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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.

Beer Cheddar Chowder with Bratwurst

Beer Cheddar Chowder with Bratwurst Recipe

Who’s ready for Fall? Sweater weather, football and changing leaves! And what better food to invite Autumn than soup? Not just soup, but beer, cheese and smokey bratwurst soup! We’re sharing the recipe now (though you won’t want to wait), so that you’re well-prepared for the first weekend of football, just a couple of weeks away.

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Brown Butter Nutella Skillet Cookie

Brown Butter Nutella Skillet Cookie Recipe

It’s almost not fair to call it a cookie, because you’ve never had a cookie like this. You’ll forget the semantics as soon as you take your first bite. We up the hazelnut and up the chocolate on top of the creamy Nutella base layer to make this skillet cookie Nutella amplified! It’s rich enough that a little goes a long way, so there is plenty to share (or not).

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Tips & Techniques: Sous-vide Tri-tip

Tips & Techniques: Sous-vide Tri-tip Recipe

Though the sous-vide technique was first developed over 40 years ago, it has only recently made its mainstream debut. Chefs in quality restaurants have long used this technique, and now sous-vide machines are becoming much more available to the general public. The idea is simple, really. Food is vacuum sealed in a bag and submerged in circulating water in which the temperature is precisely controlled.

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Tri-tip Roulade

Tri-tip Roulade Recipe

Very simply, the term roulade refers to rolling meat. This simple idea is a fantastic technique that can be translated to a variety of meats. In fact, we’ve visited this idea a few times in the past. The Southwestern Stuffed Pork Loin, Chicken Spedini, and Turkey Roulade are great examples. When it comes to beef roulades, flank steak is usually top dog. We, however, are kind of crazy about tri-tip right now, even if it will require a little extra effort in this application. This recipe will take a whole tri-tip roast, sliced horizontally and meat glued together to give us something similar to the shape of a flank steak.

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