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How to Trim a Brisket: An Interview with Arnis Robbins

We recently got to spend some time with Arnis Robbins, Owner and Pit Master of Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue in Wolfforth, Texas. He went over—in great detail—how to trim a brisket, and we want to share this expert advice with you! Read on to learn his method for getting the perfect bark, how to shape the brisket for even cooking, and what to do with all the trimmings.  Big Plate: It’s a pleasure to speak with you, Arnis, and get...

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Seven Steps to a Perfect Smoothie

Ever wondered to how to make your own delicious, healthy smoothie at home? Want to know which blender we suggest you use? (Spoiler alert: our recommendation is NOT the most expensive smoothie maker on the market!) Have you been confused about whether or not to use crushed ice in your smoothie? We will answer all your smoothie questions in this blog post! Making a smoothie is truly as simple as tossing ingredients in a blender and letting it rip,...

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How to Pair the Right Beer with the Right Food

Never has there been a better time to enjoy pairing beer with food, because never has the beer scene been more exciting! With the greater variety of beer styles available and the diversities within each style being widely available, your beer pairings can be more sophisticated than ever. This article will help you learn the basics of pairing beer with food, but there are some special considerations we need to cover first. 1) The taster’s frame of mind is...

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How to Evaluate Your Food

Did you know that "taste" and "flavor" are not the same? Taste is one of the five senses (touch, sight, sound, smell, taste), so it is physical and quantifiable within the five different taste categories. That's right--there are now FIVE taste categories: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami. While humanity has known about umami for thousands of years, the scientific community has been slow to add it to the official taste list because the receptors on the tongue for...

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