American Barbecue: History and Local Tastes

Cultural Roots of the American Barbeque | Foodal.com

From the pork based and slaw slinging East Coast to the dry rubbed beef briskets of the Texas plains, BBQ is truly an American cuisine. What are the regional tastes throughout the US and how did they evolve? Read now to find out.

Use Smoke to Add Flavor to Your Grilling

Use Smoke to Add Flavor on Your BBQ Grill |foodal.com

Are you wondering how to get that nice smoky flavor onto your grilled food? Are you trying to mimic that wonderful punch that is normally only found when using a dedicated smoker? With either a gas or charcoal model it is possible to add this great taste with just a few extra steps. Read our tip and techniques and you too can be smoking like a pro.

5 Simple Steps to Great Tasting BBQ Ribs

5 Simple Steps to Great Tasting BBQ Ribs - Foodal

Are your ribs turning out dry and tough? Have you been reading that you should parboil prior to finishing in order to get your ribs tender? Don’t do that! Parboiling removes a good deal of the flavor. Instead, use Foodal’s recommended method that involves dry rub, a slow cooking process wrapped in aluminum foil, and then a wet sauce added towards the end. In five easy steps, you can have ribs that literally fall off the bone and melt in your mouth.

Foodal’s Guide to Grilling With Planks

Plank that has raw salmon with dill leaves on top placed on a cedar plank which is sitting on a BBQ grill

Looking for a woodsey taste without the full on effect of smoke? Trying planking! In short, this involves grilling or baking your food directly on a wood plant that allows it pick up a slight amount of smoke flavor while blending it other unique flavors and tannins into your dishes. Although fish is the most common item that is “planked,” this cooking method is also great for all types of meat and even vegetables. Impress your guests and friends and cook on a wooden slab!

Spice Up Your BBQs With a Variety of Kabobs

Meat and vegetable kabobs on the grill

Had your fill of barbeque sauce this summer? Need a change? Try Kabobs – these quick and easy meat and veggie sticks will put smiles on your family’s faces while providing them with a very nutritional meal that is low in fat and high in vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. Even better, they won’t have to know that these kabobs are healthy as they taste yummy! Try all of different recipe suggestions and get a different taste every time.