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Latest Stories Jack Wagner Serenades Birthday Girl Heather Locklearupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 09:10:00

The actress and her beau celebrate at a Korean barbecue restaurant in Beverly Hills

How to make grilling saferupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 14:27:00

When the dog days hit Boston, Massachusetts, Stephanie Meyers starts cooking alfresco to keep things cool indoors.

FSB: Grills! Grills! Grills!updated: Thu Sep 10 2009 13:40:00

Serial entrepreneur Phillip Swan, 46, visited his native England last year and ended up in charge of a cookout for 20 people at his best friend's house. Instead of firing up his massive propane BBQ, Swan's buddy brought out disposable grills: baking pans with built-in cooking racks.

Barbecue, Bible and Abe chase racism from Mississippi rib jointupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 10:58:00

Pat Davis was just 10 years old when two black men came into his father's barbecue joint in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in 1947. A huge fuss ensued, with four racists shouting every name in the book. Levi Johnston Dishes on Palin Householdupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 07:46:00

The almost son-in-law says Sarah Palin hated being governor and spoke openly of divorce

Man escapes charges for barbecuing pet dogupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 09:21:00

A man who roasted his pet dog to enjoy as a meal with his family and friends escaped prosecution after authorities in New Zealand determined the animal was killed humanely.

For Eggheads, grilling is a way of lifeupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 13:18:00

The average temperature in Bloomington, Minnesota, in January was 6.4 degrees Fahrenheit. But that didn't stop Adam Frey from grilling outdoors and burning through 80 pounds of charcoal during the month.

Fourth of July goes globalupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 08:41:00

Hot dogs? Check. Fireworks? Check. Big Ben? Wait a minute...

Grill, baby, grill: BBQ competitions are hotupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 09:42:00

Of all the great sports of summer, only one leaves competitors covered with sauce, smelling like smoke and clutching trophies with charcoal under their fingernails.

Fun for the whole family in Kansas Cityupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 12:48:00

The kids don't know what to do first.

FSB: Battling the slump with beer and barbequeupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 10:47:00

Making merry is serious business at Circle R Ranch, located 10 miles north of Dallas in bucolic Flower Mound, Texas.

White senator discovers family's African-American rootsupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 14:54:00

It's often said that a real Southerner can "claim kin" with anyone.

Rand family reunionupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 14:54:00

CNN's Soledad O'Brien discovers the Rands and the missing link in their family tree.

Quest for the best barbecueupdated: Fri May 22 2009 09:10:00

If Daniel Vaughn has his way, he said, his newborn daughter will "teethe on a rib bone." Gisele Bündchen, Tom Brady Enjoy Beach Time & BBQ Before Weddingupdated: Sun Apr 05 2009 14:27:00

After spending the afternoon at a Costa Rican beach, the couple treat guests to a cookout

Eating his way to a six-pack with 16 eggs a dayupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 15:47:00

Every day, Jason Dinant chows down 16 hard-boiled egg whites, one and a quarter pound of meat and four cups of vegetables, sprinkled with an occasional carbohydrate.

Commentary: Begging businesses should be held to same standardupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 22:20:00

At this hour Friday, Congress is still fighting over whether to give the automakers $14 billion to try to prevent General Motors and Chrysler from going bankrupt.

FSB: A cult BBQ brand stages a comebackupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 11:53:00

A sixth-generation Texan, Alen Smith had dreamed of finding that gusher of liquid gold that would make him a legend. And he did - in a pot of barbecue sauce bubbling on his aunt's stove.

Vibrant Buenos Aires can be easy on the walletupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 11:01:00

Vegetarians, beware. It's Wednesday night at the Garden House Hostel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the unmistakable scent of juicy slabs of meat on the grill is wafting through the halls, luring guests to its source. Tom Cruise Gets Comedic Revenge on Matt Lauer at Roastupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 23:55:00

The actor draws roars of laughter at the Friars event, calling the Today host a "glib putz"

Just say what you want -- puhleeeze!updated: Wed Sep 03 2008 10:30:00

Hanging back, dropping hints, and generally mousing around gets you nowhere and drives other people nuts. Here's what you should do instead.

Just say what you want!updated: Tue Sep 02 2008 15:04:00

Hanging back, dropping hints, and generally mousing around gets you nowhere and drives other people nuts. Here's what you should do instead.

