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Here are the tools and toys that avid grillers and pitmasters want most. Our reviewers kicked the tires on hundreds of grill and BBQ products and wrote detailed reviews. We organized everything in price categories from under $50 to over $2,000 so you can find the perfect BBQ gift for that special someone. read more
Anthony Bourdain
In honor of Bourdain Day, we offer this simple menu for a French barbecue, including pissaladiere (the French take on pizza), duck confit, green beans, and French potato salad. Gather some friends and family, make these dishes, and toast the extraordinary life of chef Anthony Bourdain. read more
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Celebrate Independence Day with an all-American menu featuring the best BBQ ribs you ever tasted, old-fashioned potato salad, Boston baked beans, classic cole slaw and, for dessert, a new take on an old standby: Grilled Strawberry Shortcake with Smoked Whipped Cream. Don't forget the ice cold beverages. read more
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Good cooking needs more than good recipes. The best chefs understand "why" as well as "how" and they have developed tricks and techniques that can make major differences in the outcome. Here is more of the science behind cooking and some of our favorite tips and tricks that make cooking easier, and the outcome better. read more
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Today is not only Independence Day: it's National BBQ Ribs Day! We've got everything you need to celebrate in style from our award-winning ribs recipe and an easy way to remove the tough membrane from a rack of ribs to an easy trick that shows you when your ribs are properly cooked. Happy Ribs Day, America! read more
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Our philosophy of food is simple. First of all, it must taste great. We try to create recipes that are easy to make and that use plenty of fresh seasonal ingredients with a minimum of processed stuff. But most important, we test all our recipes. We know these recipes work if you follow the directions precisely. Dig in! read more
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Whether it's you or Dad doing the cooking this Father's Day, here's a barbecue menu that will knock everyone's socks off. Surf 'n turf is the centerpiece, including bacon-wrapped stuffed shrimp and a better-than-steakhouse grilled ribeye steak. There are even recipes for drinks and dessert! read more
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Looking for the best new BBQ and grilling equipment? Every spring, we pick the top new gas grills, charcoal grills, smokers, thermometers, and tools that we have tested, rated and reviewed over the past year. Our BBQ experts know their stuff, so it's an honor to be chosen. Here's the best new stuff for 2019! read more
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Looking for a new grill? Dreaming of a better smoker? Check out our top picks for best grills and smokers of the year in all price categories, as chosen by our full time grill and smoker tester, Max Good. read more
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Here's a list of the AmazingRibs.com top 10 recipes of 2018, the best and most visited ones on our site, including ribs, brisket, pulled pork, pastrami, smoked turkey, spice rubs, and other BBQ favorites. read more
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Here's all our new content! Fans of AmazingRibs.com return again and again to bone up on key barbecue techniques or revisit recipes. There's so much stuff on the site that sometimes it's hard to see what new recipes, techniques and tips are here. So we made it easy. We put all the new content here in one simple list. read more
AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal for best thermometers
A good digital thermometer is a cook's most important tool. Our electrical engineer has tested more than 150. There is nothing like it in the world. You can use the search options at left. Below are the best, our Platinum Medal winners. Get the unbiased results for each product. read more
marinara pizza on the grill
You want to make the best pizza? Here's what you need to know from thin crust to deep dish, Naples to Rome, Detroit to New York, baking stones to steels, grills to pizza ovens, reliable dough recipes to the best topping combinations, and everything in between. read more
sous vide grilled bison ribeye with butter on top
Sous-Vide-Que combines the best of three great cooking methods: grilling, smoking, and sous vide. From grilling you get the rich flavors of browning. From smoking, you get the alluring aromas of wood smoke. And from sous vide, you get evenly cooked meat that is incredibly tender and juicy. read more
Fried onion rings
Frying is a project for your grill. If you do it on your grill, who cares if there are spatters, smoke, and there is no smoke alarm. Here are some articles and recipes that will show you how to make great fried chicken, onion rings, and more on your grill. read more
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Cooking on a hot griddle, flattop, or plancha is a great way to get an all-over flavorful sear. And it is fun! read more
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If you are new to BBQ and grilling, start here. These articles will give you a solid foundation on BBQ and grilling equipment, ingredients, and techniques. You'll learn about thermodynamics, how to control temperature, meat science, smoke science, and how to get your food done exactly how you want it when you want it. read more
AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal
Our team of professional reviewers is hard at work finding the best and worst grills, smokers, thermometers, tools, accessories, artisan foods, and books for you. read more
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The Pitmaster Club is a community of barbecue and grilling lovers exchanging ideas, recipes, techniques, product reviews, as well as interviews with top pros, weekly cartoons, a weekly PitCast, face to face meat-ups, discounts on products, monthly giveaways worth up to $2000 and more. read more
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From chefs and restaurants to politics and technology, food news is everywhere these days. Find out what's going on in the wider world of food. Check out food news that has been hand picked by our editors from a wide range of news and media outlets. read more
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New to charcoal grilling? Here's everything you need from the best grill and charcoal to tongs and a reliable thermometer. read more
AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal logo and grills
Ready for a new rig? A brand new, good quality gas grill, smoker, or pellet grill doesn't have to break the bank. For many folks, the sweet spot is about 500 bucks. These 5 grills and smokers all cost less than $500, and they are all winners of our highest honor, the AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal for Best Value. read more
BBQ tools
Here's are reviews of tools, equipment, gadgets, and toys that can help make you a better cook. We have tested all of these products and we really put them through their paces to see if they are worth using. Our reviews and ratings are totally unbiased. read more
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Entering a BBQ competition? We've got everything you need from a competition BBQ checklist to award winning recipes, plus loads of pro tips. Whether you're entering a local cookoff or one of the big 3 BBQ contests (Memphis in May, the American Royal, or the Jack Daniel’s Invitational), we got you covered. read more
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BBQ. Barbecue. Barbeque. Bar B Que. No matter how you spell it, it is a phenomenon that has a fanatic following in all areas of the country and around the world. In this section you will learn where it all began and how people in different regions practice this ancient art. read more
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Launched in 2005, AmazingRibs.com started off as a hobby and labor of love. While it's no longer a hobby, it has grown and morphed from a one-man amateur operation into a professional website. The main thing you should learn is that we are serious about food and cooking. The love of this shows in everything we do. read more
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Check out our videos to see detailed BBQ and grilling techniques, step by step recipes, and video reviews of grills, smokers, thermometers and other products we have tested and find useful. read more
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On the ketogenic diet? Looking for keto recipes? You're in luck because at AmazingRibs.com, we're all about fat and flavor. We don't publish a lot of recipes for carb heavy pasta or sugary desserts. Here are some of our favorite low carb, high fat, keto friendly recipes. read more
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Looking recipes that fit perfectly in a paleo diet? You've come to the right place! At AmazingRibs.com, we've been preaching about, cooking, and enjoying whole, natural, unprocessed foods for a long time. It's a barbecue website after all. Check out some of our favorite paleo friendly recipes. read more

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