Monday, December 1, 2008

Products That I Endorse

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Big Green Egg

About 3/4ths of what I cook comes off of the Big Green Egg. It is a smoker, a grill, and a wood fired convection oven. This ancient kamado design coupled with modern high tech ceramics make for an amazing device. I could not be more enthusiastic about a product. The company has world class customer service. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Big Green Egg. It's not cheap, the saying goes, "The Big Green Egg costs more than it should, but it's worth more than it costs".

BigOven Software

My full review can be found here, but this desktop software is cheap, it makes saving recipes from the 'net very easy, and has great features. I've used it since 2004 and if you are considering foodie software, definitely take a look at the free trial version before buying some other product. BigOven also has a free online recipe database and foodie social network.

Billy Bones BBQ
I love their Competition Rub (Green Label), XXX Cherry Rub, and his original BBQ Sauce. Mr. Wall, aka Billy Bones has more BBQ knowledge in his left pinky than I do in my whole body. He is even listed as a 'living legend' in Peace, Love, and Barbecure. But he is one of the most humble, helpful, and laid back people you could ever meet. His spice rubs and bbq sauces are the real deal!

Chok' On Dis Blaz'n Glaze
This is a mouth awakening, spicy glaze that I have found to be perfect with pork chops, chicken wings, and pork roasts (so far). I even used it as a steak dipping sauce. I think a quote from my full review says it best, "The result of cooking with Blaz'n Glaze was kind of like riding the elevator at an old-fashioned department store (what us old folks shopped at before Walmart and the internet), with the various floors being smoky, bold, sweet, and a bit of a kick. I loved it."

Craycourt Cast Iron Grates
These preseasoned cast iron grates are available in 18.5" or 22.5" inch sizes, fitting most round grills. Not only do they offer the benefits of all cast iron grates (even heat distribution and sear marks), the Craycourt grates are modular. They offer options for pizza stones, griddles, and chicken thrones. I have used them repeatedly and love their great design, quality, and performance. (Original sample received free, but if mine disappeared tomorrow, I'd gladly pay full price for a replacement.)