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Top 5 Southern Barbeque Dishes With International Flavor

In this month’s Culinary Chronicles, Chef Ron Spaziani indulges in the fine cuisine of Southern fusion. These barbeque focused dishes exemplify a convergence of Southern barbecue...  more »

08/19/2019

Beyond the Plate

Tags: Meat, RestaurantsSource: Food And Wine

The Smoked Texas Barbecue Burger Is a Thing of Glory

For decades, tradition has ruled Texas barbecue, but a recent boom of rule-breaking operations has shifted menus away from just the Texas Trinity of brisket, sausage, and pork...  more »

Sausage is Latest Trend in Plant Based 'Meats'

Sausage might be the perfect vehicle for chains looking to add vegan meat substitutes to their menus, and more restaurants are embracing them to use as breakfast meat and pizza...  more »

Star Lineup for 2019 Houston Barbecue Festival

It would not be overstating to say the region's best barbecue indeed, some of the state's most sought-after smoked meats will be found at the seventh annual Houston Barbecue...  more »

We Asked 8 Chefs to Turn Iconic Cocktails Into Burgers. It Worked.

You never know when a Eureka! moment will strike. Archimedes was in his bathtub. Isaac Newton got beaned while sitting under an apple tree. And I was in my kitchen staring glumly...  more »

The Latest Trend at D.C. Restaurants? Spam. And it's Actually Delicious.

In the age of free-range chicken and grass-fed beef, theres still room on restaurant menus for Spam. The mysterious meat in Hormels iconic blue can has been around since 1937 and...  more »

02/21/2019

Beyond the Plate

Tags: Chefs, Culinary, Meat, RestaurantsSource: Symrise

Jonathan Zaragoza: The Chef Behind Chicago's Best Birria

Jonathan Zaragoza traces his love for food to his family as well as to his heritage. At 7, he was insisting on making his own scrambled eggs at home and wanted to help his mom and...  more »

The Buzz Around Biltong

Biltong isnt jerky. Still, the meat snack that hails from South Africa gets lumped into the jerky and sticks categories. However, the production process and the resulting flavor...  more »

US Meat Snacks Category Deep-Dive, Part Two: A Healthy Outlook

The well-established US jerky supplier Jack Link's has an innovation centre at its Minneapolis offices. The 12,000 sq ft test kitchen and USDA-approved production facility allows...  more »

Taking Bacon Beyond Breakfast

Its one of the few foods that is both salty and sweet at the same time, while also delivering an unrivalled dose of savory umami. Its practically all protein and fat, with many...  more »

"If it doesn't have meat, it's a snack." -Ron Swanson

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