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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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2013 Holiday gift guide

Tis the season! Whether buying for a loved one, mate or hoping the happy fat man in the red suit will bring you something special, I’ve put together this list of fun gadgets, cool items and all-round saucesome gifts to help guide you through...
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the ultimate pie secret

It really is important to eat a balanced meal. And you should definitely balance your meat out with dessert. I’m a huge advocate of pie. See this super deluxe chocolate chip cookie pie I made before? I’m also really into buttermilk pie, key lime...
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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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Herby K’s

Herby K’s 1833 Pierre Ave Shreveport, LA 71103 Shreveport is probably best known for it’s rather depressing riverfront Casino gambling and  houses which appear in the True Blood opening credits. Suffice to say, it’s not Louisiana’s biggest tourist drawcard. I myself ended up there on a...
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Carnivore’s Ball

Hey meat eaters of Melbourne – are you ready for some serious BBQ? Great! Because I’ve teamed up with the folks at Cape Grim Beef (remember that time I smoked their amazing ribs?) and Paul from Silver Creek Smokers to bring you The Carnivore’s Ball,...
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Joseph’s Riverport BBQ

 Joseph’s Riverport BBQ 201 N Polk St Jefferson, TX 75657 Jefferson is a real gem of a place. This small East Texas town is a beautifully preserved collection of historic shopfronts and Victorian mansions, having been a major port for the steamboats from New Orleans in...
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Season(ed) greetings

Ahhh Christmas. I don’t know if I’d call it the most wonderful time of the year. That’s reserved for the beginning of football season (gridiron not AFL). But, it is time yet again for my (not at all famous) Christmas gift guide. Whether you are...
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Spahr’s Seafood

Spahr’s Seafood 3682 Highway 90 E Des Allemands, LA 70030   About 40 minutes south west of New Orleans sits a a tiny town in Cajun country called Des Allemands. It’s not really mentioned in any travel guides or tourism sites and there’s nothing particularly extraordinary...
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Country Tavern

Country Tavern Hwy 31 & FM 2767 Kilgore, TX 75662   I’ve heard travelling to East Texas referred to as “going behind the Pine Curtain”. My personal experiences with East Texas have been incidental drive-bys en route to Caddo Lake. And right there off Hwy 31,...
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