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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.

Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

These Hasselback potatoes have been pretty popular across food blogs for some time now. We couldn't resist the opportunity to cook them on the grill and add a couple of our own personal touches in the process. If you're new to the idea, the Hasselback potato is a potato that has been cut into vertical slices, though not all the way through so that the potato holds together while it bakes. We're adding two different cheeses, butter, cream and more for that scalloped potato flavor that we all love!

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Steak Fajitas

Steak Fajitas Recipe

We're still kind of geeking out over cast iron plate setters for the kamado style grills. Last week we were baking pizzas on it. This week we're grilling flank steak directly on top. This is a pretty classic, solid fajita recipe that is simple and easy to translate to whichever cooker you're using, so non-ceramic grill users-- read on, as well!

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Hazelnut Bars

Salted Caramel Chocolate Hazelnut Bars Recipe

The Big Game is just days away, but, for once, all of you master procrastinators who have no idea what you’ll be cooking are in better shape than most. That’s because this dessert is better than most, and an ideal addition to your game day spread. Think chunky Nutella meets salted caramel on a flaky, buttery crust. Now clean the drool off your phone or keyboard and check out this recipe!

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Product Roundup: Weber Genesis Custom GrillGrates

Weber Genesis Custom GrillGrates Overview

GrillGrates are the ultimate upgrade for your Weber Genesis gas grill. These grates are made of aluminum which spreads the heat evenly before radiating it through the raised panels and applying a perfect sear to your food. These grates are custom cut to fit the current model Weber Genesis (19.5" front to back), but will fit the current Weber Summit 470 (with smoke box removed) and 670 (with smoke box in place).

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Fried Oyster & Hot Link Po' Boy

Fried Oyster & Hot Link Po' Boy Recipe

We’re less than a week away from Fat Tuesday, so why not whip up a Cajun favorite in celebration of Mardi Gras?! Certainly, there are plenty of culinary traditions to choose from, but when a sandwich is an option, you can bet I’m picking the sandwich. The Po’ Boy is a classic with so many variations that it’s hard to choose just one. That’s how we ended up with the Fried Oyster AND Hot Link Po’ Boy! And the beauty is, by utilizing the versatility of the Napoleon Prestige, you can do it all on the grill. And we did.

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