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The Ultimate BBQ Face-Off

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Table of Contents 1. Introduction: The Ultimate BBQ Face-Off 2. Know Your Types 3. Memphis: Positively Pucker-Inducing 4. Texas: Big on Tasty Tradition 5. Kansas City: “Nuggets of Barbecue Gold” 6. The Carolinas: East vs. West Action 7. An All-in-One BBQ Solution 1. The Ultimate BBQ Face-Off Think your hometown barbecue is the country’s uncontestable best? Those are fighting words. ... Read More »

Award-winning BBQ from The Shed in Mississippi Is Shipping Nationwide!

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If you can’t get fed at The Shed in southern Mississippi anytime soon, we’ve got you covered—they’re now shipping their award-winning BBQ nationwide, so you can be a ShedHed in your own home or backyard! Outright winners of the coveted Memphis in May BBQ Championships in 2015, brother and sister co-owners Brad Orrison and Brooke Lewis have been earning the ... Read More »

How Are You Planning to Celebrate this International Picnic Day?

International picnic day

The song may enthuse that “everybody loves a parade,” but we feel safe swapping out another two-syllable “p” word instead: “picnic.” From the exhilaration of dining al fresco to the care that goes into planning a magical meal, there’s nothing quite like a simple afternoon with a basket and blanket for two or a grander gathering for family and friends. ... Read More »

Thought Leader Series: Grilling Goes Gourmet

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Trevor Kensey is an award-winning writer, photographer and self-styled “food raconteur”. To learn more about Trevor, please visit his blog, SisBoomBlog.com, where he delights readers with his inimitable style and still manages to share his most cherished recipes. Modern grilling is about a lot more more than the basic burgers, baked beans, and hot dogs of your childhood. Outdoor cooking ... Read More »

Honoring All Things Barbecue During National Barbecue Month

Barbecue month

Just how big is barbecue in the United States? While some foods get a day dedicated in their honor, barbecue merits the entire month of May! It’s not surprising when you consider the deliciousness, versatility, and satisfying nature of this toothsome treat. There’s no better time to pay homage to the beloved national pastime of barbecue than during National Barbecue ... Read More »

Thought Leader Series: Why the Pop-Up Dining Craze Is Here to Stay

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Erin Pennings is a marketer by trade who serves up tasty treats and fun feats as a food/lifestyle blogger at SalmonAtSeven.com. Pop-up dining is all about the experience. The experience of a fun stop at a food truck carnival for lunch with friends, and everybody trying something different. The experience of a spectacular one-off event held by a popular chef ... Read More »

Four Tips for Getting Ready to Get Your Grill on This Spring

Get your grill on

As the first day of spring draws ever closer, the minds of millions of Americans around the country turn to one thing…grilling season! In fact, not only do 80 percent of all U.S. households own a grill, but a staggering 97 percent of grill owners actually used them over the past year. However, serving up the very best barbecue means ... Read More »

Homegating: 2016’s Hottest Trend

Homegating

Super Bowl 50 is quickly approaching, and hundreds of millions of football lovers across America will be tuning in to see which team will walk away with the brand new bling. For many of those fans, however, the game is only a small part of the allure. For others? It’s all about the party. If you’re still deciding how to ... Read More »

Tailgating Traditions: A Look Back and Ahead

Tailgating

If football is America’s favorite pastime, then tailgating is its trusted sidekick. But how did this time-honored tradition get started? Let’s take a look back at the history of tailgating from its origins and up to the present day, along with ways to make your next al fresco fete — game, concert, or any other outdoor occasion — an unforgettable ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Joel Runyon on the Paleo Diet

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Joel Runyon, founder of The Ultimate Paleo Guide, is passionate about the paleo diet. Why? Because it works. “While a lot of people get wound up over the talk about cavemen, when you look at it from a biological perspective, it’s very clear how a paleo diet can help someone control their blood sugar, insulin levels and weight gain,” Joel ... Read More »