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Tom Jackson

Staff Chef

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.

Bacon Wrapped Dove Breasts

Recipe for Bacon Wrapped Dove Breasts

With dove hunting season now in full swing, we’re answering the call we’ve heard from so many of you for our take on this popular game bird. There are plenty ways you can go when preparing dove, and we could probably spend a week never repeating a recipe and never being disappointed, but today we share with you our favorite. The tried and true bacon wrapped dove breasts.

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Buffalo Chicken Grilled Salad

How to make a Buffalo Chicken Grilled Salad

We could almost call this recipe, "How to avoid a boring salad!" This Buffalo Chicken Grilled Salad is so packed with flavor. Big flavor in the chicken - the char, the Buffalo sauce. Big flavor in the dressing - the cilantro and garlic. Not to mention, it's visually stunning on the platter. Trust me, you don't want to scroll past this one!

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Steak Modiga

Steak Modiga Recipe

Summer is coming to an end and we're quickly approaching tailgate season. It's the perfect time to be outdoors and enjoying the good food with good people. Steak Modiga might just be the perfect addition to your late summer or game day cookouts! We're pounding out sirloin steaks, marinating them and breading them with cheese and breadcrumbs before rolling them up and placing them on skewers. It's almost like a pinwheel version of chicken fried steak!

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Kentucky Hot Brown

Best Recipe for Kentucky Hot Brown

The Kentucky Hot Brown is an American classic! This open-faced sandwich was created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky in 1926 to feed the masses of late night dancers who frequented the hotel. Of course, we at All Things Barbecue had to put our touch on the classic by smoking our turkey, instead of roasting it. But the rest we left unchanged.

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Bacon Bites

How to make Bacon Bites

Chef Tom cooks up the famous bacon bite recipe from BBQ Brian Misko’s “Grilling with House of Q” cookbook. A slab of cured bacon, cut into large strips and smoked, and then direct grilled before being sliced into cubes. Delicious!

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Snow Crab Jalapeño Poppers

Snow Crab Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño poppers are a favorite appetizer around here. We’re always looking for ways to tweak our poppers to make them new and exciting again, so when Steven Raichlen visited us and shared his bacon wrapped snow crab jalapeño poppers from his book Project Smoke, we couldn’t wait to share them with all of you!

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