Virginia Indians Smoking Fish on a Boucan, Theodor DeBry, 1590

How the World Cooked ‘Cue in 1878

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By Sir Edward Tylor Editor’s Note: Here is a solid—if short—attempt to summarize what was known about outdoor cooking around the world in 1878. This is an early example of food history writing that resonates with me because the author is comparing and contrasting cooking styles from around the world. Tylor is actually debunking claims that Americans invented barbecue. Roasting …

Wintertime Grilling: Cooking Safely in Comfort

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Recipes: Grilled Dijon New Potatoes Honey-Mustard Glazed Pork Medallions Grilled Maple-Mustard Pork Chops Grilled Scallops with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Adobo Pork Roast Chicken Breasts with Cranberry-Horseradish Relish This is Part 2 of a Two-Part Series on Wintertime Outdoor Cooking by Mike Stines, Ph.B. Part 1 is here. In the northern climes, outdoor cooking can present some challenges during late …

North Coast Jerk Pork

Be the Perfect Jerk

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Trying to recreate favorite dishes from distant lands can be daunting, but I discovered this past weekend that there is one word to keep in mind while trying it: scratch.  That’s right, forget about prepared (commercial) spice mixes, marinades, and sauces, and make the seasonings from scratch.  Take jerk pork, for example.  I totally fell in love with jerk pork …