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Cook the Book: Yakitori

The Japanese term yakitori literally means "grilled bird," and refers to skewers of chicken barbecued over a charcoal grill. Commonly served in casual, inexpensive izakayas (Japanese drinking establishments with food beyond bar snacks) and beer gardens, yakitori is considered by... More

Cook the Book: 'The Best Barbecue on Earth'

From Memphis to Texas, Alabama to the Carolinas, every region in America thinks its style of barbecue is best. And while they may not agree on spices, smokes, or sauces, one thing's for sure: They all believe that barbecue is a quintessentially American cuisine. In fact, they couldn't be more wrong. Barbecue is, as this week's Cook the Book author Rick Browne states, "a universal language" that spans six continents and more than 20 countries. For his latest cookbook, The Best Barbecue on Earth, Browne (the creator, executive producer, and host of the popular public television program Barbecue America) traveled the globe interviewing, photographing, cooking, and—most important—tasting the world's most flavorful recipes for grills, pits, and smokers. The result? The... More

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