Quicker Way of Making Chipotles?

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Dave: I grow alot of different hot peppers and dehydrate some and smoke some in my Brinkman Smoker. However I would like to find a better way to smoke my peppers….Any suggestions? Mike Hello Mike: Cut the pods in half length-wise.  Dehydrate them in an electric dehydrator.  Then smoke them for maybe 4 to 5 hours.  This should really cut …

Saveur Special Issue–With Friends

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I just received the July, 2009 issue of Saveur, my favorite food magazine, and it’s a special Texas issue which is really a fun read with great recipes.  I was delighted to spot friends of mine as contributors, including Sharon Hudgins and Robb Walsh.  Sharon and Robb were two of the three great writers ("The Triumvirate," I used to call …

New Mexican Varieties–Updated

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By Dave DeWitt SuperSite Recommendations Chile Pepper Bedding Plants… over 500 varieties from Cross Country Nurseries, shipping April to mid-June. Fresh pods ship September and early October. Go here Chile Pepper Seeds… from all over the world from the Chile Pepper Institute. Go here History According to many accounts, chile peppers were introduced into what is now the U.S. by …

A World of Curries: The Curry Pantry

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By Dave DeWitt Note: This is a glossary of the most common ingredients in world curries. I have eliminated some of the more common foods that are curried, such as meats, seafood, fruits, and vegetables, and have concentrated on herbs, spices, seasonings, flavorings, and unusual condiments. Ajowan (Carum copticum).  Called “Bishop’s weed” in some parts of Africa, it is a hairy …

Personalized BBQ Tools

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Dr. BBQ:   Hope all is well with you.   I took the BBQ class with and Chris at the Greenbrier last year.  Since then I did get the Big Green Egg and I do love it and my BBQ IQ has gone up exponentially.   Quick question, while you gave the class you mentioned a guy in Texas who does personalized …