Cooking with Fire

In KMUW’s seasonal commentary and podcast, Cooking with Fire, All Things Barbecue’s Josh Cary and Chef Tom Jackson take on a global exploration of barbecue.

You can find it here, on iTunes, or on Google Play.

The first Lebanese immigrant came to the United States in 1854, with the first major wave bringing 100,000 of them between the late 1800s and 1920. Another wave between the years 1948 and 1985 brought another 60,000, and cities all over the U.S. are home to Lebanese communities both large and small.

When you think of great American inventors you likely think of men like Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Edison, and that is no surprise. These two men, and their inventions, gave a great deal to not just this country but the whole world.

But what if I told you there was someone who may be even more worthy of the title of Greatest American Inventor? That man was Oliver Evans.

Bread has been around for roughly 7,000 years, though early breads were very rough versions of what we eat today.

The 1904 World’s Fair in Saint Louis is the center of the modern culinary universe… that is, if you believe everything you read on the internet.

 

The classic roadside diner seems to be a staple of childhood memories and Hollywood films alike.

The history of the hamburger is a murky one…

Chicken fried steak has been a favorite dish of mine as long as I can remember. Even after being diagnosed with celiac disease 5 years ago, I have set aside a day several times each year to make chicken fried steak at home.

Carne asada is a favorite dish throughout Latin America. The term literally translates to "grilled meat," with the meat in this case being beef in the form of skirt, flank or flap steak.

It seems that just about everyone loves cheesecake… myself included. There’s something about the dessert that makes it so enjoyable, including the many variations of cheesecake that exist, but modern cheesecake is not a thing like the original.

25,000 years ago man carved the image of a salmon into the walls of a cave in southern France, and this depiction is the oldest known artistic representation of salmon in the world.

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