Category Archives: Smoking

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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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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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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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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The Taming of the Brisket

Last Saturday started like most Saturdays do around my house, with me stumbling down the stairs and my wife happily making breakfast.  The dog was still in bed, on her back with paws skyward dreaming about whatever it is that … Continue reading

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Smoke, Zen and Really Great Barbecue

I positively love to poke at a live fire, coaxing a reluctant flame from wood and creating enough heat and smoke to cook a wonderful meal in the great outdoors.  The relaxation afforded me by such a process can not … Continue reading

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Klassy Smoking

I’ll admit it.  I am a bit of a snob.  I am even dubious of red wines from Sonoma, anything made in China (except Chinese food) and Canned Spam.  But when it came to finding a cold smoker with the … Continue reading

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