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double spatula
These double spatulas, or oversize tongs if you prefer, made from sturdy stainless steel, are the best thing to happen to burgers since buns and fish filets since tartar sauce. Slip it under the burger or filet, clamp down, flip and gently slide back onto the grates. No more broken burgers or filets. read more
cherry tomato raisins
Smoked Tomato Raisins are the single best thing you can do with cherry tomatoes and here is the recipe for creating them. They are superb for snacking, on salads, on a pizza, in pasta, baked into breads, stuffed into chicken breasts or pork chops, or anything you would do with raisins or sun dried tomatoes. read more
Blackstone Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer
With its ample cooking area, solid performance, and versatility for both griddle grilling and deep frying large amounts of food outdoors, the Blackstone Range Top Combo with Bonus Fryer easily earns a Platinum Medal. read more
Horizontal barrel-shaped smoker on a double door cart on an outdoor deck.
Grilla Grills’ Silverbac pellet cookers are solid, well-built and well thought out pieces of BBQ equipment with solid, heavy-duty construction. Silverbac offers a few extra perks beyond the competition at a price point below most in this league. We give this cooker our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal. read more
Weber Genesis II E-335 Gas Grill
The 2019 Weber Genesis II E-335 three burner with sear burner is one nice gas grill! We were disappointed in the 2017 Genesis II line, but Weber fans may now breathe a sigh of relief as Genesis returns in fine form with a second try. We're calling it Genesis II 2.0 and awarding our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal! read more
burgers and hot dogs on grill
Since the 1950s, the prevailing dietary wisdom has been that eating too much red meat and processed meats—and saturated fat in general—can increase risk for heart disease, the number one cause of death in America. New research casts doubt on that nutritional advice for all individuals. read more
Tyson Raised and Rooted Nuggets
Tyson Foods recently expanded its meat-alternative products with a new brand, Raised & Rooted. Tyson's plant-based nuggets, burgers, and more have rolled out to more than 4,000 stories nationwide. The expansion makes Tyson the largest meatpacker that also produces plant-based products. read more
four people on their cell phones
A recent Tillster survey found that over 51% of consumers said they would order from third-party food delivery services if available. Thirty percent also want restaurants to include more delivery apps. Experts estimate that by 2023, 60 million Americans will use food delivery apps, 23% of all U.S. smartphone users. read more
car at drive up restaurant window
Americans love convenience and consumer demand for convenient foodservice is changing what constitutes a "restaurant" in America. According to a new report from the National Restaurant Association, off-premise sales now account for 60% of all foodservice occasions. read more
man in grocery store
How are your fellow Americans cooking and eating at home these days? Here are a few highlights from the latest Grocery Shopper Trends report, straight from longtime food industry analysts, The Hartman Group. read more

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