FSB: Grilling on your backyard dragonupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 08:13:00

All that sculptor Ed McBride intended to build was a simple charcoal grill for his backyard. A year later he was searing salmon steaks on a barbecue fashioned to look like a five-foot-tall dragon. David Arquette: Coco Loves Broccoli!updated: Sat Jul 05 2008 20:35:00

The proud dad talks about cooking for his daughter – and the family's weekend BBQs Farms: Tomato Sales Plummetingupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 02:20:00 Keith Urban Hosts Backyard Barbecue For Fansupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 15:46:00

He hugs you "like he's your long, lost friend," one lucky attendee tells PEOPLE

Fortune: Trader, father, veteran, convictupdated: Sat Jun 07 2008 15:14:00

To friends, the idea that Craig Gile would end up in prison just didn't make sense. He was the guy on the tennis court who went out of his way to correct line calls.

Get your grill in shape for summerupdated: Tue May 13 2008 08:25:00

Nothing announces the arrival of summer like firing up the grill. Unfortunately, nothing sours a summer party faster than a grill that won't light, smokes too much, or cooks unevenly. Grease, marinades, and sauces wreak havoc on gas burners, while charcoal grills suffer the corrosive properties of charcoal.

Israel at 60: A land dividedupdated: Thu May 08 2008 18:42:00

CNN's Atika Shubert reports on Israelis' divergent views as the country celebrates 60 years since its creation. Kid Rock's Hair to Be Tamed at Waffle House?updated: Tue Mar 11 2008 14:22:00

If the singer wants to work the grill, "he’ll have to restrain his hair," says the restaurant's manager

No news, just ribs at McCain barbecueupdated: Tue Mar 04 2008 11:45:00

Instead of appealing for votes on the campaign trail, Sen. John McCain spent the weekend playing host at his rustic Arizona home -- and on Sunday members of the traveling press corps were his guests.

Barbecue over burial site?updated: Sat Jan 19 2008 11:51:00

There are allegations that a barbecue may have been held over the site where a pregnant Marine was buried.

Road diary: Three confessions from McCain's busupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 13:22:00

Here are three things I learned about Sen. John McCain: He wears SPF 70 sunscreen. He looks vaguely like my uncle. And the water he drinks tastes like everyone else's.

McCain's 'No Surrender' tourupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 13:22:00

Republican White House hopeful John McCain launches his 'No Surrender' bus tour.

Table-hopping in Atlantaupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 01:21:00

Whether they're in Atlantic Station or Inman Park, Atlanta restaurants have hit their stride. T+L heads south to get a taste of some of Georgia's best homegrown talent.

Turn your backyard barbecue greenupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 22:25:00

Labor Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are the most popular days to cook outside on the grill says the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Asssociation. Americans grill with a passion, the group notes, with eight out of 10 U.S. households owning a grill or smoker and half use it more than four times a month.

Home suite homeupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 21:51:00

Traditionally, an extended-stay hotel was little more than a motel with big rooms, tiny kitchens and discounts for guests staying awhile. Realizing just how lucrative the business-travel market is, major hotel corporations are jumping in.

Carbon monoxide poisoning danger worse during hurricane seasonupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 21:38:00

Carbon monoxide poisoning remains a danger year-round in the United States, but health officials warn that hurricane season increases that danger. Mom: Lindsay's Birthday Was a 'Quiet, Lovely Day'updated: Wed Jul 04 2007 09:12:00

It wasn't a Las Vegas blowout, but Lindsay Lohan did get an intimate, low-key party for her 21st birthday, her mother tells PEOPLE.

It's a yurt spurtupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 23:22:00

These days, the tent-like domes are popping up around the world, bringing comfort to the wilderness with an eye toward low-impact tourism.

Austin: Haven for the healthy, paradise for the party crowdupdated: Mon Jul 02 2007 22:15:00

At dusk, stand on the Congress Avenue bridge over Town Lake, the span linking hip downtown to funkier South Austin, and you'll see it.

Fireworks and feasting are readied for July 4updated: Mon Jul 02 2007 03:37:00

Wednesday, Americans will celebrate Independence Day with picnics, parades and pyrotechnics. And with the population at more than 300 million, there will be a lot of all three.

How to build a fire pitupdated: Mon Jul 02 2007 02:18:00

How to build a fire pit

Design your outdoor kitchenupdated: Mon Jul 02 2007 02:18:00

Nothing makes dining outside easier than a fully equipped kitchen just steps from the house.

Getting ramped up for July 4 festivitiesupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 16:30:00

Having just participated in the vote declaring the United States independent of Great Britain, John Adams wrote his wife Abigail in 1776, predicting that July day "will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival ... with pomp and parade; with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other."

