Category Archives: Barbecue

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Ronnie Killen Bets Big on Barbecue

Barbecue at Killen’s You might call Chef Ronnie Killen an outlier. He’s a classically-trained chef who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in London and chose to skip the high-end dining tradition of opening a stuffy French restaurant or … Continue reading

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My Favorite BBQ Joints

Kevin from the Kevin’s BBQ Joints website asked me to write a blog post for his series “My Favorite BBQ Joints.” You can see the original here. Patillo’s Bar-B-Q – Beaumont TX Patillo’s Bar-B-Q – Beaumont TX Growing up in … Continue reading

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The Character and Soul of Barbecue

Patillo’s Bar-B-Q – Beaumont TX When I sit down in front of a plate of barbecue, I often ask myself, “How did this get here?” Meaning, what were the techniques, traditions, beliefs, personalities, rituals, superstitions and hardships that resulted in … Continue reading

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My Texas Barbecue Piece in the New York Times

Hill Country Barbecue – Market in NYC I have an article in the Texas edition of the New York Times this Sunday. It’s available on the New York times website – When You Can Take the Barbecue Out of Texas … Continue reading

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Traditional East Texas barbecue links in Houston

Broussard’s Links + Ribs If an enterprising food historian ever decided to do a definitive history of Texas barbecue, the subject of sausage links would undoubtedly fill a whole volume. Unlike other barbecue staples like beef brisket and pork ribs … Continue reading

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