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Pit Beef…Not True BBQ But Damn Good

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  By Mike Stines, Ph.B. Pit beef – a somewhat tough cut of beef roast turned into delectable sandwiches – is not “true” barbecue… there’s no smoke added to the beef. The meat is grilled using both direct and indirect cooking making exquisitely tender beef – crispy edges with a rare interior – a classic sandwich from the east side …

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A Clambake in the Desert

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By Mike Stines, Ph.B. A New England tradition that can be made in desert country. If you have the privilege of living along the coastal regions of the Northeast as I do or have taken a visit to the shores of Maine, you’ve probably experienced a clam bake or, at least, a clam boil as a culinary adventure. If you’re …

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Three Takes on Making Bacon

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By Mike Stines, Ph.B. Photo Above: Curvy Bacon Over the years I’ve done a lot of barbecue… briskets, pork butts, poultry, corned beef, sausages and pastrami among others but I had never done bacon… that is until a short time ago. Making home-made bacon is not difficult but it does take some time to cure the pork before smoking. Once …

New Mexico’s Chile Kings: Fabián García and Roy Nakayama

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By Rick Hendricks [Editor’s Note: This essay is excerpted with permission from Sunshine and Shadows in New Mexico’s Past: The Statehood Period 1912-Present, published by Rio Grande Books (www.RioGrandeBooks.com) in collaboration with the Historical Society of New Mexico.] New Mexico is the only state in the United States that boasts a state question: “red or green?” While such a question …