Smoked Cacio e Pepe

Smoked Cacio e Pepe

I don’t make fresh pasta as much as I did in my restaurant days, but when I do it always takes me back. I’ll always remember how I first learned to make the perfect, silky smooth pasta with just the right bite… I was working on the southern English coast as a...
Northwest Smoked Porter

Northwest Smoked Porter

About 7 years ago a friend gifted me a 1-gallon IPA homebrew kit and it sat around in my basement for several months. When I finally did give it a try I found it surprisingly easy, and when I popped open my first bottle of homemade beer I was immediately hooked. It...
How to Smoke a Brisket in a Barrel Smoker

How to Smoke a Brisket in a Barrel Smoker

I worked as a restaurant chef for over 18 years. Most of these years were spent cooking in Europe where certain common American beef cuts, like brisket, are hard to find. Smoked beef is also something that is fairly uncommon. When I came back to the USA, I had a lot...