Dinner at Osteria Francescana at Casa Maria Luigi

Osteria Francescana at Casa Maria Luigi by Massimo Bottura Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, is often selected as one of the top restaurants in the world, if not the best. Chef Bottura amazes all of the senses with his food and innovative takes on cuisine. His small restaurant in Modena has spawned an empire, and […]

A visit to Massimo Battura’s Casa Maria Luigi

September and October are usually “down” months for me in my professional life. There is a seasonal slow down at Memphis BBQ Company, there’s not a ton of shopping at The BBQ Allstars, and we’re in the shoulder season between summer and winter in the South (some may call the 2 weeks we get of […]

The Pitmaster Interviews!

Every year at Memphis in May, I like to masquerade as an “embedded reporter” and ask champion pitmasters the hard-hitting questions, like what toppings do you put on hot dogs, or do they prefer tighty-whities or boxers!  We always get asked about cooking BBQ, so I just think it’s fun to chew the fat about […]

Announcing Maggie’s General Store!

I’m really pleased to announce my new website, Maggie’s General Store! My daughter, Lauren, and I make or personally source all of the products available.  We’re awfully proud of the products, and really know that you will enjoy them.  Our apothocary product line includes many bath products such as bath salts, fluffy robes, body scrubs, sugar […]