How To Grill A Flank Steak, The Steak For Socialists

We are Americans (no, not you, Canadians) (OK, you too, c'mon over here ya big galoots), and we like big hunks of steak*. To be precise, we like our own big hunks of steak: We like to saunter into Bob's House of Steak all bowlegged and gimlet-eyed like John Wayne and order for ourselves some great obscene wad of… » 4/12/14 5:03pm 4/12/14 5:03pm

Map: The United States Of America, By Meat

This is fun. L.V. Anderson and Jess Fink of Slate started with a simple observation—Americans consume more meat per person than any other nation on earth (except Luxembourg, those gluttons), yet most of our official state foods are not meat—and have created a map that assigns a unique meat or meat-based dish to each… » 3/11/14 1:44pm 3/11/14 1:44pm

Why Is My Beef Stew So Damn Boring?

Welcome to the Feedbag, where all the dumb questions about food, drink, cooking, eating, and accidental finger removal you've been embarrassed to ask can finally receive the berating they goddamn deserve. Also: answers. Send all your even-vaguely-food-related questions to albertburneko@gmail.com with the subject… » 11/06/13 5:06pm 11/06/13 5:06pm

What Can I Do With This Liquid Smoke Stuff?

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What The Hell Do I Cook For My Tailgate?

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Ironically, Joyce's Burger Recipe is Just, "A Burger. Hot."

Over on The Paris Review, author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan assembles Ernest Hemingway's favorite burger ("ground beef, onions, garlic, India relish, and capers, cooked so the edges were crispy but the center red and juicy") from the notes in his extensive personal papers. It's a fun read, and a tasty-seeming burger (and,… » 9/17/13 11:12am 9/17/13 11:12am

How To Barbecue Ribs: A Guide For The Perplexed

Pork ribs are to Serious Barbecue—which is something distinct from the burgers-and-dogs routine for which your average Suburban Dad-type unfurls his "Kiss The Cook" apron on the odd sunny July weekend—what the four-seam fastball is to pitching. » 9/01/13 1:26pm 9/01/13 1:26pm

How Do I Know If I'm Really A Good Cook?

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How Do I Get My Spouse To Cook Better Meals?

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How The Hell Do I Make Ribs?

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The Foodspin Cookout Reader

Here's your handy-dandy collection of all the Foodspins you'll need in order to put together a cookout good enough to stave off total abandonment by all of your loved ones for at least another 32 hours or so. We'll update this occasionally with new cookout-appropriate stuff. In the meantime, get cookin'. Readin'.… » 7/03/13 12:00pm 7/03/13 12:00pm

How To Make Kebabs, Because You Like To Stab Things And Play With Fire

You dusted off your crummy charcoal grill way back in April, and by now, through all the contrived family gatherings that are really just flimsy pretexts for playing with fire, you've already run through your basic repertoire of grilled foods: chicken thighs and chicken breasts and steak and lobster and ribs and… » 6/29/13 9:41pm 6/29/13 9:41pm

Feedbag: What The Hell Do I Feed A Fussy Eater?

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How To Grill Cheeseburgers And Win Your Memorial Day Cookout

So you've got your grand Memorial Day weekend feast all planned, your spread of exotic, expensive victuals purchased and prepped and ready to be grilled and smoked and barbecued and so on. Brined chicken breasts and home-ground-spice-rubbed pork ribs and organic farm-raised fair-trade cockles; a rainbow cornucopia of… » 5/25/13 7:50pm 5/25/13 7:50pm

I Have A New Grill, And I Feel OK About It

I had a grill—a cheap, off-brand, bizarrely squircle-shaped charcoal kettle job, which I picked up for a few bucks at Big Lots (which, for the unacquainted, is a name for what is left strewn on the landscape when a giant comes lumbering down the mountain, lifts up a Wal-Mart, holds it upside down, and shakes it for a… » 4/11/13 7:31am 4/11/13 7:31am

How To Grill The Perfect Steak, According To John Madden And Three…

Picking a method for grilling steak is like picking the perfect fly to catch trout. It depends on who you ask. In thirty five years of writing about fishing many people have asked me what's the best fly? As expert fishermen have taught me, by successful example, the best fly is the one you catch fish with. Success… » 3/18/13 6:14pm 3/18/13 6:14pm