AmazingRibs.com is supported by our Pitmaster Club. Also, when you buy with links on our site we may earn a finder’s fee. Click to see how we test and review products.

Chef Stef

Chef Stef

Chef Stef is originally from one of the BBQ capitals of the world, St. Louis, where there is no shortage of great food everywhere. Locals will argue that St. Louis has the best BBQ around sure to elicit an argument from Kansas City. She is a lifelong barbequer and home cook with a passion for all different types of food, cooking, and techniques. Always hungry for more, Chef Stef thrives on creating fresh spins on old favorites and sharing her knowledge, tips, tricks, and recipes with anyone that will listen. She is the Head Foodie and creator of  icancookthat.com and wrote her first book I Can Cook That! in 2009. She is currently working her second book, I Can Cook That Two!

Recently, Chef Stef became a content creator for the International Sous Vide Association after she won Best Recipe in 2020 for her  “Worth The Wait Melt In Your Mouth Sous Vide Ribs” and was the only female Hall of Fame nominee in 2021. She also had her own foodie podcast “Chef Stef’s I Can Cook That!” on Spoon Radio in 2021, and won first place in the Melissa’s Produce Hatch at Home Contest in 2022 after winning second place in 2021.

Chef Stef now lives in San Diego with her husband Shawn, her cat Fargo, her three smokers, two grills, griddle, and sous vide machines. You can follow her here:

Recently Authored content:

Published On: 12/15/2022 Last Modified: 12/20/2022

 

High quality websites are expensive to run. If you help us, we’ll pay you back bigtime with an ad-free experience and a lot of freebies!

Millions come to AmazingRibs.com every month for high quality tested recipes, tips on technique, science, mythbusting, product reviews, and inspiration. But it is expensive to run a website with more than 2,000 pages and we don’t have a big corporate partner to subsidize us.

Our most important source of sustenance is people who join our Pitmaster Club. But please don’t think of it as a donation. Members get MANY great benefits. We block all third-party ads, we give members free ebooks, magazines, interviews, webinars, more recipes, a monthly sweepstakes with prizes worth up to $2,000, discounts on products, and best of all a community of like-minded cooks free of flame wars. Click below to see all the benefits, take a free 30 day trial, and help keep this site alive.


Post comments and questions below

grouchy?

1) Please try the search box at the top of every page before you ask for help.

2) Try to post your question to the appropriate page.

3) Tell us everything we need to know to help such as the type of cooker and thermometer. Dial thermometers are often off by as much as 50°F so if you are not using a good digital thermometer we probably can’t help you with time and temp questions. Please read this article about thermometers.

4) If you are a member of the Pitmaster Club, your comments login is probably different.

5) Posts with links in them may not appear immediately.

Moderators

  Max

Click to comment or ask a question...

Spotlight

These are not paid ads, they are a curated selection of products we love.

All of the products below have been tested and are highly recommended. Click here to read more about our review process.

Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our “buy now” links. This has zero impact on the price you pay but helps support the site.


Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. 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. Click here for our review of this superb smoker.


GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone


GrillGrates amplify heat, prevent flare-ups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. Click here for more about what makes these grates so special.


The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make their 22″ Pro Cart a great alternative! Click here for more about what makes this grill special.


The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One


The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker, placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side. Click here to read our complete review.