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Media Coverage: We Have 13 Minutes Of Fame Left

15 minutes of fame

Much more media praise on the page about our book, “Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling”.


Science Friday on NPR

I have appeared twice on NPR’s stimulating delve into science twice: BBQ & Grilling Pitfalls and Debunking Beer Can Chicken.


From Epicurious.com

They got it right here: “There’s plenty [in this book] for beginners, barbecue champs, or anyone who wants to understand how live fire cooking works before they get the coals going. The Takeaway: For everyone who has ever been frustrated by a barbecue book that insisted you just ‘get a feel’ for fire.” Click here for the entire review.


Washington Post

Irascible, iconoclastic, convention-twitting, barbecue-loving, wisdom-testing, hard-headed empiricist… Tamar Haspel, Washington Post, StarvingOffTheLand.com


From the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal

Getting fired up over grilling with Meathead Goldwyn

This vid ran on First Business News on 100 stations across the nation. Moral: Don’t lean on stainless baking in the hot sun. Nice work Ed Curran.


From Crain’s Chicago Business

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Simon Owens’s Tech and Media Newsletter

Simon Owens, well respected publisher of the “Simon Owens’s Tech and Media Newsletter” recorded one of the best interviews ever with me in which he explored the business model that makes AmazingRibs.com run. We are well respected for our BBQ content, but it is not well known that we were pioneers in the membership model and our structure is still unusual. Here’s his home page, the interview with me is right near the top. Lotta other interesting stuff in there too.


Shawn Walchef of CaliBBQ.media interview

Shawn Walchef of Cali Media interviewed Meathead in depth about his business and career.


Oregon Radio

Here’s a 30 minute interview with Jeff Tracy, The Cowboy Cook of Barbecue Nation, syndicated on Oregon radio stations. We discuss great tips for getting the best out of the grill this Labor Day.


Meathead debunks beercan chicken on the FoodNetwork in 2 minutes

If you are unconvinced, read this.


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On December 31, 2014 Jeff O’Heir of Yahoo! Food wrote “If you have a question—any question—about grilling, smoking, or outdoor cooking, chances are extremely high your search will end at amazingribs.com… Take Click and Clack of Car Talk, mix them with a few shots of Julia Child, replace the boeuf bourguignon and sherry with pork shoulder and a cold beer, and you’ll have a general idea of what to expect from Meathead and his small team of testers.” Click here to read the entire article.


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Hear Meathead on radio in Kansas City

Hear Meathead talking about hot dogs on “Live! from Jasper’s Kitchen” with co-host Mitch Baker. KCMO is in the barbecue capital of the world, Kansas City, so for me, this is like Carnegie Hall! He also appears frequently on Rob Carson’s show.


“Website of the Week” in DC

On May 26, 2010, AmazingRibs.com was selected “Website of the Week” by WTOP-FM in the Nation’s Capital: “The most dedicated backyard grillers are like wine snobs. They are concerned with every element, when they cook: taste, aroma, temperature. The recipes and tips at Meathead Goldwyn’s site, AmazingRibs.com, should satisfy the fussiest griller, while helping the occasional cook get exceptional results with minimal (but well directed) effort. Looking for Kansas City Classic BBQ Sauce, East Carolina Mop Sauce, and Eve’s Apple Butter Pig Paint? You’ll find it here.”


They like BBQ in SF too

SF Chronicle

On May 24, 2010, the San Fancisco Chronicle discovered a barbecue website whose “cool factor” is that it “has everything you might want to know about the world’s oldest cooking method, including barbecue recipes, cooking tips and techniques, and a buyer’s guide to grills, smokers and accessories.”


Investment gurus like BBQ too

Meatheads chats on the air with the boys from Tastytrade at Bootstrapping America


“Articles, such as The Thermodynamics of Cooking and When to Cook Hot & Fast, When to Cook Low & Slow, will educate and entertain you as you discover how serious some people take their cooking and their barbecue. There is even a good amount of consideration given for those that want to cook something other than meat on the barbecue so no matter what your culinary tastes, there’s something here for you.” Syd Bolton, London Free Press, London ON


Five Grilling Myths Debunked by Garden & Gun magazine, Charleston, SC


How to make a perfectly grilled steak using science, By Valerie Ryan, The Boston Globe


How to break down a prime rib roast by Food52.com


Grate debate Charcoal or gas? BBQ guru Meathead Goldwyn on the battle of the grills By Lexi Dwyer, Amazon.com

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Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

3 burner gas grill

The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Click here to read our complete review


Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?


The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

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Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
Click here for our review of this superb smoker


The Undisputed Champion!

Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

ThermoWorks’ Thermapen ONE provides an accurate reading in one second or less. The ONE also includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight, rotating display, and water resistant seals. Don’t accept cheap substitutes.
Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker


This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

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Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special