Is Pecan Wood Good for Smoking Meat?

pecan tree in field

While not as common in the northern United States, pecan trees are quite common in the more Southern climates and while they might be most famous for the delicious pies that can be made from the pecan nut, wood from pecan trees shouldn’t be overlooked for its great properties smoking meat! This is one of …

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Is Mango Wood Good for Smoking Meat?

mango tree

Smoking meat is a great way to create amazing tasting meat, especially with the smart use of certain woods that are well known for imparting flavor. There’s a reason that cherry, hickory, apple, and mesquite are all extremely well known by barbecue experts, longtime grill masters, and smoked meat enthusiasts. But what about less common …

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How Do I Find Wood for Smoking Meat?

Smoking meat covered grill

While in some places finding good wood for smoking turkey, chicken, beef, pork, and other meats might be easy, not all of us live in a place where cherry or mesquite grow in abundance. Because of this, first-time smokers may find themselves wondering where to get good wood when they want some additional flavor with …

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Can You Use Jiffy Pop Over a Campfire?

jiffy pop on stove

There are few experiences I love more than cooking over an open fire. The crackling of burning wood as it breaks down into glowing coals, the smell of smoke, of the outdoors, the feeling that comes from being surrounded by nature and friends outdoors while preparing the fire for a good meal. I have so …

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Does Smoking Meat Kill Bacteria?

Smoking meat covered grill

Many people love the taste of smoked meat, especially when it’s done properly with a smoker and someone who truly understands how the smallest changes in temperature, time, and type of wood can create an entirely different experience. But what about the rumors about smoking meat not killing bacteria? Is this true or just a …

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Do Kebabs Have Dairy?

Dairy Kebabs

Kebabs are a delicious treat and it’s not hard to understand why they have exploded in popularity as a street food. When you can get something hot, a good mixture of protein, fat, and carbs, and a snack that just satisfies you with something hot, what’s not to love? However, it’s always important to understand …

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Why Do Kebabs Make Me Feel Sick?

Doner Kebab Pic

Kebabs are an amazing food and although they’re not going to be mistaken for health food they certainly tend to be healthier than most fast food options due to not being deep fried or dripping with fat or preservatives. That said, kebabs are hardly health food and It’s not hard to see why kebabs in …

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How Is Kebab Meat Stored?

Worker carving kebab

Who doesn’t like a great kebab? Kebabs are delicious, relatively inexpensive compared to a sit-down restaurant meal, and for anyone who has a favorite kabab restaurant or corner store knows how on a rainy, cold, or long day sometimes a kebab just hits the spot. But if you’re like me and you’ve seen the big …

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Camp Cooking: Lessons as an Eagle Scout

campfire breaking down to coals

I spent a lot of my youth camping in the great outdoors and cooking around a campfire, and there were a lot of lessons I learned from those many, many spring, summer, and fall weekends on camping trips whether with the family or with the Scout Troop. While not all of my great campfire cooking …

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Why Are Kebabs So Expensive?

shawarma in pita bread

The picture you get in your head when someone mentions kebabs can vary. Maybe it’s several small skewer sticks overloaded with pieces of meat, slices of bell pepper, and mushrooms searing on the grill. For others, it’s the tall kebab stick slowly rotating a huge amount of meat that is then carved out and added …

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