Throwback Thursday! Original Kamado Egg

Original Big Green Egg

Original Big Green Egg, Photo by Caryn

BBQ as a pastime and lifestyle has really taken hold in the United States the last two decades. Organizations like the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) and the Memphis BBQ Network (MBN) have seen exponential growth in their memberships, and there are many other strong regional organizations. A growing portion of the competitive cook teams as well as backyard weekend warriors use the Big Green Egg as their grill/smoker of choice.

Though the Big Green Egg Company did not start ┬áin the United States until the mid-1970’s, Americans, mainly servicemen, have been familiar with this style of cooking since the 1940’s. It is a ‘kamado style’ ceramic cooker. What makes this type of cooker so versatile is that it can attain high heat quickly for searing as well as maintaining a low heat to smoke items all day. The above photo is of one of these cookers that a serviceman brought back to the States on an empty transport plane decades ago.


Throwback Thursday! Co-Star The Record Acting Game With Vincent Price!

Vinyl LP from the Co-Star Series - You can act along with Vincent Price! Photo by Caryn

Vinyl LP from the Co-Star Series – You can act along with Vincent Price! Photo by Caryn

Hoping to act along with Vincent Price once we get the record player hooked up. This LP was one of a series of 15 records from the late 1950’s to early 1960s. They feature different actresses and actors including Fernando Lamas, Pearl Bailey, George Raft, Tallulah Bankhead, and Basil Rathbone. Each record comes with a script for the listener(s) to follow and play along. Can you imagine some stars from today doing something similar? I think getting to do scenes from ‘Fight Club’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, or ‘Zoolander‘ would be a hit.

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