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Bah beh kyoo (that’s Korean for barbeque…sorta)

**NOTE**  this is an old post, but I finally got a hold of the archived mp3 for the Midday show I mention below.  Enjoy!
My upcoming appearance on Midday with Dan Rodricks Show has had a kinda surprising side effect. After kicking around some ideas with the producer, I realized that over at least the past [...]

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Ribs…On…Saaale! (Say it like “Pigs…in…space” for full effect)

In case you don’t know, this is Pigs in Space.

BBQ season ‘09 foodnerd-style has officially commenced! In what was surely a personalized message to me from the universe (or Safeway’s marketing dept., whatever) I trekked to the supermarket at 10:00 p.m. to placate a serious Stouffer’s French Bread pizza craving when I happened across a [...]

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Pit Bison – Is There Any Better Way To Celebrate July 4th?

That’s right, I made me some PIT BISON! I think this may be a first, since searching “pit bison” returns nothing having to do with food, except for links pointing to yours truly…. It’s the largest mammal native to the US – the original American red meat. And it was grown right here in [...]

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I’m About To Blow Up, Pt. 2

The audio file for my Tuesday June 24 appearance on the Dan Rodricks radio show is available – dl here, or listen to it below. A couple of things occurred to me after listening to the whole thing – I talk way too fast (next time no coffee beforehand), I have a lot less bass [...]

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I Call Bullshit on John McCain’s BBQ Skills

Today’s digging/redditing session led me to this video of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (henceforth referred to as pRpnSJMcC) on Jimmy Kimmel attempting to talk smack about his barbecue skills:

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Kimmel’s cliche, waka-waka zinger aside, I think it’s clear pRpnSJMcC hasn’t barbecued a rib in his life. Actually, that’s [...]

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I’m About To Blow Up!

To borrow the old school eloquence of Martin Payne, that is. Dan Rodricks graciously invited me back on his radio show on 88.1 WYPR today to talk BBQ. Last time was a blast, when we somehow spent a whole hour talking about crab cakes (dl here, or listen to it below). And yet [...]

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Barbecue, aka barbeque, bbq, borbecu, barbacoa, barabicu, babricot

Despite the myriad uses of the word in modern English and regional squabbling over the topic, the etymology seems to be pretty concrete.

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