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Whole Spicy Smoked Roast Chicken From 'Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook'

This chicken won the Fourth of July. The recipe, from Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook by Tom Adams, Simon Anderson, Jaime Berger and Richard H. Turner, sounded delicious on the page: A whole bird, rested overnight in chipotle and garlic pastes, maple syrup, butter, and Pitt Cue's aromatic, spicy-sweet house rub, which is slow-smoked until perfectly burnished. Yes, please. More

Cook the Book: Chinese Roast Chicken Buns with Scallions and Spicy Hoisin Sauce

David Chang of New York's Momofuku has proved that pretty much anything is delicious when served inside a steamed bun with sliced cucumbers, hoisin, and Sriracha. At Momofuku, the buns are stuffed with pork belly (the classic), shrimp, or shiitake mushrooms. These Chinese Roast Chicken Buns with Scallions and Spicy Hoisin Sauce from Mindy Fox's A Bird in the Oven and Then Some are obviously inspired by the Momofuku buns, but are filled with slices of smokey Tea-Brined Roast Chicken. More

Grilling: Rotisserie Turkey

Smoked turkey has been the norm for years around my house. While the meat is exquisite, the skin is often tough and leathery but with the addition of a rotisserie, I finally fixed this conundrum. To get an extremely flavorful bird with delicious skin, all you need is Alton Brown's recipe and a rotisserie. It sure beat out the oven-roasted version in terms of juiciness and overall taste. More

Seriously Asian: Tea Smoking

Though I never went through a rebellious stage, where I took up vices like drinking and drugs, I have gotten in trouble in the past for smoking. Smoking fish and meat, that is. The first time I tried smoking a fish in a wok, the fumes from the kitchen crept underneath my front door and attracted the ire of my passing landlord, who wasn't even the least bit assuaged by offerings of smoked cod perfumed with the scent of charred jasmine tea and jasmine rice More

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Food Preservation?

Though pickling, freeze-drying, smoking, and other forms of food preservation were a way of survival before, now they've become more of fun, crafty projects. The kitchen has become a workshop space for food lovers to produce artisanal, hand-labeled creations. But how much do you really know about the work that goes into it? More

How to Turn Your Kettle Grill into a Smoker

Photographs take by Elise Bauer You don't need a fancy smoker to make great barbecue in your backyard. With the help of Hank Shaw at Simply Recipes, you can learn how to turn your kettle grill into a smoker. Just add water (in pans) along with a mix of charcoal and water-soaked wood chips beneath the grate. The meat should only lay on the side of the grate above the water pans. You'll have to periodically check the coals and pay close attention to the temperature to make sure it's low enough for a long, slow cook, but judging from these mouthwatering photos, the results will be worth it. Related How To Build a Cheap-Ass Grill for Under $10... More

In The News: Kill E. Coli, Heathly Food Trends, Smoking Bans

Cooking ground beef to 160°F kills E. coli (and perhaps your desire to eat it). [TCPalm] Five healthy food trends: Cooking Light identifies five good-for-you food trends. [Cooking Light/CNN] Beverly Hills institutes smoking ban in outdoor dining areas: California law prohibits smoking inside restaurants, cafes, and bars. A growing number of cities have taken things a step further by banning smoking in outdoor venues. [L.A.Times] Gamble away your money and your health: In Tunica, Mississippi, "a 560-seat Paula Deen's Buffet will be installed at the Grand Casino Resort Tunica." Deen is the woman, you'll remember, who offers a deep-fried butter recipe. [Associated Press] Battle over best way to ensure food import safety: Government and food industry officials favor high-tech... More

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