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Beginner’s Guide to BBQ, Part 4: North Carolina BBQ Sauce

North Carolina BBQ sauce

Welcome, friends to the fourth instalment in our Beginner’s Guide to BBQ Series, my humble effort to give you, the home cook, a firmer grasp on the great American tradition that is BBQ! This time, we focus on a subject surrounded by much debate and controversy: BBQ Sauce! More specifically, my favorite kind of BBQ […]

Triple-cooked Chips: How To Make Perfect French Fries

Perfect French Fries

Triple-cooked chips is the perfect obsession I thought I’d never have. Wait, allow me to explain… Ever wanted to make perfect French fries? I know I didn’t! Until very recently, I didn’t even really care for French fries. They always seemed either too soggy, too undercooked, too overcooked, too oily, too burnt or any combination of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Restaurant Review: Rendezvous @ Nargile – Middle Eastern Fusion

Rendezvous @ Nargile

“I can’t believe they say Scotland has bad food,” said one of my lovely co-diners. “I can’t believe this is being pulled off by a bunch of ginger-haired Scotsmen,” said I in response. The exchange fell at an early supper at Scotland’s supposedly best middle eastern restaurant – an oxymoron in its own right – while we were […]