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.
We get a lot of requests for grilling fruits and veggies, and while it's really easy to throw some corn or asparagus, or apple or peaches right on the grates, we wanted to take things a little further. This is still a super easy dish to pull off. Roasting pears in cast iron on the grill is a great way to enjoy all the flavor and goodness of dessert without the guilt!
The holiday season is in full swing, and so much of the delicious food we eat around the holidays is food you can’t eat all the time. I mean heavy, I’m gonna be at the gym all week if I have another bite kind of food. This recipe packs all the flavor of delicious holiday food, without the heaviness afterward. So mix it up around the holidays, or bookmark this one for the new year. Whatever you do, don’t pass it over! It’s too good to miss!
Green bean casserole is a family favorite for us here at All Things Barbecue and Chef Tom brings a little life back to this boring old dish by breaking it down into three simple components and cooking it all up on our Napoleon Grill PRO665RSIB.
Hopefully you’ve checked out our latest Spatchcock Smoked Turkey video by now. And MAYBE you have a little left over? We’ve got a plan for that! This turkey and dumplings recipe is the perfect thing to mix up your leftover turkey meals. Take a break from the moist-maker sandwich. Dive into the dumpling!
It’s that time of year again… when pumpkin everything starts hitting the shelves and nearly every coffee shop and fast food restaurant gets in on the action as well. Well, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to pair your pumpkin with twelve pounds of sugar, in fact, it’s the perfect addition to a savory recipe such as this one.
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!