Cured and Smoked Pork Belly Ramen

Cured and Smoked Pork Belly Ramen

Cured and smoked pork belly is not far from bacon. Paired with a nearly authentic ramen broth (we used smoked pork hocks instead of Kastuobushi). This dish is great for a crowd that likes to build and customize their own dishes! Total Time: 2 days (with curing time)...
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...