The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke

High and Low

First Image
The High and Low in the title refers to high temperature cooking, low in the grill down near the coals. I have wanted to try this form of grilling since getting my first charcoal grill (Big Green Egg) 4 years ago. I had most of the gear necessary, and with the purchase of one final item I was good to go. This blog entry will discuss the gear I used to accomplish cooking low over the coals and my first impressions. While this blog discusses the Big Green Egg, the Ceramic Grill Store Eggcessories will work on some other brands of Kamado grills and the Ceramic Grill Store has started making accessories for Primo, Kamado Joe and Vision Grills. Read More...

Improved Photo Lighting with LEDs

First Image
I recently started having some problems with the indoor flash pictures I was taking for this web site. I typically use bounce flash indoors to get even lighting without harsh glare and hard shadows. There is some setting I don’t have quite right for exposure, white balance or both. Suddenly my pictures were sometimes coming out underexposed and the pictures often had a color cast due to the combination of fluorescent, incandescent, LED and daylight found in the Kitchen. I tried a new type of lighting, an LED light panel, that has solved the exposure and color temperature problems. It also has some other unexpected advantages, as well as disadvantages versus shooting with a flash. For those of you who are interested in shooting pictures of the food you make, I thought I would share my results. Read More...

Cooking Method Can Make ALL the Difference

First Image
Initially some of you are probably thinking this blog entry is being guest written by Captain Obvious. But I am going to lay out a case where I didn’t think about cooking method for various reasons until years later. And it turned out that taking an old favorite and cooking it a totally different way, made all of the difference in the world. You may also see I am not quite as dumb as that blog title makes me sound. Read More...
December 2016
October 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016