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Try the 3-2-1 method for tender, smoky ribs

Smoking and grilling ribs is something that takes a bit of practice. But the rewards are so worth it. Ribs can be grilled at high temperature, but if you want to experience tender and smoky ribs the way professional pitmasters prepare them, try using the 3-2-1 method.

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How to build a better taco

Around age 25, I realized I loved tacos more than any other food. I’d like to believe that the innate glory of the taco revealed itself to me, like some kind of divine tortilla-wrapped vision, and that a couple of trips to Mexico broadened my horizons. But who really knows?

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Have you tried a Meat Pickle?

Last month, Brett Atkinson, owner of Wilma’s, brought his latest invention to The Star’s kickoff Food Truck Friday event. At first Atkinson called it a Reverse Engineered Cheeseburger, or Meat Pickle. It was the latter name that stuck and spawned #MeatPickle — as suggested by @FeastMiller.

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If the recipe hasn’t been tested, can you trust it?

Of the millions of online chicken recipes you just Googled, how many are reliable – not to mention the chicken recipes you might find in the latest new cookbook? Recipe testing, the act of making a recipe to fine-tune the method and ensure consistent results, is a vanishing art.

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The ultimate pancake, made 4 ways

There are precious few foods that slip easily under a door. Lettuce leaves come to mind, along with matzo and veal scaloppine. But as tempting as a kosher veal and salad sandwich sounds, it will never replace my favorite from the flat food group: pancakes.

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30-minute dinner: Simple flank steak with Spanish rice

A steak dinner doesn’t need to be saved for a special occasion. This spicy flank steak goes from fridge to table in about 30 minutes – making it totally doable any night the mood strikes. Pair it with a red wine that will stand up to the rich red meat. Sounds like a nice break from chicken and veggies, right?

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Have you tried a Meat Pickle?

Last month, Brett Atkinson, owner of Wilma’s, brought his latest invention to The Star’s kickoff Food Truck Friday event. At first Atkinson called it a Reverse Engineered Cheeseburger, or Meat Pickle. It was the latter name that stuck and spawned #MeatPickle — as suggested by @FeastMiller.
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