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Abby Pollen

Abby spends her free time exploring her home turf of British Columbia’s west coast and snacking on all the wild edibles there from blackberries to maple tree blossoms. She’s a certified word nerd with a French degree, a passion for scrabble, and a repertoire of terrible puns. Some day Abby hopes to have a proper farm, but for now she’s making do with a back yard garden. She’s currently living a vegetarian life, but if the deer get in the garden and eat the veggies again, venison is definitely coming back on the menu.

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

Whether he’s grilling up a kraken from the oceans of Croatia or baking bread in the scorching desert sand, David Olson is all about pushing the limits and trying new things. Over the course of his career, he’s learned all kinds of recipes, techniques, and tips...

9 Mins

Elite Spotlight : James Mack | Smoking Dad BBQ

If you’re looking for tips on how to get your grill up to temp, your brisket on point, or how to finesse your live fire cooking experience, James is the guy to ask. He took some time to tell Dalstrong about his own learning experiences.

10 Mins

Elite Spotlight: Kimi Werner (@kimi_swimmy)

For born storyteller and world champion spear fisherwoman Kimi Werner, cooking is all about telling stories with food. Together with her pro videographer and editor husband Justin and their baby Buddy, Kimi started a backyard cooking show where the stories all begin with “just this morning, in the ocean...

18 Mins

Elite Spotlight: Al Wasserberger, Eat More Vegans

Self-proclaimed animal “bites” activist Al Wasserberger (@eatmorevegans) sat down with Dalstrong to chat about how he’s catching up to lifers in the BBQ community through passion, perseverance, and pragmatism.

7 Mins

Dalstrong in the pit with Jeffrey Earnhardt

Some people are determined to prove there are no limits, and NASCAR driver Jeffrey Earnhardt is one of them. Whether he’s pushing himself to win, noodling for catfish, or duck hunting with his dog, Earnhardt has his eye on excellence. And...

13 Mins

Elite Spotlight: Blue Smoke Blaire (@bluesmokeblaire)

Erica B. Roby keeps all the plates spinning at home, at the office, and on the road. Between raising her family, running her law practice, and filming her own digital series showcasing the BBQ community, she sat down with Dalstrong to chat about passing some hard tests, her journey...

11 Mins

Elite Spotlight: Sean Hill, 205 Pitmasters

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

8 Mins