Santa Maria-style Tri-Tip!

With weekends (and mountains) of smoked pork in the rearview mirror, I wanted to shift things into a local-style BBQ, the Santa Maria-style smoked tri-tip.  You can read up on this regional culinary marvel here, but short version, this style of BBQ originated in 19th century Santa Maria Valley when ranchers prepared a seasonal feast […]

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Conspiracy Theory Brisket

There are moments in life that defy description. Brief instances when the fabric of reality has surely been folded in some abstract, chaos-arithmetic implosion of quantum contemplation. Like dreading the drive to LAX from the San Fernando Valley and encountering light traffic.  Or settling into a dentist’s chair for an hour of tooth-scraping and are […]

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