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Created by a computer: Bengali Butternut BBQ Sauce

Did you ever think you would try (or like) a barbeque sauce created by a computer? Well, the time may have arrived! In February 2011, IBM’s Watson defeated previous champs Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings in the Jeopardy! Challenge using cognitive technology. IBM explains that “Watson is a cognitive technology that processes information more like…

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12 recipes for a memorable Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day is the unofficial first weekend of the summer and for most of us that means its time to really crank up those grills and smokers. Fox News starts us off with a dozen recipes for an unforgettable Memorial Day barbecue. Among the recipes is an award-winning BBQ baby back ribs recipe from Memphis…

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Cooking Demos Rock at Windy City BBQ Classic

If you didn’t make it to the Windy City BBQ Classic at Soldier Field yesterday (or if you did but were too busy eating and drinking to visit the stage area), you missed two excellent demonstrations. For starters, Chef Matthew Jost, Research & Development Chef at Weber Grill Restaurants showed the overflowing crowd how to…

Windy City Smokeout Comes to Chicago July 12-14

The first annual Windy City Smokeout is coming to Chicago July 12 through July 14. This inaugural summer festival will bring together the best of live country music, beer and BBQ to the city’s popular River North neighborhood at Rush St. and Illinois St. Throughout the weekend, guests will enjoy southern-inspired fare from premiere Chicago…

Use Care in Selecting Your Vertical Smoker

This is a guest post Listen. If you buy a smoker, I advise that you buy a vertical smoker. The big thing I like about a vertical smoker is that the smoke and steam are focused in a smaller area, so your meats are smoked evenly without some parts drying out. One bit of advice,…

Continuing The Pork Debate

There is quite often a lot of debate over pork. A lot of people know all the nutritional benefits that pork can provide because it is a meat that they truly love. There are also those who are not so sure about pork and look at it with suspicion and, of course, there are also…