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When you buy your meat from a butcher you will most likely get your purchase wrapped in butcher paper. You can wrap items in parchment paper but it is primarily used in baking so the baked goods do not stick to the pan or cookie sheet. How does this fit into your grilling scenario? First, we’ll look a little closer at the difference between them, then we will see if either one of them are…

This smoked over the top chili on the Big Green Egg is an easy cook from a classic family chili recipe. You just can’t go wrong with smoked over the top chili on a cool fall afternoon or on a cold winter day! This recipe will for surely warm you up but it isn’t too spicy. If you are looking for more of a hot smoked over the top chili simply add some Franks Red…

Weird and kind of gross right? Why would a beef tongue be so expensive? Many people actually love eating beef tongue. These days when it comes to a cow being butchered there is almost nothing that is wasted from the carcass. One thing that makes a beef tongue so expensive is that there is only one per cow. It’s very little meat compared to the other amount of cuts that come out of the cow.…

While ABT is an acronym for many things like the stock ticker for Abbott Laboratories, American Ballet Theatre, Army Basic Training, Arizona Broadway Theatre in the culinary world it is short for a mouth watering bacon wrapped jalepeno and whatever you’d like (sausage) popper. Of all possible things, ABT is short for Atomic Buffalo Turds! These ABT’s have all kinds of methods of cooking and preparing them. Some like to grill them while most like…

A pre basted turkey is a delicious juicy turkey. Pre basted turkey is a turkey that has been injected with some type of liquid which most likely includes some seasoning, even if it is just salt (there are several out there). Broth and sugar are also commonly used in injecting turkeys to make them pre basted. When buying a pre basted turkey the wrapper should inform you with a percentage of basting that was injected…

What Is USDA Prime? (And How to Better Understand the USDA Scale) Quite a few people think that USDA prime beef is a type of beef in which it really isn’t. USDA prime is part of a grading system that is used in assisting with distinguishing the quality of meat you are purchasing. According to the USDA, Beef is evaluated by highly-skilled USDA meat graders using a subjective characteristic assessment process and electronic instruments to…

Rock Shrimp, otherwise known as Sicyonia Brevirostris or brown rock shrimp, get their name from there outer shell which is literally known to be as hard as a rock. With over 300 different kinds of shrimp in the world, what makes the rock shrimp so special in the culinary world? They are a special delight in the culinary world because, surprisingly, they have a very similar taste to lobster. Not only do they have a…

This Big Green Egg Vertical Turkey Roaster will produce one of the juiciest turkeys you have ever tried! It will work on any kamado style grills ranging from MD – 2XL Big Green Eggs, and it will also hold chickens. The vertical turkey roaster will hold the turkey upright during the cooking process which will allow for even cooks all while maintaining the moisture. It will even hold juices such as a beer can or…

If you are like me, I shop every decently priced purchase to the fullest before pulling the trigger on the actual purchase and a Kamado style grill falls in that bucket. So which is better, the Kamado Joe or the Big Green Egg? Let’s dive into some of the differences between the Big Green Egg and the Kamado Joe. What Size Does the Big Green Egg and Kamado Joe Come In? The Big Green Egg…

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