Recipes, Reviews, and Rants

A Guide to Buying a BBQ or Smoker

BBQ How-To

A Guide to Buying a BBQ or Smoker

This guide is aimed at someone who is relatively new to BBQ and needs advice. The purpose of this guide is not to be a definitive knowledge base, but to empower you with the correct terms and some basic knowledge so that you can do your research.

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Cutting into juicy Irish Pork Butt

Cutting into juicy Irish Pork Butt

Ruairi from Great Northern Larder has had the smoker on all day. Now is the time to see how juicy and tender his butt is!

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BBQ Across the USA: A Regional Guide

BBQ Across the USA: A Regional Guide

For many Americans, barbecue isn't just a cooking technique—it's a cherished hobby, even a way of life. This sentiment is particularly strong in the southern states, where the tradition first took root. But did you know that the definition of "barbecue" varies from region to region? Here's the rundown on the various types of barbecue that are popular in the US.

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Tomahawk Steak on the Weber

BBQ Beef Cherry Maribu Weber

Tomahawk Steak on the Weber

We wanted to cook something on the BBQ that would showcase our new Caribbean Marabu charcoal and our new wood chunks. We took our time and really tried to do everything perfectly so as you could easily reproduce this cook at home on your own BBQ. What to Buy A decent dry aged rib-eye steak, cowboy steak, or a tomahawk steak. We got ours from Higgin's Butchers in Sutton. Make sure it is thick cut and full of fat! A really high quality sea salt. We only use and we only sell Oriel Sea Salt made here in Co. Louth....

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St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Beef

St. Patrick's Day Recipes

We have been asked for advice on traditional Irish St. Patrick's Day dishes. We decided to get something off our chest instead. Before the arrival of St. Patrick in Ireland people had many freedoms. Women could work and rise to the highest levels in their careers. Women and men both entered and left marriages with their own wealth. Divorce was legal and nobody was stuck in an unhappy or abusive marriage. There was a form of democracy. It involved swords and beheadings, but none the less there was an element of competitiveness, rather than simple hereditary succession. It was a...

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