Categories
Cookbook Eat

Talking True ‘Cue with Matt Moore – The South’s Best Butts

We share a pet peeve with Matt Moore: We get annoyed when people refer to a summer cookout or grilling as a “barbecue” or “barbecuing.”  It’s like calling Prosecco “Champagne.” It’s not the same.
Barbecue is a sacred tradition in the Southern states. Like real Coca-Cola, pimiento cheese and biscuits, we don’t like poor knock-offs or misuse of the word. In other words Don’t screw with the ‘cue.
In his book, “The South’s Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection,” Matt says, “Southern BBQ is its own religion. And to experience it is akin to hearing the Gospel for the first time.” And if you’re still not convinced of the religious fervor for true barbecue know there’s another new book out on this subject called “Praise the Lard” by Mike and Amy Mills.
In the South’s Best Butts, Matt heads out to interview pitmasters throughout the Barbecue Belt for tips on making true ‘cue. Each pit stop is a story of humble people working with a humble product: a pig. The barbecue mother sauces vary by region as may the method of cooking and the spiced rub, but the pig remains the common denominator. This is a book acheterdufrance.com about butts and the people who expertly cook them low and slow.
Barbecue loyalists: Tune in May 31, 2pmEST to hear from Matt Moore on The Connected Table LIVE! on W4CY.Podcast to iHeart.com.

 

 

Want it now? Buy it here!

Listen here on iHeart.com

 

Categories
Drink Explore THE CONNECTED TABLE RADIO SHOW

Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert- Sept 30th

With more than 35 years of diversified experience in TV broadcasting, a background in wine, food, spirits, and craft beer reporting, and a burning passion for food and wine, Emmy award-winning producer and host Dave Eckert’s “Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert” has logged more than 275 episodes to date. Eckert’s extensive knowledge of food, wine, and spirits, and his desire to take viewers to “the source” of indigenous products and personalities around the globe, has made “Culinary Travels With Dave Eckert” a huge success.

dave eckert photo
Dave Eckert

Recognized twice by the Academy of Wine Communications for his work, Dave has also built a loyal audience for “Culinary Travels,” which currently airs on AWE-TV on cable, and previously ran on Public Broadcasting affiliates across the country along with Direct TV, The Dish Network, and can also be seen in the air on Delta, U.S. Air, and Northwest Airlines.

For the past three years, Dave has also been a regular contributor to Kansas City Chowtown, the food blog for the Kansas City Star. His contributions were part of the blog being awarded second place in a recent national competition for newspaper food blogs. Dave contributes local, regional, national, and international pieces on the people, places, events, and products that make our world such a delicious and diverse place.

We’ll talk with Dave on The Connected Table LIVE! on September 30 at 2:25pm, to discuss his unique take on wine, wine regions, and food. We’ll also get a sneak peek at the 2015 American Royal World Series of BBQ, an event three times the size of Memphis in May, which is taking place in Kansas City Oct 3-4, and at which Dave will be judging.

Follow us on Twitter@connectedtable and Facebook/TheConnectedTable
Follow us on Twitter@connectedtable and Facebook/TheConnectedTable

 

 

Categories
David Ransom Eat Melanie Young THE CONNECTED TABLE RADIO SHOW

May 27 We Grill Elizabeth Karmel on Mastering the Flame

We love to grill! Ours is a big silvery grill from Home Depot, but we equally enjoy the earthy aroma of charcoal and smoke. While Melanie is more inclined to grill  fresh vegetables or an old fashioned Girl Scout S’More over a small campfire, David loves a plump blackened butt or a fat weiner dog. (I just had to inject my smart ass sense of humor). Of course my first “grills” were a starter George Forman and second-hand hibachi grill on my New York City apartment terrace.

Elizabeth Karmel
Elizabeth Karmel

But we want to discuss Big League Grilling. We invited Grilling Expert Elizabeth Karmel, to join us May 27, 2:28 pmET  on the Connected Table LIVE! to discuss grilling tips. A native of North Carolina, Elizabeth is a chef, author restaurateur, television personality and entrepreneur. She writes a bi-monthly column for the Associated Press called The American Table and is the author of three books: ”Taming the Flame: Secrets for Hot-and-Quick Grilling and Low-and-Slow BBQ”, “Soaked, Slathered & Seasoned: A Complete Guide to Flavoring Food for the Grill,” and “ Pizza on the Grill: 100 Feisty Fire-Roasted Recipes for Pizza & More

Pizza on the GrillSmoked and SlatheredTaming the Flame

 

Elizabeth is the founding Executive Chef of Hill Country Barbecue Market in New York and Washington, DC and Hill Country Chicken in New York. And she is co-founder of CarolinaCueToGo.com, an “online barbecue shack” e-commerce site specializing in North Carolina whole-hog barbecue seasoned with her own signature Lexington-Style Vinegar Barbecue

As a sought after media personality, Elizabeth is frequently featured in an array of national magazines from Bon Appétit to Better Homes & Gardens, and was named one of the top 100 chefs by Saveur magazine. She appears regularly on all three network morning shows and is a guest judge on Chopped and Iron Chef. She has appeared on a number of Food Network shows and hosted her own special on The Cooking Channel. – posted by Melanie Young

Connect:

http://www.elizabethkarmel.com/

http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethKarmel

http://twitter.com/grillgirl

https://twitter.com/CarolinaCueToGo

Join Melanie and David on The Connected Table LIVE! Wednesdays, 2pm ET on W4CY.com and anytime on iHeart
Join Melanie and David on The Connected Table LIVE! Wednesdays, 2pm ET on W4CY.com and anytime on iHeart

Here’s the link to listen to all our shows on iHeart and the IHeart App anytime, anywhere, Please Like and Share

http://www.iheart.com/show/209-The-Connected-Table-Live