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Culinary Basics: Getting Started

Culinary Basics: Getting Started

If you’re just starting out or just now starting to hone in on your Cooking or BBQ craft, there are several Techniques you need to know to perfect your Cooking. Here are the 6 Culinary Basics – Flavorization Methods. Culinary Basics: Getting Started Brine A Brine is a common agent in food processing and cooking. […]

Watch what you Heat: 5 Kitchen Safety Tips

Watch what you Heat: 5 Kitchen Safety Tips

Cooking equipment is the top cause of home fires, and the second leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). “Considered to be one of the more preventable types of fires, kitchen fires can be avoided by following a few common-sense guidelines,” says Tarsila Wey, director of marketing at […]

Top 5 Best Selling BBQ Grill Addons on Amazon

Top 5 Best Selling BBQ Grill Addons on Amazon

Each year you’ll find Hot New Items to Add to your Outdoor Grill! This Years Top BBQ Barbecue Add On Contenders used by Pitmaster’s and Grill master’s are:   Grillaholics Stuffed Burger THE PROFESSIONAL DIFFERENCE – The name says it all: Grillaholics. We’re addicted to this stuff! Being the master grillers that we are, we […]

Beef Chuck Gets a Bad Rap

Beef Chuck Gets a Bad Rap

Chances are that you’ve come across Chuck in the meat Section of the Grocery aisle many times and have just walked past. Beef Chuck gets a Bad Rap. For one thing, it is one of the least expensive beef cuts out there. So many people think Chuck is a tough cut which is chewy, fatty […]

Fuss-Free Dinner Inspiration

Fuss-Free Dinner Inspiration

Casseroles are both hearty and economical choices when trying to feed a crowd (or a large family). Plus, when crunched for time, they’re quick to throw together and slide in the oven and can even be made ahead to put a filling, low-stress meal on the table following a busy day. This twist on a […]

Holiday Wine Pairings 101

Holiday Wine Pairings 101

Collaborated Content Whether you’re hosting a holiday fete or on tap to bring the wine to Christmas dinner, nailing the perfect pairing doesn’t have to be stressful. When shopping for wine, consider the different flavors that will be served. From starters, like antipasti plates and warm appetizers, to main dishes including ham, beef or poultry […]

Information

Ultimate Barbecue Guide: Glossary

Ultimate Barbecue Guide: Glossary

Here’s a handy little Barbecue Guide which will help you whether you’re cooking BBQ, eating Bar-B-Que or shopping around for Barbecue. BBQ Barbecue Guide: Glossary All – Slang for Oil. 3-2-1 ribs – A method for cooking spare ribs with (3) three hours in smoke, (2) two hours wrapped in foil, and (1)  one hour […]

Asian-inspired small plates for the entire family

Asian-inspired small plates for the entire family

Collaborated Content The season of warm summer nights and bright sunny days calls for equally vibrant meals. As the season of entertaining continues, many at-home chefs are searching for exciting and flavorful meals to feed their family and friends. According to Mintel’s 2018 US Flavor Trends Report, consumers continually seek to be more adventurous with […]

Smoky Bacon, Chive and Shallot Butter Recipe

Smoky Bacon, Chive and Shallot Butter Recipe

Grilling Up a Homemade Meal Impress guests with your DIY skills this summer Bringing over family and friends for a backyard barbecue is a classic way to show appreciation to loved ones. Celebrate the summer by grilling steak, one of the most popular meals for a cookout. Watch video to see how to make this […]

Are you Good Enough for a Cooking Contest?

Are you Good Enough for a Cooking Contest?

Are you the type that likes to cook and loves a good competition; then a cooking contest might be something you’d like to consider doing? There are literally hundreds of cooking contests done annually. Competition types depend on the area they are taking place in a lot of the time. Some competitions are based on […]

3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in 2019

3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in 2019

If you’re thinking about revamping how you eat in the new year, you might want to think twice about the trendy dairy-free plans that crop up on your social media feed – as they could leave you missing out on nutrients you need. Three of the most popular and health-promoting eating plans of the moment […]

Benefits of Beef Dinners

Benefits of Beef Dinners

Hosting dinner for a special occasion can be stressful. Whether you’re gathering with family for the holidays or making something new for friends, you want to deliver an entertaining evening and impress your guests with a pristine meal that everyone enjoys. A delicious beef cut is the focal point of a dinner that will treat […]

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Turkish Chicken Kebab Recipe

Turkish Chicken Kebab Recipe

Did you know that Turkish cuisine is known not only for introducing the world to shish kebab but for all of its delicious grilled meats and kebabs? Some of the world’s best and spiciest kebabs come from Turkey’s southeastern provinces. In Turkish cuisine, ‘şiş’ (SHEESH’) refers to the metal skewer the meat is laced on. […]

