While you were sleeping

If you’ve met any big-talkin’ Texans who boast about their brisket, you’ve shared in the reality of passionate smokers of Texas beef. As the process demands, work begins long before you savor a slice of the barbecue. My Austin neighbor has dedicated years of practice to perfect his brisket, and last weekend, he and his brisket-smoking teammate tested their brisket in preparation for their […]

The recipe’s in the mail

They always catch you at the busiest time – those emails that expect you to ‘send a recipe to 20 of your best friends.’ So you wait for the sky to fall, and feel guilty and move on. Last week I received one that was manageable. There were just two people on the email. One […]