Cooks, sports guys, gadget gurus will enjoy Father's Dayupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 09:44:00

One shopping expert says that most gifts for Father's Day will fit in one of four categories. Nicole Richie: 'Weight-Limit' E-Mail Was a Jokeupdated: Thu May 31 2007 15:22:00

Nicole Richie sent friends what she thought was a humorous e-mail invitation to her Memorial Day barbecue - and she can't understand why people don't get the joke.

Money Magazine: Take your home outsideupdated: Thu May 17 2007 15:24:00

Pam and Mark Elmore weren't in the market for a home last summer. But when the Bend, Ore. couple happened to stop by a newly built house with a 1,000-square-foot patio, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen - fridge and range included -and a fire pit, they immediately realized they had to have it. Holding All the Cards updated: Tue May 15 2007 10:58:00

To hear some awed Cardinals employees tell it, Russ Grimm's backyard would not look out of place on a slice of choice beachfront property in Cabo San Lucas. His spacious pool includes a swim-up bar, button-activated waterfalls and gas flames shooting out of rock formations. Grimm moved into the pimped-out pad in suburban Chandler near the team's training facility shortly after accepting Arizona's offer to become assistant head coach and offensive line coach in late January. On more than one occasion since, he and his boss, new Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, have stood together beside the abundant outdoor kitchen and clinked mugs holding fresh-from-the-tap beer in a toast to their good fortunes.

From the campaign trail: Iowans basking in '08 loveupdated: Fri Apr 06 2007 11:26:00

A backyard barbecue with more than 200 guests, an event center bustling with loyal Republicans at noon and a high school gym at capacity by 5 p.m.: It must be Iowa with presidential contenders in town. Memphis rulesupdated: Thu Feb 15 2007 14:49:00

As swimsuit locations go, Memphis rocked.

CNNMoney: How I rent my summer vacation homeupdated: Thu Dec 21 2006 13:31:00

For vacationers, there's an affordable, comfortable and convenient alternative to booking a hotel room. It's renting a whole house.

Today's Buzz storiesupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 15:19:00

Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn says she struggled through decades of abuse and hopes her story will inspire other women.

CNNMoney: The great outdoors made greaterupdated: Wed Nov 22 2006 09:52:00

Americans are involved in a new "space race." According to the American Institute of Architects, Americans are making their outside spaces more and more elaborate - and more like their inside ones.

CNNMoney: Extravagant ranch housesupdated: Thu Aug 03 2006 10:54:00

Pity the poor ranch house; it gets little respect at all. The simple, uncomplicated ranch style is, to its critics, no style at all.

Fortune: Grilling timeupdated: Wed May 17 2006 10:08:00

In the spring, any food enthusiast's fancy turns to thoughts of...grilling.

Texas Hill Country: The next Napa?updated: Thu Mar 16 2006 10:02:00

Texans consider seeing the bluebonnets abloom in the Hill Country a true rite of passage. For those of us merely passing through this time of year, the experience borders on pure joy.

FSB: New Tailgating Gear...updated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

Sports Brand Meat Branding Iron, $30 Sure, you can wear your favorite team's logo, but now, thanks to Topeka entrepreneur Ed Shamburg, you can eat it too. Similar to a cattle brand, his stainless-s...

Spain: BBQ sparked deadly blazeupdated: Tue Jul 19 2005 05:56:00

An army of firefighters and aircraft in Spain is continuing to battle a forest fire that authorities believe was started by a barbecue, with hopes of bringing it under control later Tuesday, government officials said.

11 killed in Spanish forest fireupdated: Mon Jul 18 2005 07:51:00

A forest fire in Spain apparently sparked by a weekend barbecue has killed at least 11 firefighters, officials say.

CNNMoney: Ultimate summer cookoutupdated: Tue Jul 12 2005 16:00:00

Summertime brings out my inner Walter Mitty.

Recipes from 'Eat This Book'updated: Thu May 26 2005 10:21:00

Here are some of the recipes mentioned in the article "Sinful tastes, healthy eating" from Tyler Florence's "Eat This Book":

Authorities rule out sighting updated: Fri May 20 2005 05:03:00

Authorities have ruled out a purported sighting of two missing Idaho children at a Bonners Ferry, Idaho store, said a spokesman for the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department.

Coroner: Idaho victims had blunt head traumaupdated: Thu May 19 2005 08:15:00

The coroner's office concluded Thursday the victims of a triple homicide in this quiet Idaho town died of blunt force trauma to the head -- a crime that has puzzled investigators and left two young children missing.

