How to Properly Prepare a Brisket Sandwich

Chopped brisket sandwich

If there’s one dish that lovers of all things barbecue can get behind, it’s brisket. Best cooked low and slow, brisket bursts with savory, smoky flavor. Yet, while it is a delight to enjoy after its long awaited cook-time, carving…

Avoid reheating steak in the microwave

Sliced cooked steak with sauce and rosemary on a wooden plate

Perhaps you’ve treated yourself to a night out at a fancy steakhouse, where you ordered an expensive chunk of meat cooked to medium-rare perfection. Or maybe you grilled a tomahawk at home, then seared it at high temperatures to give…

How to Season a Dutch Oven and When to Do It

chicken in a Dutch oven

A Dutch oven can be an extremely useful piece of equipment to have in your kitchen. These pots are sturdy and versatile and can be used for everything from browning meats or cooking stews, to baking bread and roasting chicken.…

How to Cook Shrimp for a Smokier Flavor

grilled shrimp in a skillet

Understanding “a la plancha” cooking, and how it affects your food, starts with a basic understanding of the term. In Spanish, the word plancha simply refers to a flat heated surface, usually made from cast iron, which historically could have been…

Flavorful Gumbo Recipe for the Slow Cooker

Cajun gumbo in bowl

Making a big-ole steaming pot of Cajun-Creole gumbo can, honestly, be as complicated as it looks — at least in the sense that it requires multiple steps, intuitive timing, and a lot of experimentation before getting it just right. It’s…

Marinate Pork in Dr. Pepper: A Tasty Twist on a Classic Recipe

Dr Pepper with pork ribs

Seasoned pork eaters know that the meat works well alongside something sweet. Whether it’s marinated in apple cider, rubbed down with brown sugar, or finished off with a fruity glaze, the red meat’s natural sweetness always tastes best when enhanced…

Coffee Filter Hack: How to Remove Wine Sediment

wine with sediment

If you’ve ever taken a swig of wine and been welcomed to a mouthful of gritty little pieces of what feels like sand, you know how unpleasant wine sediment can be. It isn’t bad for you, but you aren’t really…

Slice Salmon with Precision Using a Granton Edge Knife

Smoked salmon with lemon and dill

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a home cook, the right tool can make all the difference when it comes to slicing salmon. This task demands precision and delicacy, and a Granton edge knife is the standout choice, particularly for…

Professional Tips for Grilling Kebabs on a Brick Grill

chicken skewers

From Turkish-style kebabs to yakitori to Thai satay, skewered meats are found in an extensive array of global interpretations. No surprise, as searing over fire is the world’s oldest cooking method. Although there are many modern technologies to optimize grilling, there’s still merit…