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Smokey Bill’s Gastronomical Manifesto for Foodies

Welcome to my non gluten free, (sometimes) high fat, protein heavy environment – that’s mostly what you’ll see here. Before we start quoting conventional health wisdom, allow me to tell you a bit about my approach to food and how it started … with a medical examination. I asked my doctor about ‘anti aging medicine’ […]

Grilling turkey on the smoker

Grilling turkey on the smoker

    My canvas was a 10 pound turkey. I actually delayed this project for a week or so because I couldn’t find anything under 20 pounds – just a bit too much for the wife and me … probably not the dog, but that’s another story.       I’ve had a lot of […]

Grilling stuffed peppers

Grilling stuffed peppers

Stuffed peppers has always been one of my favorite comfort foods – and while I’ve cooked it many times, I’d never grilled them. On a side note though, I relearned an old lesson that it’s best to check the pantry before starting to cook … I was out of stewed tomatoes and tomato soup. Fortunately […]

Grilled pork sirloin roast with (grilled) ratatouille

Grilled pork sirloin roast with (grilled) ratatouille

Ratatouille looks decadent but it’s actually pretty healthy – eggplant, squash, zucchini, onion and pepper … So I grilled up a few sausages to add to it … Then I went full-bore Mongolian BBQ on the vegies. Recipe called for grilling the whole vegetables before cutting them up but I thought it would be much […]

Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake

As soon as I saw the recipe in Chris Lilly’s book, I knew I had to try it. I didn’t have a 10 inch cast iron skillet but a quick visit to amazon fixed that.  So I made a mess in the kitchen but I was pretty happy with the way this cake turned out. […]

Bacon Brats with Sauerkraut

Bacon Brats with Sauerkraut

Everything is better with bacon – I actually saw this done on Cowgirl’s Country Life, another blog I follow. I decided to try it out –             So we begin with beer and onion in a small pot. Add the steamer to the top and add the brats … Wrapped […]

Peruvian grilled chicken

Peruvian grilled chicken

Peruvian chicken is one of my favorites – I stumbled on it while working at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in 2007. There are fabulous Hispanic restaurants in Arlington County and I became a regular at several of them while I lived in that area. I wanted to share this dish with my family and found […]

Book Review: Fire & Smoke

Book Review: Fire & Smoke

The first BBQ book I ever bought was Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book. I’d never heard of Big Bob and I had no idea who Chris Lilly is but the reviews on Amazon were pretty good and I wanted to move up to BBQ from just plain old grilling. If you haven’t read it, it’s […]

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