Five Steps to Becoming a True Pitmaster

Five Steps to Becoming a True Pitmaster

When the skies are blue and the sun is hot, some people hit the pool, drive to the nearest beach, kick back with a book on their deck, or fire up the grill. If you’re one of those people who sees every summer day as an opportunity for grilling, or if you have your smoker […]

Be the Hero of Your Grill This Summer

Be the Hero of Your Grill This Summer

Nothing brings people together like a barbecue. There seems to be something about being outdoors and the sizzle of fresh food on the grill that makes you want to gather with family and friends. This summer, you can be the hero of your grill with a few simple tips and tricks: Be the Hero of […]

Festive Fiesta Flavors

Festive Fiesta Flavors

Serve up some spice with fun party dishes Collaborated Content Make your next fiesta one to remember with colorful decor, festive touches and, perhaps most importantly, unique and mouthwatering recipes that bring guests back for seconds. To achieve the ideal flavors of a fiesta done right, try bringing something new to the table with recipes […]

Thai Barbecue Duck Kebab Recipe

Thai Barbecue Duck Kebab Recipe

Fire up your summer cookouts with crowd-pleasing kebabs, which are easy to prepare and fun to experiment with because you can use nearly any combination of meats and veggies. Skip the typical steak and try an option like Maple Leaf Farms duck breast instead. Because it’s a red meat, duck has a texture similar to […]

Great grilling! 4 Ways to Impress at your next Barbecue

Great grilling! 4 Ways to Impress at your next Barbecue

Collaborated Content National Grilling Month is here, making it the perfect time to enjoy outdoor barbecues with friends and family and trying out brand new recipes with savory pork favorites. Pork, the classic crowd pleaser, is the move for any barbecue menu given not only the juicy, savory possibilities of a pork-centered meal, but also […]

Tips

How to Make Your Own BBQ Barbecue Rub

How to Make Your Own BBQ Barbecue Rub

Nearly everyone you talk to during grilling season has “secrets” to their success. For some it’s the marinade, for another it’s sauce yet another will say it’s the barbecue rub (or a combination of any or all of these three!). If you have been pondering making your own, home made barbecue rub – there’s great […]

Cooking as an Exact Science

Cooking as an Exact Science

Cooking may seem easy. After all, your mom does it all the time, several times in a day. But try stirring the sauce in the pan and frying the meat and you will soon find out that there is more to cooking than meets the eye. Cooking is actually quite hard not because it is […]

7 Deadly Mistakes in Cooking

7 Deadly Mistakes in Cooking

Learning to Cook is a life long adventure. Even the most experienced Cooks make mistakes and here we are highlighting 7 Deadly Mistakes you can make while Cooking. The Pans Non Stick Pans – Cookware can pose hidden dangers. The fumes from overheated nonstick pots and pans can make people sick with a condition called […]

Easy Pizza on the Grill

Easy Pizza on the Grill

I try to make different meals for my family everyday, regardless of the weather, temperature, or season. In the Summer, it gets pretty hot in the house when the oven gets turned on, I learned this when I lived in Mississippi a long time ago. One 100 degree day, I decided to use the grill, […]

Pasta IS Healthy ! There…we said it!

Pasta IS Healthy ! There…we said it!

Pasta is a convenient and filling meal. However, surprise, surprise pasta is healthy! Pasta dishes are much loved all over the world. According to the National Pasta Association, the average person in the States consumes 20 lbs of pasta every year. However often it is a dish that is frowned on, especially by people who […]

Expert Tips for the Perfect Holiday Roast

Expert Tips for the Perfect Holiday Roast

Wondering what to cook for an upcoming holiday gathering? A beautiful beef roast is a feast for the eyes and the stomach, sure to impress guests of all ages. With a few expert tips and tricks, you’ll be sure to serve a perfectly cooked roast packed full of flavor. Expert Tips for the Perfect Holiday […]

Reviews

Barbecue Gourmet Products – Unusual Items that make a Perfect Gift !

Bring out the Barbecue Gourmet Snob in you! Whether you consider yourself an experienced Pitmaster or if you are just looking for a perfect gift for a Barbecue expert, then have a look at the products below. If you want to impress then it’s always worth it to have a few unusual items round the […]

BBQ Review: Dickey’s – Laurel, Mississippi

BBQ Review: Dickey’s – Laurel, Mississippi

For a chain restaurant, Dickey’s does a pretty good job of keeping it real. Real barbecue. Walking in, you’re greeted with the savory smells of smoke. There’s the first test passed. I felt the menu from which to order was in a slightly incoherent order, but that has nothing to do with the food.

Shop Our Store

Shop Our Store

It’s always Barbecue time somewhere with Pitmaster’s Finest Merchandise! Cookbooks, Gourmet Food, Rubs, Spices, Grills, Smokers, Tshirts, Aprons, Sauces , Marinades and much more! We have great gifts for the barbecue and beer geek in your life, or maybe a little something for yourself! Please visit our Shop page to find everything your looking for! […]

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Pitmaster and the Cook Would LOVE Your Feedback!

