Tag Archives: grilling
Pulled pork sandwich

Smoked salt

Because I don’t have a proper smoker, my experiments with smoking foods have been pretty limited. Really, smoking can be viewed as two different processes: a cooking process, and a flavouring process. Smoking on a gas grill like mine mostly falls into the “flavouring” category, because the heat of the grill’s burners, rather than the […]

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KC BBQ sauce

Not-so-modern Modernist Cuisine: KC BBQ A-OK

One of the stops on my road trip across the US last month was Kansas City. Naturally, this meant we had to sample the local barbecue, which we did at a couple of locations, namely Jack Stack and Woodyard BBQ. We tried a range of the offerings, including brisket, “burnt ends,” and pork ribs, as […]

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Homeground burger

Grindhouse

My meat grinder has been getting a real workout lately. In addition to chorizo and the sausages I made for Canada Day, I’ve taken to grinding my own beef for burgers… and once again, I’m reminded why entire industries spring up around certain “junk” foods; if we all had to grind our own meat every […]

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BBQ Chicken

Not-so-modernist Modernist Cuisine: Kentucky barbecue sauce

When I offered my husband his choice of the various barbecue sauces in Modernist Cuisine and started listing them, he stopped me as soon I said “Kentucky.” “That one. You should make that one.” I looked at him. “Why?” “Does it have bourbon in it?” “Yeah.” “That’s why.” There are at least a handful of […]

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Jerk chicken

How to be a jerk (summertime grilling edition)

I have no personal connections to the Caribbean, but some flavours are bigger than their borders. Jerk sauce is one of those flavours. I do have a strong connection to jerk chicken, though, because it was one of the first dishes I ever cooked for my husband. I was living on my own in a […]

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