Crispy and Succulent: The Best Grilled Pork Steak!

I have been on many a self-guided food tour in the south, which is how I came across the famous St. Louis pork steaks. It was love at first bite and I was determined to recreate my very own version. I feel like I have finally perfected my grilled pork steak and am ready to […]

Double Deliciousness: Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

I first had smoked bacon wrapped pork loin at a friend’s house and I loved it! I asked for the recipe and the chef in me couldn’t help but meddle with it until I had it down to perfection. And, now, I get to share it with you! In this post I will show you […]

An Oldie But Goodie: Smoked Pork Butt

I first learned how to make smoked pork butt from my mother and it was one of my favorite things to prepare and eat! While I loved my mother’s original recipe, I have made a few tweaks of my own over the years. The finished result is now for you to enjoy! In this post, […]

A Dark but Delicious Horse: Smoked Pork Roast

For most of my life I ate smoked pork shoulder and pork butt, but I was introduced to smoked pork roast by a pitmaster on the competition circuit as an adult. It was love at first bite and it has been one of my faves every since! In this post, I will show you a […]

Where to Buy Pork Fat: Your One Stop Shop

You can buy pork fat in a butcher shop, grocery store, or online. Training as a chef, I was taught that lean meat and lean pork was overrated. If you want flavor, then fat is the way to go. So, I was trained in choosing and cooking with pork fat. In this post I will […]

Sizzlin’ Good: How To Reheat Pork Chops

You can reheat pork chops via the oven, stovetop, and microwave. I have realized a lot of people don’t know how to reheat pork chops properly and keeping ending up with a soggy mess. So I, as a professional chef, am here to help. In this post, I will show you all the methods you […]

1,2,3: Pick Your Own Pork Jerky Recipe!

I actually learned about pork jerky from a friend in China. I was doing some research into Asian cuisine and how pork is used in Chinese food. One of my friends showed me a recipe for Bak Kwa and this is where my research began! In this post I haven’t just included one pork jerky […]

Count ‘Em! How Many Ribs in a Rack?

With pork, the number of ribs can vary from 10 to 13 ribs, while with beef, there is usually 9 ribs per rack. As for lamb, the traditional number is 8. As the professional chef of my friend group, I am often asked about how many ribs in a rack of pork, lamb, and beef. […]

Pork Loin Back Ribs vs Baby Back Ribs: Are They the Same?

When it comes to pork loin back ribs vs. baby back ribs, there are no differences – they belong to the same cut! As the BBQ expert, my friends tend to call me before a cookout to figure out what types of ribs they should be buying. Th most common inquiry is what is the […]

Meat Math: How Much Pulled Pork Per Person?

You should calculate around one-third of a pound for an adult and about one-fourth of a pound for a child. I often get hurried phone calls from friends trying to figure out how much pulled pork per person they need to buy and prepare. Luckily, I have got this down to a science! In this […]

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