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BBQ: the Cure for Everything.

Samuel Ciresi

Samuel CiresiMy story is a little different. I suffer from depression, anxiety,  bipolar, chronic back pain, and way too many other issues to post. I was laid off last year after I told my employer I needed a hip replacement and they blamed the lay off on Covid 19. I received my hip surgery and […]

Can you BBQ a Fish

Ronald Gagnon

Ronald GagnonMy brother set up the Bar B Que on the dock at the cabin..so the smoke would not affect the kids playing on our beach. Another brother was fishing off the other end of the dock. All of a sudden, brother number two hooked a very big pickerel and fought it for quite awhile…all […]

Deboning Gone Wrong

Antoine Baril

Antoine BarilWe had some big chunks of meat that came with the bones, so I took care of the deboning before cooking them. I wanted to give the bones (and the little of the meat that remained around the bones) to the dogs and I thought that it would be funnier to give them “cooked” […]

A Universal Language

When I was a young man with nothing, or close to it, I traveled Europe some with a backpack, and one spring arrived by bus in Lagos, Portugal, known for beaches and popular with young Europeans for party vacations. At the time there were no affordable hotels, and locals with rooms to rent would meet […]

The Little Details Don’t Always Matter

In the south of Chile, in the region of Patagonia, the Gauchos roast whole lambs over open wood fires. My wife is from this part of Chile, and in the 20 years that I have been visiting there, I have been treated to these lamb barbecues many dozens of times by her brother Pito, among […]

Letting Go of the Overcooked Steaks

My dad had an old gas grill that he used regularly at the little cabin where we vacationed in the summer time. It was a grey clamshell that was plumbed into the same propane gas cylinder that lit our stove and gas kitchen light. My parents proudly hosted guests one week who arrived on their […]