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From the backyard to competition cooking, The Rub is a show about barbecue - grilling, recipes and more. Hosted by Jimmy Shotwell and Forrest Goodman, produced by The Commercial Appeal.

From the backyard to competition cooking, The Rub is a show about barbecue - grilling, recipes and more. Hosted by Jimmy Shotwell and Forrest Goodman, produced by The Commercial Appeal.
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From the backyard to competition cooking, The Rub is a show about barbecue - grilling, recipes and more. Hosted by Jimmy Shotwell and Forrest Goodman, produced by The Commercial Appeal.

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English


Episodes

Meet the couple behind the judging at the World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest

4/20/2018
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On this episode, meet the couple that takes charge of the judges in this year's World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest. Plus, we get the story behind Grill Grates and hear from our charcoal expert. And as always, the show wraps with our recipe-of-the-week: gumbo!

Duration:00:53:50

It's getting closer: The World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest

4/12/2018
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On this week's show, Jimmy and Forrest talk to Robert Griffin with Memphis in May about the upcoming World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest. Tommy Shive of LBOE is on two competitors from Memphis making finals in the World Food Championship. And Kendall Adair shares part of his secret-to-success in the Steak Cookoff Association.

Duration:00:45:18

It's the season premiere of the award-winning podcast, now on radio, too!

4/12/2018
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Season 2 of The Rub is here and now the show is not just a podcast, but can also be heard Saturdays at 3 p.m. on 600WREC & 92.1FM. On this show, Mike McCloud tells us about two Memphians competing in the World Food Championship. The makers of the Netflix documentary "Barbecue" explain their mission. Also, Brad Orrison from The Shed let's us know if he'll be in town next month for the Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest. Plus, Jimmy shares his recipe for ribs.

Duration:00:44:45

Season one highlights (and bloopers)

12/5/2017
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On this episode you'll hear highlights from many previous guests including Junior Urias, a winner on TV's BBQ Pitmasters. Meteorologist Ron Childers of Action News Five told The Rub the story of how he became a barbecue judge. And Mark Lambert of Sweet Swine-o-Mine recalls his start in competition cooking.

Duration:00:31:56

Forget BBQ, two Memphis competitors win championships in burgers, steaks

11/20/2017
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On this episode of The Rub, host Jimmy Shotwell is back from the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Ala., and introduces us to two competitors from Memphis that won and will move on to the overall championship next April.

Duration:00:27:56

Can you grill the perfect steak?

10/30/2017
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On this episode of The Rub, if you have ever wanted to try your skills at competition cooking, the Steak Cookoff Association may be the best way for you to start. Plus the SCA held its World Championship over the weekend with two Memphis-area competitors winning at the event.

Duration:00:23:57

So you think you got what it takes to judge BBQ?

10/16/2017
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On this edition of The Rub, have you ever wanted to become a barbecue judge? Robert Griffin with the Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest has details on a class you can take to learn how to judge.

Duration:00:27:56

Operation BBQ Relief feeds thousands after hurricane

9/5/2017
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Hosts Jimmy Shotwell and Forrest Goodman report on the work that Operation BBQ Relief is doing in Texas after Hurricane Harvey and what you can do to help.

Duration:00:24:55

What you need to know before your next football tailgate

8/28/2017
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Hosts Jimmy Shotwell and Forrest Goodman have your tailgate checklist before heading to the big game and their suggestions to lighten the load so you don't over pack the car. Then Jimmy's wife joins the show with suggestions on how to entertain the young ones and still enjoy the tailgating experience.

Duration:00:28:54

Overhyped? Authentic Texas brisket, "In-N-Out Burger"

8/21/2017
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Last month The CA food writer Jennifer Biggs joined The Rub to discuss a best-barbecue list that was heavy in representation with Texas brisket. Soon to leave a trip to Austin, she promised to report back, plus make her visit to "In-N-Out Burger." On this week's show, Biggs joins hosts Jimmy Shotwell and Forrest Goodman and describes how the tastebuds of her grandson slowed he brisket tour, but she did get a sample. Plus, she'll listeners know if the burger stop was worth the wait.

Duration:00:36:54

Campfire cooking hack: Hot dogs on a rake?

8/14/2017
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What started as a joke several years is now being recommended as a legit campfire hack: hot dogs on rake. Listen for a few recommendations before you give it a try. Deuce Raymond, the son and nephew of the creators of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, is on his own with catering, restaurants and his line of sauces coming soon. Hear how he got started in the family trade.

Duration:00:29:55

Charcoal vs. gas in competition cooking sparks debate for and against

8/7/2017
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The issue of possibly allowing LP gas grills and smokers in events sanctioned by KCBS has caused debate. Candy Weaver of BBQr's Delight is a former KCBS board member and explains what it takes to make a rules change. Greg Rempe of The BBQ Central Show also joins the debate and says members deserve answers to several questions before considering such a change.

Duration:00:29:55

Why is Guy Fieri in the BBQ Hall of Fame?

7/31/2017
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Greg Rempe of The BBQ Central Show weighs in on the campaign to establish a brick-and-mortar barbecue hall of fame and certain expectations he has to qualify for nomination or entry. Hosts Jimmy Shotwell and Forrest Goodman have discussed the difference between lump charcoal and briquets. Johnathan Heslop is founder of Rockwood Lump Charcoal and explains the difference between the two, plus what goes into making his product.

Duration:00:31:55

Will PETA's BBQ protests come to Memphis?

7/24/2017
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PETA protests are growing at BBQ contests. Will they come to Memphis in 2018? Plus, Matt Moore discusses "The South's Best Butts."

Duration:00:32:54

Are these "Best BBQ" lists legit?

7/17/2017
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A barbecue list appearing in the New York Post last week and originating at the website Time Out is the topic of discussion on this episode of The Rub. The Commercial Appeal's Jennifer Biggs joins hosts Jimmy Shotwell and Forrest Goodman and all three are shocked only one Memphis-based restaurant made the list of 28. Listen and find out who made it and who else should have made it.

Duration:00:32:54

Present your best argument for eating bacon? Challenge accepted!

7/5/2017
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Hosts Jimmy Shotwell and Forrest Goodman defend the honor of bacon. You'll also meet the cooking comedian: Vic Clevenger. And Jimmy is cooking lamb for the recipe of the week.

Duration:00:31:56

One thing you should never do when grilling burgers

6/28/2017
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A recent survey reported over 60-percent of Americans will grill burgers this Independence Day weekend. On this special holiday edition of The Rub with Jimmy Shotwell and Forrest Goodman, Seth Agranov of the Best Memphis Burger Fest has advice on how to prepare the best burger in your backyard and what is the one thing not to do to it when it's on the grill.

Duration:00:35:56

Australian bush cooking meets American barbecue

6/21/2017
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On this episode, Jimmy Shotwell and Forrest Goodman talk to Saffron Hodgson, an Australian native now living in the United States and has fallen in love with barbecue cooking and competing. The 2017 National Pro BBQ Tour is coming soon and there Steak Cookoff Association is hosting judges class.

Duration:00:25:55

More on BBQ Hall of Fame, helping first responders and big contest in Hernando

6/18/2017
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Mike Radosevich of Code 3 Spices tells The Rub why he started his company and his commitment to helping charities that help first responders and military veterans. Blake Fontenay, author of "The Politics of Barbecue" shares why he believes Memphis should be home to the BBQ Hall of Fame.

Duration:00:22:56

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