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Robert St. John's Grilling Tips

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"The key to entertaining is finding a few easy, popular, and accessible recipes in your repertoire, and use them often." This week's grilling tips come from restaurateur, chef, writer, and world-class eater, Robert St. John. A true Southern cuisine and grilling aficionado, he's a Mississippi culinary hero. He was voted the state's top chef in 2006 and 2007 and one of his restaurants, The Purple Parrot Cafe was named the best Mississippi restaurant in 2007. He also serves on the National Chef’s Council of the Chefs for Humanity organization and the board of directors of the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Mississippi Museum of Art. We asked Robert St. John to share some of his grilling tips from his new... More

Cook the Book: Caramelized Pineapple with Pineapple Sherbet

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 3 comments

My dad isn't much of a fruit-and-vegetable kind of guy, but he loves pineapples. Growing up, we always had Dole juice in the fridge, and fresh pineapples ripening on the counter—I learned from an early age that canned rings just... More

Cook the Book: Pompano in a Foil Bag

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 1 comment

Grilling is commonly associated with big, bold flavors; hearty portions of meat slathered with sauce; and vegetables dripping with butter-based marinades—not exactly heath food. If you're not careful, backyard dining can sabotage your waistline. But it doesn't have to. There... More

Cook the Book: Marinated Ribeye Steaks

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 3 comments

Men love meat. Particularly steaks. Especially grilled ones. This Father's Day, why not skip the fancy restaurant dinner and prepare your dad Marinated Ribeye Steaks instead? While ribeyes are more expensive than many other cuts of beef, they are well... More

Avocado Mayonnaise

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 3 comments

The following recipe is from the June 11th edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Making mayonnaise at home is as simple as whirring a few ingredients in a food processor,... More

Cook the Book: Bacon Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Serious Eats Lucy Baker Post a comment

Dads love burgers, bacon, and anything that involves melted cheese. All the better if it's folded into a tortilla and can be eaten with your fingers. Today's Cook the Book recipe, the first to be excerpted from New South Grilling... More

Cook the Book: New South Grilling

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Inspired by tough-guy chefs like David Chang, Mario Batali, and Bobby Flay, men are cooking now more than ever. This year for Father's Day, why not skip the fussy cuff links, the itchy sweater vest, and the expensive golf equipment, and give Dad...a cookbook? He probably already knows how to char a burger to medium-rare and blister a hot dog until its crisp and juicy. Now with New South Grilling by Robert St. John, he'll learn the secrets to preparing hearty, bold backyard barbecue favorites inspired by the vibrant flavors of the deep south. As the Executive Chef/Owner of the Purple Parrot Café, Crescent City Grill, and Mahogany Bar in Mississippi, St. John is at the forefront of cutting edge... More

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