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Recipe: Memorial Day Ribs

24 May

Memorial Day – often seen as the launch of summer – is when many guys put their outdoor grilling skills to use for the first time of the year. For a little help around the grill this holiday, we turned to two talented Southern chefs Jeremy Barlow, head chef and owner of Nashville’s Tayst Restaurant and Mike LaSage, executive chef and BBQ master at Atlanta’s P’cheen.
Jeremy offered us his recipe for Sweet Tea Ribs, one that he prefers for its easy preparation and complex taste: “When it’s time for personal holiday cooking, I do food that requires as little effort as possible, allowing me to enjoy more time with my family. These ribs will be stickily delicious, with the sweetness of the honey and sweet tea, cut a bit by the dark, caramel undertones of the stout.”
For a more exotic variation of ribs, you can find chef Mike’s recipe for Thai Style baby backs here.
Sweet Tea Ribs
1 rack of pork ribs per 2 people or 1 really hungry person
Recipe will cover up to 4 racks

½ gallon sweet tea
2 bottles Yazoo Onward Stout
1 cup organic sugar
½ cup salt

Combine ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer until salt and sugar are dissolved. Let cool and pour over rack of ribs. Place in refrigerator for 3 days. Remove the day before cooking and place on drying rack, return to refrigerator and leave uncovered for one day.

1 bottle Yazoo Onward Stout
½ cup honey
1 tsp cayenne
½ cup whole grain mustard

Mix ingredients together in a sauce pot. Simmer until slightly thick, cool and set aside.

Heat the grill to around 300 degrees, place ribs seasoned with salt and pepper on grill turning every twenty minutes. Keep grill covered and stoke the fire some in order to keep a constant temperature. Cook for 3-4 hours. When the ribs are tender, glaze with sauce for the final 30 minutes. Remove from heat and glaze once more. Let rest wrapped in foil for twenty minutes.

If you use a smoker, bring the temperature to 225 degrees and get smoke rolling. Cook ribs for 6-8 hours. When the ribs are tender, glaze with sauce for the final 30 minutes. Remove from heat and glaze once more. Let rest wrapped in foil for twenty minutes.


Amazing Benefits of Bananas

27 Mar


Butter + Love

19 Jul

“Cookies are made of butter and love.” ~ Norwegian Proverb

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Company Spotlight! Introducing Butter + Love, a cookie company inspired by “family recipes, herb gardens, and all things delectable and lovely.” I have had the Gingerbread Mustache cookies, and must say they are amazing. Check out the following video of the Broadway actress-turned-baker, Alison Walla, as she shares her story of creating this one of a kind cookie company from scratch in order to share her “edible labors of love” with the world. Grab a cookie and enjoy!

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Wine & Cheese pairing made easy!

23 Feb

Molecular Gastronomy made easy!

25 Jan

If you have watched any of the shows on Food Network in the most recent years, you might have noticed an upswing in chemistry-esque techniques being introduced into the kitchen. For all of those who love whipping up creative dishes, experimenting with food just became a whole lot easier. Enter the Molocule-R Molecular Cuisine Starter Kit. As described on the Molecule-R website, the kit “Includes everything you need to experiment all the most popular molecular gastronomy techniques! Play with the texture of juices, sauces, creams and dressings.  Create original dishes with caviar beads that burst in the mouth, light or iced airs, creamy ravioles and nouveau genre spaghettis.  Enter a new era of cooking!”

This kit includes the following:

  • 5 sets of food-additives:
    • Agar-agar – 10 sachets of 20g each
    • Calcium Lactate – 10 sachets of 20g each
    • Sodium Alginate – 10 sachets of 20g each
    • Soy Lecithin – 10 sachets of 20g each
    • Xanthan Gum – 10 sachets of 20g each
  • 1 set of tools:
    • 1 syringe
    • 5 pipettes
    • 3 lengths of 18″ silicone tubing
    • 1 slotted spoon
    • 1 set of measuring spoons
  • 1 DVD with 50 recipe demonstrations included

Check out a video of the product and possibilities below….

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