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.
With the holiday season approaching, a lot of folks are reaching for lamb for a special dinner or gathering. This recipe has the rack lamb coated in a savory marinade and packed with bread crumbs and parmesan, for a fried-like texture on the surface. The flavors are fantastic, and the presentation is beautiful!
Here in Kansas, it seems that Fall needs a little coaxing. The cooler weather and changing leaves are taking their time arriving, but we’re not waiting any longer. It’s soup season! We’re combining two of our favorite things, beer and cheese, to make a creamy, delicious, gonna-eat-it-even-though-it’s-still-warm-outside soup!
With a little patience and just a handful of ingredients, you could be enjoying your very own home made bacon at a fraction of the price that you’re paying for the store bought stuff. The best part? The endless options for customizing your bacon. But lets start with the basics. Read on, if you’re ready to take your bacon to the next level!
We love Chili around here, and the season is right. Instead of ground beef, we take a page out of the competition chili handbook and swapped to tri-tip as it is lean, and will continue to stay tender when braised without falling apart. Enjoy!
Oktoberfest may have officially wrapped up this week, but we’re not ready to give it up just yet. As the weather cools, this warm potato salad becomes a fantastic side dish to lengthen your grilling season!
Day two of Autumn and it’s 90ºF here in Kansas. But I suppose it doesn’t matter, whether you’re looking to hold on to Summer grilling or spice up the falling temperatures, this shrimp skewer recipe will not disappoint!
Thanks our never ending quest to find ways to stuff cheese and other fillings into chiles and wrap them in pork, we bring you the prosciutto wrapped, sausage and cream cheese stuffed pickled pepper popper. Enjoy!