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 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.
Josh Cary and Chef Tom Jackson take on the classic German sausage with a little twist in this episode of Cooking with Fire. They cook up some Bratwurst Meatball Subs, and make a beer and cheese infused sauerkraut to go on top.
Just when you thought we’d run out of ways to use bacon… We’re employing a brand new (to us) technique that might change all kinds of classic foods (like turning regular chicken wings into Bourbon Bacon Chicken Wings!). It’s bacon paste!
What do you do with all that leftover pork shoulder from last weekend? You could make tacos or a pizza… again. Or, you could make this killer Pulled Pork Cornbread Waffle Sandwich with Caramelized Onion & Apple Chutney.
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!
Josh Cary and Chef Tom Jackson take the Cooking with Fire podcast to Argentina and talk about one of their favorite culinary icons, Chef Francis Mallmann. Chef Tom also gives you a fantastic recipe for Tournedos Wrapped in Bacon and Sage out of Mallmann’s cookbook Seven Fires.
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!
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.
One of the most beautiful things about potatoes is that there are SO MANY ways you can enjoy them. So, if you’re tired of baked or mashed or whatever your potato rut may be, dive into this killer Pesto Potato recipe.
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!
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!