheap grocery store roast and turning it into two high quality and inexpensive Flat Iron steaks!
When a recipe calls for "two zone" grilling, it's usually because at least one portion of the cooking process requires gentle, indirect heat.
Just upriver from New Orleans on the banks of the Mississippi sits Louisiana's capitol city, come explore all the meaty delights of Baton Rouge.
Introducing the new meat rub, Hardcore Carnivore™: Black. This jet black colored, charcoal based seasoning rub will totally transform your...
Kosher salt is an ingredient in most barbecue and general cooking recipes. But what exactly is it, and why is it important to know the difference?
Brand new t-shirts for Hardcore Carnivores
Not all Wagyu is the stuff high dollar price tags are made of. Here's everything you need to know about Wagyu beef.
My complete list of books about barbecue, grilling, meat and general cookery, split into easy to follow sections.
Looking to satisfy your carnivorous cravings? This list of Austin restaurants has you covered.
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.
For some of us, eating pork isn't always a delicious experience. Learn exactly what is responsible for that funky barnyard smell...
A round up of all y'alls favorite recipes, posts and articles of 2015!
Stop stressing out about the perfect gift for carnivores and barbecue fanatics - I've got you covered with these awesome gifts for meat heads.
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.
Celebrate your carnivorous tendencies and show the world you're a proud meat eater with these tees!
A look at the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival from Austin
Timber talk: know your cherry from your oak
Discover the best cut to use for pulled pork
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.
You haven't lived until you've tried mesquite-smoked prime rib.
From wet to dry, here's everything you need to know about aging beef.
Do you know your offset from your pellet grill?
Deciphering the fancy cuts at your butcher shop.
An epic BBQ event for the discerning meat enthusiast.
Join me for a meat-themed road trip to Abilene and the legendary Perini Ranch
In the piney woods of East Texas, great barbecue awaits.
because there's more to a steer than a rib eye and a tenderloin...
Peach paper is the ultimate BBQ accessory right now and no, it's not made from peaches. But it might just up your smoking meats game.
Turns out the best summer camp is actually for adults.
Do you know your Baby Backs from your St Louis?
Welcome to Scott, the town dedicated to boudin and fried pork morsels known as cracklins...
Let's be real, this is some of the best barbecue you'll ever have.
If it's good enough for the President, it's good enough for me.
Dinner service, brisket cupcakes and addictive corn casserole.
Shiner beer cheese and broccoli soup in a bread bowl. Need I say more?
They call it craft meats, we can just call it barbecue.
Short stack or high tower? Identify your preference!
Sometimes it's the quiet guys you gotta watch our for...
Quite literally, build your own. They hand over the bun and patty, you do all the rest.
Sometimes it pays to get out of the city - especially when you get to eat barbecue at Opie's.
Everything you ever need to know about eating BBQ in Austin - the superstars, the hidden gems, and the old classics.
Because not all 'cue is created equal.
Join me and a hanging beef carcass to find out where exactly brisket comes from, and how it's cut.
As featured in Dazed & Confused, this iconic local burger joint is a perfectly preserved time warp.
Wood-fired grilled oysters and damn good chicken.
There's no one item at La Barbecue you must order, because you have to try it all.
Picnic style fried chicken? A meal that surely even Willie and Waylon would approve.
Linen tablecloths and burgers go hand in hand at this elegant casual eatery in New Orleans.
Got a craving for grilled cheese? Burro will take your sandwich to the next level.
One of the most popular (and filling!) breakfast spots in New Orleans.
The one where I tell you to steer clear of the barbecue, but go for the fried yardbird instead.
To you it's a grocery store. To me, it's a whole new world of edible wonder.
It takes a lot of guts to use the word "dirty" in the name of a burger joint...
From squeezable cheese to roadside memorials, let me take you on a tour through Walmart.
Franklin BBQ short ribs, tallow cooked potatoes and even escargot.
Austin is a city obsessed with breakfast tacos, and at Porfirio's Tacos you understand why.
From classic burgers and curly fries to lamb burgers and queso fries, El Sapo is a burger haven on the Eastside.
Where the motto should be "if you can eat it, we can fry it".
Turns out there's great barbecue in Louisiana.
Sitting in on the Texas BBQ 101 class at Texas A&M University
Reviving the art of of butchery, sourcing local and exploring a variety of cuts, welcome to Salt & Time.
Burger's aren't usually on the list of "must eat" dishes when in New Orleans, but Company Burger changes that.
You'll never have to make the cruel choice between having tacos or barbecue for dinner, because now you can have both.
Bringing their poultry prowess from Memphis to Austin, cheap and cheerful chicken can be found at Gus's.
Cast iron is one of the best cooking surfaces around - you just have to season it right to start with.
Head off the beaten tourist path to find some of the best po boys in New Orleans
All the festivities from the second annual ball in Melbourne
I think I have a new favourite place to escape. It’s one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I’ve ever had the fortune to visit, and it’s...
Push open the creaky wire door and step inside the grand cathedral of Texas BBQ.
There's not much that is worth battling traffic on I-35 for, but this BBQ just might be it.
Delving reluctantly into the BBQ world outside Texas, I liked what I found in Kansas City
Headed to New Orleans for the first time? Here's everything you'll need to know for a perfect visit.
Eating meat is one thing, understanding how it is processed is an important part of being a Hardcore Carnivore.
And it’s not the butcher, or the owner, or even the pitmaster himself...
Whataburger is everything you want fast food to be - cheap, fast, comforting, consistent and actually tasty.