The Classics – Pho

Before I get into this week’s challenge, I want to thank everyone that voted for me in round 1 of Foodbuzz’s Project Food Blog! I think only 400 bloggers made it through, but I think there were only 655 to start with. With that in mind, the contest goes from 400 to 200 this week, ... Read More »

Why do I blog?

This is the first entry for Livefire in the Foodbuzz “Project Food Blog Challenge”!!! The first part of the challenge is to describe what defines me as a food blogger. On one front, that’s easy… stuff cooked with live fire. But even though I’d really rather talk about food than about me, there’s more to ... Read More »

Great Steak Challenge – Region 8

Region 8′s semifinal for the Beringer Great Steak Challenge is now over!  I had high hopes, but, alas, I didn’t place.  I did give it a good try; one of the judges said they really liked my Red Eye Steak, while the other two said it had a bit too much coffee to it, but ... Read More »

Steak Comp vs. BBQ Comp Part 2

I was without internet connection at my hotel (sorry, I couldn’t believe the Westin wanted to charge $14.95/day for internet, and it wasn’t even wireless!), so I didn’t get any updates to the Beringer Great Steak Challenge. I wanted to finish my comparison to barbecue competitions… I already talked about what had to be prepped ... Read More »

Steak Comp vs. BBQ Comp

I’m getting ready to go to the Region 8 Beringer Great Steak Competition, and I can’t help but compare it to getting ready for a barbecue competition. One major difference is the amount of gear needed. Here’s what I need to take (along with clothes for the weekend) for the steak comp: Just my camera ... Read More »

Beringer Great Steak Challenge – Last Practice

On Tuesday, I had just enough time to do one more practice run before this coming weekend’s Beringer Great Steak Challenge Region 8 competition in Royal Oak, Michigan. I grilled a 1 1/2″ thick ribeye, using the exact recipe I turned in to Beringer, with a coffee/brown sugar rub and a coffee/wine/thyme sauce. The steak ... Read More »

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