BBQ

Carnivores Ball

Pictures from the 2014 Carnivores Ball in Melbourne

The two nights of the Carnivores Ball for Melbourne were a huge meaty success! Guests enjoyed fried chicken and biscuits, BBQ brisket and lamb, pork fat caramel donuts, deluxe goodie bags, bacon fat cooked peanuts and small batch preservative free jerky. Let’s just say...
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Australian BBQ Championships

In March of 2014, a pretty special event took place in Port Macquarie, Australia – the largest BBQ competition in Australia to date (and in my humble opinion, the first one that actually counted for something), the Blues and BBQ Festival. I was fortunate...
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BBQ Lamb Shoulder

Recently I was invited by Whole Foods to come and chat with Reece the Butcher about all things meat related. While there, I filmed this video of Reece breaking down a whole or Packer cut of brisket, so you can see exactly how the...
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Guide to Austin BBQ

There are quite literally hundreds of BBQ joints in the great state of Texas. Just look at this epic BBQ map from BBQ Snob, Daniel Vaughn. You may also notice a proliferation of dots around the Austin/Hill Country area – there are SO many...
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Opies BBQ

Opie’s BBQ 9504 Hwy 71 E Spicewood, TX 78669 About a 45 minute drive outside of Austin along Highway 71 you’ll find Opie’s BBQ, another big name in Hill Country smoked meats. A giant modern shed of a building, there is usually already a small line...
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what is a Texas brisket?

A phrase in one country or region, may not mean the same as in another. Take for example the “thong”. Americans know this as underwear, but in Australia, you’re just referring to a flip-flop. And then there’s “fanny”. Let’s just say that it’s doesn’t mean...
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Why I dont have a guide to Melbourne BBQ

Ok, so I’m a big BBQ fan who spends lots of time each year in Texas, and even more time in Melbourne, Australia. But, I don’t blog about any Melbourne joints, and get a bit stuck when people ask me for recommendations. But, why...
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Carnivores Ball – Austin Edition

I don’t think I have ever been as excited to write a post before. I still can’t quite believe this is happening, and I cannot be more honored and thrilled to be doing this but…I am finally hosting a BBQ event in Austin!!! Following...
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Stanley’s Famous

  Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q 525 S Beckham Ave Tyler, TX 75702 I reckon in the past month I’ve received no less than 4 emails from Aussie chefs asking me to hook them up with a BBQ internship in Austin. Austin. Austin. Austin. It’s all the...
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When is a smoker not a smoker?

“Hey, you seem like a pretty OK person, but sometimes you can be a real elitist when it comes to BBQ. What’s up with that?” Oh hey yourself! Thanks for asking. Well see, Texas (and all other smoker style) BBQ is so hot right now in...