Barbecued Pouldoody Bay Oysters

There aren’t a lot of Irish people who eat oysters. Which is a shame, since the island has some great ones. I try to recruit new oyster eaters when we have friends over for dinner. Raw oysters on the half shell are a tough sell, but hot smoked oysters, painted with…

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La Caja China: Mid-Summer Pig Roast in Ireland

For St John’s Eve 2018 I cooked Irish sausages on a charcoal grill. It was a little underwhelming. So I suggested that the school acquire a pig roasting box so we could try something a little more ambitious this year. La Caja China, the makers of the famous Cuban-style pig roasting…

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Local Flavors: Irish Charcoal

A year ago, while eating a pulled pork sandwich at the Eatyard in Dublin, I noticed the name “Irish Artisan Charcoal” on a steel plate attached to a barrel smoker. Since I moved to Western Ireland in January, I have sorely missed my Texas offset smoker. And I eagerly await…

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The Oldest BBQ in Texas

Cat Springs Agricultural Society has been holding a community barbecue out back behind the German dance hall for over 150 years. This is the oldest barbecue tradition in Texas. Here’s a message from Marilyn at Cat Springs Dance Hall for those who may want to come and take photos before…

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Join Us for Camp Brisket

Foodways Texas and Texas A&M Meat Science Center present: Camp Brisket 2013 Camp Brisket January 11-12, 2013 College Station, Texas We’re trying something new this year in partnership with the Meat Science Section in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. We will hold a second barbecue camp,…

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Pitmaster: Shayne Carter

Shayne Carter was tending the pit at Kenney Hall when I got there on the morning of the 4th of July. This was his first year helping out at the Kenney community barbecue. Beef shoulder clods, mutton, and pork butts were the meats being cooked. I had recently seen Carter…

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Hog Heaven: 2012 FTX BBQ Summer Camp

BBQ Summer Camp Counselers: From top left: Robb Walsh, Dr. Davey Griffin, Hoover Alexander, Dr. Jeff Savell, Dr. Elizabeth Englehardt, Mary Kimbrough, Ray Riley Kneeling: Thomas Larriviere, Daniel Vaughn, Marvin Bendele, bottom row: the hog. Saturday night’s dinner this year at Foodways Texas (FTX) BBQ Summer Camp was a traditional…

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Barbecued Mutton Recipe

Barbecued Mutton (Adapted from the Barbacoa de Borrego recipe in The Tex-Mex Grill) Expect strange looks when you invite people over some delicious barbecued mutton. Back in the day, what we now call lamb was known as mutton. (In Australia, it’s lamb up to one year of age, then it…

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