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New Orleans Barbecue: Stews and ‘Que

New Orleans Barbecue: Stews and ‘Que

New Orleans is home to a vast array of food traditions, but it is best known for Creole cooking. At one time, it may have been possible to say that Creole cooking was the fancier cooking of New Orleans with more European influences and Cajun cooking the simpler food of the country folk, but this […]

BBQ Review – Hog Heaven

Mississippi is the patron state of gas station barbecue, and Hog Heaven finds itself among these humble origins.

Nutrition

How Do You Know if You’re Getting Enough?

How Do You Know if You’re Getting Enough?

You eat healthy, drink lots of water – yet you don’t feel Optimal. Maybe you run out of energy or get tired too fast. Maybe you are finding yourself with other health problems you cant seem to figure out? How do you know if you are getting enough vitamins, minerals and nutrients from your food? […]

Become a Customer and a Member

Become a Customer and a Member

The Human Body is made up of Energy. That Energy can now be harnessed and measured. Have you wondered what Frequency you Vibrate on towards your path of enlightenment, and optimal physical and mental health? Many of us who have “Awoke” do things like wear Magnetic Bracelets for Health. Magnetic Therapy has been used for […]

Who Brings Salad to a BBQ? Grilled Chicken Recipe

Who Brings Salad to a BBQ? Grilled Chicken Recipe

When you think of BBQ food, what comes to mind are typically heavy dishes meant to be filling. Meats, baked beans, and macaroni & cheese are the first that we think of. Even the salads are usually mayo-heavy, stopping any change for a dieter to have a BBQ dinner option.  Grilled Chicken Recipe With the […]

Health Benefits of Elderberry

Health Benefits of Elderberry

Sambucus nigra is a species complex of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae native to most of Europe and North America. Common names include elder, elderberry, black elder, European elder, European elderberry, and European black elderberry. It grows in a variety of conditions including both wet and dry fertile soils, primarily in sunny locations. Elder […]

Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera, known commonly as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. The root and berry of the ashwagandha plant are a traditional Ayurvedic medicine in India. Ashwagandha is used as a tonic (it is sometimes referred to as the “Indian ginseng”) to improve physical […]

Health, Well Being and Balance – All on your Wrist

Health, Well Being and Balance – All on your Wrist

The future is here. Thanks to advances in science and technology, combined with the occurring trends of transparency in health – you can now Take Charge of your Health and Monitor your progress right from your Home using your smartphone or iPad. Wearable technology has been the latest craze. But what do you do after […]

Other Recent Posts

BBQ Barbecue Pitmasters

BBQ Barbecue Pitmasters

You’ve seen a million Cooking Shows but none like this. BBQ Barbecue Pitmasters is a Television Program that brings you into the Barbecue Competition World. America’s Top BBQ Teams in Competition. In this Show, Teams from all over the U.S. compete to become the Kingsford BBQ Pitmasters Grand Champion. Professional Judges like BBQ champion Myron […]

Clean Eating and Barbecue

Clean Eating and Barbecue

As Pitmaster’s, BBQ and Grill lovers, you may think all we eat is Protein, Protein, Protein. We do speak alot about Paleo and Keto Diets, which focus on eating more Protein and Less Carbs. But we as Grillmaster’s are not eating Brisket, Steak and all Types of Red Meat Everyday. We DO Clean Eating. For […]

Healthy Side Dishes With a Twist – Cauliflower Steak

Healthy Side Dishes With a Twist – Cauliflower Steak

“Whoa, Rich…slow down. You mean to tell me that cauliflower belongs in BBQ?” Absolutely, positively, YES. That’s EXACTLY what I’m telling you. Let’s face it…cauliflower is pretty good by itself. And studies show that it’s kinda good for you. Considering it’s 98% water (you know, that best and safest drink on the planet?)…it’s VERY good […]

6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

Eggnog Martini and Maple Amaretto Sour are two holiday cocktails that could easily be found on a festive bar menu. However, you can make them yourself in the comfort of your own home. Dazzle guests with an easy, simple trick: extracts. A simple drop of an extract – peppermint, maple, rum or almond – can […]

Cooking with Hot! Rocks on your BBQ Grill

Cooking with Hot! Rocks on your BBQ Grill

Primitive man found many ways to Cook their Foods. First, the discovery of Fire. Then, the discovery of Heat. Here, we want to share with you, Two Ways you Can Impress Your Guests Cooking with Hot Rocks! Stone Soup Stone Soup is a European folk story in which hungry strangers convince the people of a […]

In Our Time of Knead

In Our Time of Knead

There’s one thing we can say for sure…with this latest health scare (Coronavirus Covid-19)and being self quarantined- many of us have instinctionally reverted back to days of ole. Days from our grandparents time. A time when we squirrel away supplies, make things stretch, work with what we have. I guess you can say we reverted […]