How-to's & Guides

November 30, 2021
The Best Cuts of Meat for Smoking

Smoking is a low-temperature, slow-cooking method that uses smoke to flavour and tenderizes meats. The cooking period for a pound of meat is normally more than 30 minutes, but it can be much longer—the meat can stay in the smoker for up to 20 hours. Barbecue aficionados consider it an art form and a favourite […]

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November 30, 2021
How to Remove the Membrane (Silverskin) On Ribs

Ribs are sold with or without the membranes. So, if you're buying ribs, ask your butcher if the membrane is still on the ribs or if it's been removed. In case you forget to ask, you will need to open the package to see if it is still attached. Removing the membrane is a personal […]

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November 30, 2021
How to use wood chips for food smoking

Wood chips are a staple of any backyard cook. They provide that extra flavour and aroma that can't be replicated by anything else. Whether you're smoking meat, vegetables, or even nuts, wood chips will make your food taste better. You don't need a smoker when using wood chips, a charcoal or gas grill will work […]

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November 30, 2021
How to Clean a Cast Iron Grill Pan

A cast iron grill pan is an essential piece of equipment to have in your kitchen, whether it has been passed down through generations or was recently purchased. But, once the meal is finished, do you know how to clean your cast iron grill pan properly? These pans can outlast even the most durable non-stick […]

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November 30, 2021
How to Keep Your Hot Food Warm Before Serving

When you are hosting a big dinner party, and you don't want to be rushing last minute to get your food ready. If you are cooking different dishes you will realise some foods, like a stir-fry, will get ready within a few minutes while others like barbecue, stews will take hours to get done. Reheating […]

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November 30, 2021
How Should I Cook Pork Butt (Fat Side Up or Down)?

Cooking a pork butt fat side up or down is an age-old debate, but it doesn't have to be that way! We'll take the guesswork out of cooking your next pork butt by looking at what's best for you. If you want to make some pulled pork sandwiches with a nice piece of meat on […]

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November 30, 2021
Brisket: Point vs flat, what's the difference?

When you go to the butcher shop and ask for beef brisket, what do they hand you? We all know that there is some variation in terms of cuts, but it can be hard to tell the difference between a flat and a pointcut. This article will help give an overview of these different types […]

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November 30, 2021
Grill vs Griddle? Which one is best for you

The question of which is better, a grill or griddle has been debated for years. Often at times, the names are used interchangeably because of the assumption that they are used for the same things. The truth is that there are many similarities and differences between the two appliances. There are so many features to […]

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November 30, 2021
How Long Does Smoked Meat Last?

Smoked meat is a traditional food that has been around for centuries. The origin of smoking meat can be traced back to the ancient civilizations in China, India, and Egypt. These three cultures were among the first to smoke meat in order to preserve it. This technique was revolutionary at the time because no one […]

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November 30, 2021
How long to marinate chicken? Why you shouldn't overdo it.

Marinating is a great way to add flavour and tenderize your chicken. For some people, it's also the only way they can get their children to eat chicken! However, many of us wonder how long we should actually marinate our food. The answer is less than you think! Contrary to the popular belief, adding extra […]

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