Chef Tom Jackson is a Kansas native, born and raised in Wichita. In 2008 he and his wife moved to Portland, Oregon where he attended Oregon Culinary Institute. Tom studied both general culinary skills as well as baking and pastry while working as a cook in a variety of restaurants. After graduating from Oregon Culinary Institute he began working as a bread baker and pastry chef at the renowned Ken’s Artisan Bakery in Northwest Portland. He spent more than four years honing his skills under James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Ken Forkish.
In that time he and his wife had their first child, and the draw of home and family grew stronger. Longtime friends of the Cary family, owners of All Things Barbecue, they returned to Kansas to help All Things Barbecue continue to excel in their cooking classes. Tom has been further developing and building cooking classes and private events at All Things Barbecue since March 2014.
Chef Tom smokes up some classic Venison Summer Sausage with a mixture of 2/3 venison and 1/3 beef fat. Using these LEM seasonings makes sausage making incredibly simple, and they’re a great jumping off point for making a sausage just the way you like it. Enjoy!
Josh Cary and Chef Tom Jackson discuss the history of flour milling and the great Oliver Evans automatic flour mill. Plus, Chef Tom bakes up his famous Federal Poundcake recipe on the Kamado Joe Classic II.
This is a solid potato side dish for a Tex-Mex or Latin inspired meal. It features longaniza, a sausage similar to chorizo. I know at our house, and here in the All Things Barbecue teaching kitchen, we’re often cooking Latin inspired foods, so who wouldn’t like another fantastic potato side dish to fit!
Josh Cary and Chef Tom Jackson talk about the 1904 Saint Louis World’s Fair and why it is the center of so many food creation myths and Tom cooks up a delicious Beer Can Bacon Burger with beer braised onions and jalapeños.
Chef Tom cooks up not one but three pizzas on the Uuni 3 Portable Wood Fired Oven. We like to think there’s a little something in here for everyone, so enjoy and let us know what you’d like to see us cook next.
Josh Cary and Chef Tom Jackson cover the history of the great Arthur Valentine and his Valentine Manufacturing Co. which manufactured portable diner buildings in the middle of the last century. Chef Tom then cooks up an amazing diner burger on a flat top griddle.
Chef Tom shows off the new Uuni 3 Portable Wood Fired Oven and walks you through the changes and upgrades from the previous model. But in the end, the most important thing about this oven is the killer food it creates... and it is amazing.
The beer can burger is back! This time the monster half pound beef burger is sharing the stage with chorizo. Stuffed full of beer braised onions and peppers, topped with manchego cheese and sitting atop fresh made guacamole, there’s no room for disappointment!
Chef Tom cooks up a barbecue classic, the Moink Ball. This combination of Italian Beef meatballs and bacon is a standard snack at barbecue competitions around the country… but we’re going to go ahead and make our meatballs from scratch.