Author Archives: The Quincho Project

About The Quincho Project

Dedicated to the pursuit of all forms of live fire cooking and the thoughtful prose it evokes. Whether prodding at a dying fire, patiently waiting on a perfect steak or simply contemplating a thin blue curl of smoke - I am truly at peace.

Ahhh…. Summer

It’s finally here.  The heady smell of freshly cut grass.  The familiar feel of cool sheets on my sunburned limbs.  The staccato laugh of the woodpeckers.  Dust replaces mud.  The seemingly endless overcast gray gives way to a temporary morning … Continue reading

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First Love

She stands silent and regal, a vinyl cover draped over her to keep out the dust and moisture.  She smells like smoke and memories.  Memories of a hundred summer barbecues – failures and success – all run together as if … Continue reading

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Does this BBQ make me look fat?

Sometimes I get wax in my ears.  The doctor says it comes from sweat and there really isn’t much I can do about it except have it cleaned out.  A disgusting and uncouth process to be sure, and not worth … Continue reading

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The Italians call it Salumi.  The French, Charcuterie. The Argentinians have their own word for it, “Fiambre”.  In the states it’s “cold cuts”, but somehow that just doesn’t do such a time honored set of skills required to produce cured … Continue reading

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Presidential Mumbo Jumbo

On February 11, 1731 in the County of Westmoreland, Virginia, Mary Ball Washington gave birth to a son, George. At the time, the Julian calendar and the Annunciation style of enumerating years were the prevailing fashion and Later, in 1752 … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions

New Years resolutions are fleeting things, good intentions that fall by the wayside after a short lived practice.  The trick here is to make them easily achievable, something you can live with and of course, fun.  This year I vowed … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Fall is definitely in the air now. The mornings are crisp, sometimes laden with a little coastal fog that creeps in from Half Moon Bay through a small passageway in the mountains to the west. It burns off in the … Continue reading

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