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Blogwatch: Jason Perlow's Carolinas 'Cue Binge

Barbecue chicken from The Pit in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photograph from Off the Broiler Food blogger and tech journalist Jason Perlow blogs about five barbecue joints in the Carolinas that he visited while on several business trips there over the summer. Knowing Jason, I suspect that he visited more than these five. ;) Jason's blog post is amazing, so do click through. Ed Levine here at SE points out that Jason repeatedly refers to overcooked green beans. "Southerners and Italians would beg to differ," Ed says. "That's the way they cook beans in the South and in Italy." Jason also visits Maurice's BBQ in Columbia, South Carolina. Maurice Bessinger is an infamous segregationist, and Jason comes back with some... More

Blogwatch: Jason Perlow Is Smokin'

Jason Perlow, author of Off The Broiler, bought a box smoker for $75 last week that his photos suggest he's been putting to incredibly good use. Seventy-five bucks and meat that looks like that? Great buy, Jason!... More

The Best Hot Dogs

Photograph courtesy of Jason Perlow Food blogger and technologist Jason Perlow applies his thorough geekdom to one of the most detailed hot dog surveys I've seen since, well, since he did this back in 2004. Not only did Perlow round up 32 different brands of dogs from the East Coast and Chicago, he also roped in as judges the noted New York–New Jersey hot dog expert John Fox (aka "Hot Dog John") and Eric Eisenbud, proprietor of Amazing Hot Dog in Verona, New Jersey. The results are and headspinningly detailed and span almost all the cooking methods—grilled, fried, boiled, griddled—but Perlow has broken down the winners in a nine-page PDF complete with judges' tasting notes. If that's not enough,... More

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