Fortune: STARBUCKS: THE NEXT GENERATIONupdated: Mon Apr 04 2005 00:01:00

Taking charge of an iconic company is a grande--no, make that a venti--challenge for the new CEO of Starbucks, Jim Donald. After a career in the supermarket trade (starting at 16 as a bagger), he j...

Kerry continues VP mating danceupdated: Mon Jul 05 2004 07:49:00

The increasingly well-staffed political universe will descend upon a BBQ this afternoon in Fox Chapel, the 90-acre farm outside Pittsburgh where John Kerry will host pols from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and continue his VP mating dance for everyone, yet no one, to see. (Warning: This may involve banjo playing.)

Independence Day events both solemn and celebratoryupdated: Mon Jul 05 2004 03:56:00

Americans marked the 228th birthday of the United States with the customary backyard barbecues, picnics, parades and fireworks, but one event was a reminder that freedom often comes at a price.

Money Magazine: The Grate Outdoors Turn up the heat and grab some meat. We picked the best grills on the marketupdated: Thu Jul 01 2004 00:01:00

Grilling, barbecuing, cooking out--by any name, Americans do a lot of it. Some 14 million grills were sold in 2003, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, and that figure is expecte...

Fortune: Insider's City Guideupdated: Mon Jun 28 2004 00:01:00

You're traveling on business this summer and find yourself with a few hours to kill. No client to satisfy. No kids to entertain. Just you--itching to fill your belly, slake your thirst, and relax i...

CNNMoney: Outdoor chicupdated: Wed Jun 23 2004 11:32:00

BEND, Ore. (CNN/Money) - Americans, it seems, have been neglecting one of the best "rooms" in their house - the one out their back doors.

CNNMoney: Choosing the right grillupdated: Fri May 28 2004 15:16:00

OK, so maybe you're not Bobby Flay, host of the Food Network's "Hot Off the Grill with Bobby Flay." But you can still impress family and friends this Memorial Day weekend with a traditional cookout.

'Super Smokers' Sweet and Smoky Dry Rub Ribs recipeupdated: Fri May 28 2004 10:13:00

Method: Indirect grilling

Drunken Steak recipeupdated: Fri May 28 2004 10:12:00

Method: Direct grilling

FSB: Sweet Things, Small Packages At the Fancy Food Show, family recipes and novel ideas go from kitchen to boardroom. Vegan marshmalupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 00:01:00

Here's a tip in case you ever attend the winter Fancy Food Show, which spotlights the newest specialty foodstuffs: Balance your sweets and your savories. If a three-day diet of Frick & Frack's Dino...

Fortune: The Ungulate That Conquered America's Patios Blue Rhino, the No. 1 propane-tank distributor, is on a roll.updated: Mon Sep 15 2003 00:01:00

Do you have a gas grill? Noticed how many propane tanks these days have stickers with little blue cartoon rhinoceroses? Well, maybe you should: Blue Rhino (RINO, $13), the company that makes all th...

Money Magazine: Toast of the Coast You'd be surprised where you'll find some of Highway 1's most intriguing food and lodgingupdated: Fri Aug 01 2003 00:01:00

The best food I had on this trip down Highway 1 was from a makeshift barbecue stand on the east side of the main drag in tiny Guadalupe, 30 miles south of San Luis Obispo. I'm still kicking myself ...

Money Magazine: Meals Without Wheels Some foods evoke a unique sense of place--but you can enjoy them anywhereupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

America is full of foods that are deeply woven into the fabric of their local regions while remaining virtually unknown in other parts of the country. But what if you don't have the time to travel ...

Money Magazine: How Does Your Garden Grow? Not all landscape projects pay off. We'll tell you which ones do.updated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

Do you crave a tranquil pond surrounded by cascading plants and moss-covered rocks? A flagstone patio with a built-in stainless-steel gas grill and a custom bar? Or do you want both?

Money Magazine: Making landscaping payupdated: Tue Apr 29 2003 14:22:00

Do you crave a tranquil pond surrounded by cascading plants and moss-covered rocks? A flagstone patio with a built-in stainless-steel gas grill and a custom bar? Or do you want both?

FSB: Mayupdated: Wed May 01 2002 00:01:00

May 1-12: FLOWER FESTIVAL AT THE BILTMORE ESTATE There's nothing wrong with an FTD bouquet, but if you really want to show Mom you care, take her to the Biltmore Estate Festival of Flowers, featuri...

