BGE Reflections

BGE Reflections

This past weekend DUCKCHAR was fortunate enough to attend the first annual Chef’s Shoppe Big Green Egg Fest. Like previous Eggfests, we had a blast. Nancy, Scott, and Lisa from Chef’s Shoppe put together an incredible, sold-out, event. Definitely something to put on your calendar if you’re a backyard chef, Egghead, or live in the Edwardsville, Illinois area. Ten teams put their best foot forward and served 200 hungry and excited attendees.

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The BLT Just Got Better: Duck Bacon

The BLT Just Got Better: Duck Bacon

Behold the DBLT! It's the newest and greatest sandwich on the block: delicious maple sriracha duck bacon with spicy mayo, duck fat charred bread, fresh tomato and lettuce. The ingredients are is simple as it gets but the flavor is unlike any BLT you've tried. We guarantee it.

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Essential Grilling Gizmos

Essential Grilling Gizmos

There are so many grill gadgets out there. Some are useful. Some are not. Some are just expensive grill status symbols. Here are two things that every backyard griller should purchase because it will make your life a heck of a lot easier. These are super simple tools that pay grilling dividends for years to come.

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Introducing.... SMOKE SOMETHIN' ™

 Smoke Somethin' Rub & Seasoning
 

Our customers having been asking for it, so here IT is! Smoke Somethin' ™ is inspired by all of the time we've spent getting smoked DUCKCHAR just right. This rub takes smoked duck to the next level. It's also great as a base for a marinade. It's bold, smoky, and packs just the right about of heat. While we designed it for DUCKCHAR, it's also great with beef, chicken, and pork. In the next couple of weeks, we will be launching new recipes featuring this versatile rub.

Enjoy!

Team DUCKCHAR

 

Duck 'n Waffles

Duck 'n Waffles

Our friend and grill master, Rusty Ducworth, attended the 2018 Sunshine State Eggfest in 2018 Melbourne, Florida. Rusty put his own twist on Chicken and Waffles and developed Duck N Waffles, an awesome DUCKCHAR brunch recipe. Based on the Eggheads feedback, it was a hit. Speaking on behalf of taste buds everywhere, we graciously say, “thank you.”

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San Diego Eggfest

San Diego Eggfest

It was our first time firing up a BGE in SD and it did not disappoint. The event was perfectly organized and there were plenty of great cook teams serving such a wide range of food that there was something for everybody. We're talking stuff from pastrami burgers to lump charcoal baked peach cobbler. 

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Deli Sandwich Game Changer: Corned Duck

Deli Sandwich Game Changer: Corned Duck

Everyone has their favorite deli. You walk in and order the same thing almost every time. It's that good. Maybe it's a pastrami sandwich. Maybe it's corned beef with a side of potato salad. It's always the same and that's a good thing because that sandwich is really freakin' tasty. 

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Duck Confusion

We spend a lot of time at Food Festivals and Farmers Markets talking to people about DUCKCHAR and Moulard Duck. There is a lot of confusion about the various duck breeds because honestly, it’s confusing. A lot of folks think they have tried Moulard Duck before. Generally speaking, they have not. Different ducks have different tastes, appearances, and applications. And quite frankly, when it comes to cooking and eating, Moulard duck is by far the best tasting duck out there, so tasty that it is known as “Duck Steak”. We are OBVIOUSLY biased but an objective eater would agree, when it comes to the tastiest and best duck, Moulard is King.

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SoCal Eggfest

SoCal Eggfest

A little over a week ago, we attended another Eggfest. We'll set the scene for you. It took place at a private airport Upland, California. There were planes flying overhead, mountains as a backdrop, and BGE smoke rising everywhere. This event was our first in Southern California and it did not disappoint. Our friends at Outdoor Kitchen Creations organized this Eggfest and they were nice enough to let us put on yet another "duck demo." We taught some folks how to grill and pan sear Moulard Duck Breast on a Big Green Egg. Then we all had a bite to eat together.

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DUCKCHAR Featured in Food & Wine!

DUCKCHAR was recently featured in Food & Wine! Check it out!

DUCKCHAR Food & Wine story >

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Duck Bacon is The Future

Duck Bacon is The Future

Our friend Adam Golias @GoliasGrills put together this killer DUCKCHAR Bacon recipe. Who knew that you could make bacon even better? Adam did. And he took bacon to the next frontier: duck.

Learn more about Moulard Duck Breast >

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Final Pick

Another set of games, another opportunity to be wrong. Turns out our analysis and instincts were correct (See Michigan and Villanova picks) but the Constanza method proved costly.

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Final Four Tourney Picks

It’s the last weekend of March Madness. Three more games and three more opportunities to incorrectly predict the winners. We have an entirely new betting approach heading into Final Four. Do the opposite. Yes, we are taking the advice of George Constanza, "If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right,” - our new mantra.

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Easter Sunday Planning

Easter Sunday Planning

Easter Sunday is coming up. And for a lot of folks, that means preparing food for a lot of people. Cooking and creating a cool table setting is fun. Rushing around at the last minute is not. Like anything, if you plan and get a few things together ahead of time, the hours leading up to your big meal will certainly be more pleasant. Here are some tips to make your next meal spectacular and less stressful:

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BBQ Burglars

Thieves are not just interested in your money. BBQ Burglars are on the loose in Missouri. Be on the lookout if you make competition level BBQ. You could be next!

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Sweet 16 Predictions...

The Sweet 16 is about to tip off and we are re-assessing our bracketology. Apparently, 1 seeds can lose to 16 seeds but 16 seeds still can’t win the tournament. Our bracket advice was wrong, very, very, wrong. However, one strategy did work: picking games based on hypothetical match ups between the schools’ notable alumi. Since this worked last week (see Syracuse pick), it’ll work this week. With the help of Wikipedia we will randomly pick alums from tournament schools to decide the winner (aka basketball analytics).

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March Madness Guide

It is day two of the tourney so your bracket is undoubtedly busted. Don’t worry you’re in good company. Since no one ever knows what will happen, we provided some less-than-expert advice on how to pick your brackets:

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DUCKCHAR Eggfest Reflections

DUCKCHAR Eggfest Reflections

Unfortunately, we returned to the real world this Monday morning but we had the best weekend ever. We were fortunate enough to attend our first ever Eggfest. It. Was. Amazing. We flew down to Florida for the first annual Chain of Lakes Eggfest hosted by B.J. Mannix in Winterhaven, Florida. B.J. and his team absolutely crushed it.

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Griller's Block

Griller's Block

I’m sure you have all heard of writer’s block. Well let us tell you about a lesser known but widespread mental barrier - griller’s block. We’ve all been there before. You look down at your grill and for the first time in a long time you feel, dare I say it, uninspired. What you cook tastes great but the meals are starting to lack in variety. 

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Cast Iron Care

Cast Iron Care

Many of us have retreated to the safe havens of our kitchen during this cold winter. That means less cooking on the grill and more cooking with a cast iron skillet.

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