Category Archives: Books

Adventures with Headcheese

While attending the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Competition, we were very generously gifted a pair of Berkshire Black heritage hog heads, which have been sitting in our freezers just begging to be made into headcheese. After doing … Continue reading

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The Evolution of American Barbecue

I have been reading Robb Walsh’s excellent book Barbecue Crossroad: Notes & Recipes from A Southern Odyssey, and thinking about the historical context as well as philosophy of Barbecue in the American South. The Food & Think Blog over at … Continue reading

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Authentic BBQ, Smoked Venison Shoulder, + Lard

“Well, I’ll tell you: The first thing is, you go around back and you look for a wood pile. More Importantly, you look for an ash pile. Then you ask if you can see the barbecue pit. I’ll tell you…. … Continue reading

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Carnivore News: Monday, July 1st

 Traditional style Barbecue continues to thrive in New York City. Science, not emotion, should shape Wolf hunt in Wisconsin. Grass Fed vs. Corn Fed; You are what your food eats. Interesting read: “Feeding cattle on corn fundamentally changes the meat they … Continue reading

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Carnivore Library: The Prophets of Smoked Meat

Texas Monthly‘s barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn has a new book coming out on May 14th entitled The Prophets of Smoked Meat. (link is for pre-order) The debut title in the Anthony Bourdain Books line, The Prophets of Smoked Meat by “Barbecue Snob” Daniel … Continue reading

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Carnivore News: Monday, April 8th

The USDA has renamed many cuts of meat. “…the lowly “pork chop” will be gone. Instead, grocery retailers could be stocking stacks of “porterhouse chops,” “ribeye chops” and “New York chops.” The pork butt – which actually comes from shoulder meat … Continue reading

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Spring Turkey Hunting Tips, Tactics, (mis)Information & Cooking

Most “turkey hunting advice” is bad advice, but that doesn’t stop a flood of articles with advice to give and a flood of internet searches seeking such advice. Caveat Emptor: The Master List. Top 10 Turkey Hunting Tactics part 1 … Continue reading

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Snow Geese Sausages

Snow Geese populations have exploded in recent years causing a host of biological problems including damage to the Arctic Tundra habitat  which is shared with numerous other species of waterfowl. In a attempt to reduce the population, biologists at the federal level have turned to hunters … Continue reading

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Kentucky BBQ and Shotgun Recoil

Shotshell patterning pump gunners who’ve suffered through shoulder-thumping sessions at the local range know reduced recoil is but a sweet wishful dream—until now. O.F. Mossberg and Sons, Inc. and Mathews, Inc., a archery company,  have partnered to develop a new … Continue reading

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Wild Turkeys: pluck them & use the whole bird

As Wild Turkey populations continue to expand throughout the US, the popularity of turkey hunting continues to grow. However, one practice that is somewhat disturbing to me is that many  turkey hunters only de-breast the birds and tend to discard the rest … Continue reading

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