Fortune: Birth Of A Rib Joint New York City's highest-rated high-end restaurateur is going in a new direction: down-home.updated: Mon Apr 29 2002 00:01:00

Even if you're among the best in the business, launching a new product isn't easy. Here the business is restaurants--where by some estimates 80% fail or change hands within two years of opening. Th...

Money Magazine: 'Cue Ratings Why good barbecue is worth traveling for--and where you can get it.updated: Sat Sep 01 2001 00:01:00

One bright summer afternoon in 1999, my buddy Sherman and I headed northeast out of Memphis and drove about 100 miles to the tiny Tennessee village of Cedar Grove. After fruitlessly cruising about ...

Fortune: The Grill Next Doorupdated: Mon Jun 11 2001 00:01:00

Last year over 15 million grills were sold in the U.S. "Some people build entire outdoor kitchens," says Bobby Flay, chef and author of Boy Meets Grill. "But that's not necessary." Well, of course ...

FSB: Barbecue Basics Where to find the best little 'cue houses in Texasupdated: Tue May 01 2001 00:01:00

Whenever I go back to Texas, which is where I was born and raised, I indulge in the four basic Lone Star food groups: Tex-Mex, Shiner Bock, chicken fried steak, and barbecue. Now, I'd like to say u...

Fortune: Classicupdated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

The wall calendars say 2000 at Louie Mueller's Barbecue, 45 minutes northeast of Austin, Texas, but it might as well be 1959, when Louie Mueller moved his meat market and barbecue pit into the "new...

Money Magazine: Americanaupdated: Sat Jul 01 2000 00:01:00

$175 Cruise the roads of the Mississippi Delta in a '55 Cadillac. The eight-hour Blues & Blacktop guided tour stops at juke joints and barbecue shacks. See

Money Magazine: Fixed In Place Unlike, say, Buffalo wings, these great regional dishes never left home.updated: Mon Mar 01 1999 00:01:00

One Autumn day a few years ago, I found myself in central Wisconsin with one afternoon left on my vacation and two places I desperately wanted to visit. If I went north, I could go to Hayward, home...

Fortune: The Primal Urge for Ribsupdated: Mon Aug 17 1998 00:01:00

Beef or pork? Slathered with sauce or dry-rubbed with spices? No matter how your ribs are prepared, gnawing the meat off the bone remains one of the most pleasantly primal eating experiences around...

Money Magazine: Facts About The Fourthupdated: Wed Jul 01 1998 00:01:00

This month, patriotism, charcoal and bottle rockets combine to form that most American of holiday events--the Fourth of July picnic. More than 80% of the country plans a barbecue, and you can amaze...

Money Magazine: 'Cue Tips If you want to get serious about your cookouts, it's time for a gas grill. Here's what to look for so you don't get buupdated: Mon Jun 01 1998 00:01:00

The time has come. It's barbecue season again, and this year you're going to buy a real grill. No more of those cheap charcoal grills bought spur of the moment from the local hardware store, the on...


So you've landed the vice presidency, you're spending tons of your company's money at the bistro of the moment, and the maitre d' still sniffs and seats you near the busboy. Now what? For those of ...


Reading the recent history of Sunbeam-Oster you get the feeling someone put this $1.4 billion household appliance maker in one of its own blenders and pushed the puree button. In 1990, several high...

Fortune: THE NEW ERA PAYOFF FROM THE NEW MANAGEMENT Thermos replaced its bureaucratic culture with flexible interdisciplinary teams. Thenupdated: Mon Dec 13 1993 00:01:00

WHEN Monte Peterson took over as CEO of Thermos in 1990, he faced the toughest task in business. Says he: ''We needed to totally reinvent the company.'' Famous for its Thermos bottles and lunch box...

Fortune: CEO SHAKES POTS, PANSupdated: Mon Dec 02 1991 00:01:00

You'd think that 12 charcoal- and gas-fired barbecues in the backyard would give even the most enthusiastic amateur chef enough cooking surfaces to handle any demand. It's not enough for Roger Stan...

Money Magazine: SUMMER WINES FOR $10 AND UNDERupdated: Thu Jun 01 1989 00:01:00

Finding the right wine to serve with summer foods is a lot trickier than shelling out for just the right Bordeaux to go with a roast veal dinner in winter. First, you probably don't want to spend t...

Fortune: The Politics of Dogs, A Comma That Counted, Losing a Double-Header, and Other Matters. Reaching Out to the Rightupdated: Mon Oct 12 1987 00:01:00

Bobby Seale has plans. Big plans. ''I want to become the barbecue kingpin of America,'' said the legendary co-founder of the Black Panther party, the symbol of revolution and the radical left . . ....

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