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BBQ News: 09/18 – 09/24

– I reiterated on the Texas Standard that sous vide meat with liquid smoke is not barbecue. – For The Love of Meat, a documentary about Texas barbecue and the pitmasters who make it will debut with a screening in Austin on 10/08. – Catch a glimpse of Wayne Mueller, a younger Aaron Franklin, and Jake Silverstein in this For the Love of Meat trailer: For the Love of Meat – Trailer from Jeff Jones…

Matt’s BBQ

High-caliber Texas-style barbecue keeps popping up in the oddest places. Two weeks ago I found some great brisket in Los Angeles, and this past weekend the same thing happened in Portland, Oregon. I visited a tiny place called Matt’s BBQ, and its origin story is a wonderful microcosm that highlights the deep reach of Texas barbecue. In April 2013, Australian chef Craig McShane traveled to the Lone Star State expressly to learn the ways of smoked meat. He considers Live…

BBQ News: 09/11 – 09/17

– Wanna work in a barbecue joint? Good read & all #truth. Melanie Kurtz, pit master @oldglorybbq https://t.co/11WI5zwMaz via @mossr — Amy Mills (@17thstreetbbq) September 15, 2015   – Michael Harriot, host of The Black One podcast, shares his tips for white folks attending a black barbecue.  – These are the best drinks in the South to go with your barbecue, according to Southern Living. I guess they forgot about Dr Pepper.  – The changing…

Maple Block Meat Co.

It’s my job to travel this great country—and parts outside Texas—looking for notable barbecue joints. But searching for good brisket in California can feel like waiting for a cool September day in Texas: both exist, but mainly in theory. After making my way through a solid Southern California itinerary a couple months back, I enjoyed the original Compton branch of Bludso’s and Studio City’s Barrel & Ashes. They were solid finds on opposite ends of the…

BBQ News: 09/04 – 09/10

– Staying healthy as a pitmaster can be a challenge: Health hazards of the barbecue pitmaster / @jcreidtx http://t.co/ZH9IzUgcya Great to hear Clarence is healthy again. pic.twitter.com/N1bWBiqRlK — Mike Morris (@mmorris011) September 9, 2015   – “Texas is an amazing state. It is vast and varied in its terrain, and it boasts some of the most mouth-ji–ing BBQ across which I have come in my planet-wide search for pork ribs and brisket.” – Nick Offerman …

BBQ News: 08/28 – 09/03

– A California barbecue cooks uses his camera time for an audition: – With much talk about diversity, or lack there of, in barbecue, Chris Reid delves into the multicultural barbecue scene of Houston. – Foodways Texas released this oral history of Dzuik’s Meat Market in Castroville. – “And one of the reasons we’re seeing this renaissance in Southern food in general and barbecue in particular is that it has this crazy, beautiful, tragic resonance.”…

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