Beginner’s Guide to BBQ, Part 3: Perfect Pulled Pork

Ever wanted to produce top class, succulent, perfectly spicy, smoky pulled pork in the comfort of your own back yard? Ever felt confused or scared by the process or held back by lack of special equipment? Then this post is for you! Pulled Pork…It’s finger-licking good! This is the big one. The climax in the […]

Review: 2011 Gardarèm by Marrenon – World’s Best Syrah?

Gardarèm 2011

Gardarèm, they say, is ancient Gallic for “We keep”. It’s also the name of the, supposedly, best Syrah in the world. Most importantly, though, it is the culmination of a journey for your’s truly. It’s no secret. I’ve drunk a lot of wine throughout the years… Much of it good, some of it bad, if […]

Beginner’s Guide to BBQ, Part 2: Perfect Dry Rub Recipe

Perfect dry rub recipe

I’m gonna venture a guess here. And a controversial one at that, maybe, but here goes nothing: The most important factor in BBQ is not so much the type or quality of meat used, it’s the type and quality of the dry rub! Sure, a well-picked cut of meat of the right quality goes a […]

Johan Unscripted: Naga Morich Chili Tasting Video

Naga Morich

Here’s a question for you: What’s the stupidest dare, you’ve ever acted on? When my friends Philip and Daniel challenged me to do a Naga Morich chili tasting, I was skeptical to say the least. A close cousin of the (in)famous Ghost Chili, the Naga Morich is widely considered to be if not the hottest […]

Beginner’s Guide to BBQ, Part 1: BBQ Basics

BBQ

For about as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with BBQ. But it is only since last year’s summer roadtrip of the Southern United States that the fascination has been bordering on the obsessive. For more than a year since my return now, I’ve been experimenting, tinkering, taking notes, mixing and matching, subjecting […]