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.
This pork chop is stuffed with bourbon soaked cherries and raisins, toasted walnuts, fresh sage and cornbread. It’s perfectly suited for Autumn, and for keeping your grill active during the holiday season.
All Things Barbecue’s staff chef, Tom Jackson, shows you how to trim St. Louis Style Spare Ribs and walks you through the process of smoking, wrapping and saucing them. We smoked these ribs on a Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Smoker and used R Butts R Smokin’ Butt Kick’n Chicken and Ozark Heat rubs 50/50. We then sauced them with a 50/50 blend of a sweer BBQ sauce and Firebug Grill’n Sauce Hot.