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.

Over a Barrel

In general when it comes to cooking, I am a fan of a big production.  Lots of fan fare, tradition, flamboyance and a bit of a “ta-da” factor.  Like a sculptor removing a cover sheet from my creation to the … Continue reading

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It realy is the Journey – not the Destination

Inevitably in the course of experimenting with new grilling or BBQ techniques, one comes across an unfamiliar required ingredient.  While it might be tempting substitute an easy to come by more familiar replacement, one would be missing half the fun.  … Continue reading

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The Season of the Pepper

The lengthening afternoon shadows, warm days and cool evenings mean only one thing to me.  Fall is fast approaching.  Here on the left coast this also means that we get 2 more months of summer, and these last two months … Continue reading

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The Quincho Project Goes Backcountry

It’s the first weekend of August and a hallowed time of year around these parts.  This is the unofficial beginning of the coastal blacktail deer season.  I say “unofficial” because this is the weekend we head to our mountain retreat … Continue reading

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Makin’ Bacon

Bacon. It’s everywhere these days. People put it in their ice cream. They line their glass rims with bacon salt.  Its scent comes in dubious personal care products.  They even make air fresheners out of it for the car.  Enough … Continue reading

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Something Completely Different

Summer has arrived here on California’s mid peninsular coast, and with it promises of warm days and balmy afternoons. This years Fourth of July weekend was no exception. Old glory barely waved in a light breeze, the smaller birds chirped … Continue reading

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The Lesser Known Lobster

Highly prized for it’s tender delicate meat, the Maine lobster is somewhat of a holy grail for chefs and cooks all over this country.  They reside on the rocky bottom of the cold Atlantic along the US eastern seaboard as … Continue reading

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