Archive | March, 2006

Pig Saves Life of BBQ Baron

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

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After serving millions of them up to his patrons over the last 70 years, two pigs went from providing Melvin Bessinger’s livelihood to saving his life. Bessinger, the longtime South Carolina bar-b-que magnate and co-founder of the highly successful Melvin’s Bar-B-Que chain, recently found himself in need of heart valve replacement surgery. Ironically, the valves […]

Recipe: Hershey chocolate barbecue sauce

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

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Recipe: Hershey chocolate barbecue sauce

Here’s an interesting concoction. A chocolate syrup inspired barbecue sauce to try on grilled pork or chicken. The Special Dark variety is used because it’s not as sweet as it more popular cousin milk chocolate. Starting with the familiar ketchup base, vinegar adds some twang and hot sauce provides the kick. You might want to […]

Understanding the USDA Beef Grading System

Thursday, March 2, 2006


Ever wonder what the difference is between a Prime cut and a Choice cut of meat? Which one is better? How about a Select cut? Who determines the grade of beef and what are the primary considerations that factor into it. How does the grade of meat you have selected effect the taste, tenderness, and […]