How to Grill the Perfect Hot Dog

photo: Stephen Johnson/North Hills Hot Dog League It’s summertime, people, and that means heat rash, going to work even though it’s a really nice day, and grilling hot dogs! The humble frankfurter may have been invented in Germany, but it has become a distinctly American food—according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Councilin 2020, … Read more

Good Meat to Build Largest Vat For Cultured Beef, Chicken

A tidal wave of real, fake meat may soon be coming our way. Intentions to construct the world’s biggest facility for cultivating meat from animal cells were announced on Wednesday by San Francisco-based company, Good Meat. The facility is slated to have ten, 250,000 liter “bioreactors”, or giant, metal vessels in which cells can be … Read more

Smoking Is for Everyone: A Guide to Smoked Meats, Veggies, and Pretty Much Everything Else

When I was growing up in Chicago, my father and I had a semi-annual ritual: pick up a slab and a half of sticky baby-back ribs from our favorite South Side barbecue spot, sneak their drippy Styrofoam containers into our ostensibly kosher- keeping home, then devour them while watching James Bond movies on basic cable. … Read more

The Biggest Grilling Mistake People Make, According To Grill Masters

Doing the grilling at a backyard get-together is a serious job. Whether you’re cooking up burgers, chicken, steak, veggies or fruit, you certainly don’t want your food to go up in smoke. Grilling is a tricky business — you’re literally playing with fire — and there’s not a lot of room for error. That said, … Read more