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Elite Spotlight | David Olson of Live Fire Republic | Dalstrong ©

Author: Abby Pollen

Whether he’s grilling up a kraken from the oceans of Croatia or baking bread in the...

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Elite Spotlight : James Mack | Smoking Dad BBQ

Author: Abby Pollen

If you’re looking for tips on how to get your grill up to temp, your brisket on point, or...

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Elite Spotlight: Kimi Werner (@kimi_swimmy)

Author: Abby Pollen

For born storyteller and world champion spear fisherwoman Kimi Werner, cooking is all about telling stories with food. Together...

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Elite Spotlight: Al Wasserberger, Eat More Vegans

Author: Abby Pollen

Self-proclaimed animal “bites” activist Al Wasserberger (@eatmorevegans) sat down with Dalstrong to chat about how he’s catching...

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Dalstrong in the pit with Jeffrey Earnhardt

Author: Abby Pollen

Some people are determined to prove there are no limits, and NASCAR driver 

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Elite Spotlight: Blue Smoke Blaire (@bluesmokeblaire)

Author: Abby Pollen

Erica B. Roby keeps all the plates spinning at home, at the office, and on the road. Between raising...

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Elite Spotlight: Sean Hill, 205 Pitmasters

Author: Abby Pollen

BBQ Coach Sean Hill of the 205 Pitmasters took time to speak to Dalstrong for our Elite Spotlight Series.

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Elite Spotlight: Cooking with Shereen Pavlides (@cookingwithshereen)

Author: Abby Slate

Shereen Pavlides (@cookingwithshereen) took time out of her busy schedule, which includes writing her first cookbook, to sit down...

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Elite Spotlight: Jennifer Plemmons (@Thegirlthatgrills)

Author: Evelyn Duskey

Jennifer Plemmons (@Thegirlthatgrills) sat down with us at Dalstrong to talk about culinary heroes, choosing the right grill, and...

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Elite Spotlight: Artust BBQ (@ArtustBBQ)

Author: Abby Slate

Artust BBQ (@ArtustBBQ) sat down with us at Dalstrong to talk about the evolution of BBQ culture in the...

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Elite Spotlight: James Greenleaf (@greenleaf.bbq)

Author: Abby Slate

Things haven’t always been easy for James Greenleaf, AKA @greenleaf.bbq. Fending for himself as a kid without the supervision...

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Elite Spotlight: Jesse Stanley (@pitmasterpastor)

Author: Abby Slate

Jesse Stanley (@pitmasterpastor) sat down with Dalstrong recently to talk about his favorite kitchen tools, what makes a great...

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Elite Spotlight: Chris Apple (@whitebullsbbq)

Author: Abby Slate

When his new BBQ spot was hit hard by the pandemic, Chris hit back with his own line of...

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Elite Spotlight: CJ Volkmann (@cookingwithCJ)

Author: Abby Slate

Growing up in a single-parent household, pitmaster CJ Volkmann’s love of cooking began out of necessity with his first...

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Elite Spotlight : Giovanni Borges (Smok3hous3_bbq)

Author: Abby Slate

Gio Borges (@Smok3hous3_bbq) sat down with Dalstrong to talk about weekend picnics on nearby islands, his advice for newbie influencers,...

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Elite Spotlight: Steve Hernandez (@mexibeastbbq)

Author: Abby Slate

Self-taught pitmaster Steve Hernandez displays mad BBQ skills on his fast-growing Instagram account @mexibeastbbq, but his true passion is...

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Elite Spotlight : Christopher Bhoorasingh (@islandboyjerkstop1)

Author: Abby Slate

Backyard pitmaster Christopher Bhoorasingh has made an art of combining Jamaican jerk and Texas brisket. Born in Jamaica, he...

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Elite Spotlight: Romain Avril (@chefromainavril)

Author: Abby Slate

Trained in France from an early age, Chef Romain Avril applies his world-class culinary skills to teaching gourmet cooking...

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Elite Spotlight : Ruben Maislos (@meatcurator)

Author: Abby Slate

Argentinian meat master Ruben Maislos doesn’t just cook to eat. For him, it’s a way of life. Influenced by...

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Elite Spotlight: Tway Nguyen (@twaydabae)

Author: Abby Slate

Tway Nguyen sat down with Dalstrong to talk about her mom, her love of McDonald’s Sprite, and how her dream...

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Elite Spotlight: Guga (Guga Foods)

Author: Abby Slate

Guga Goods and his culinary laboratory has produced shocking results — both delicious and horrifying. He sat down...

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