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Wed Jan 11, 2012

Bifteki

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Bifteki

I really love getting comments/notes/emails from you all with kind words about this here blog—I can check analytics all I want, but there's nothing like hearing from someone who actually tried and liked a recipe. Last month I got one of these such notes from a fan on Facebook, who newly discovered the Meatwave and promptly went for the keftedes. So this one is for Laura, because if you liked those Greek meatballs, you bound to love this bifteki—basically large keftedes with the added bonus of being stuffed with feta.

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Tue Aug 9, 2011

Keftedes

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Meativersary

Whew, with all those veggies at Virginia is for Meat Lovers, it's best that I get this blog back on track with some hardcore meat, and what's more meaty than meatballs? Pure, uninhibited meat, that's what I'm about right now, and these Greek meatballs deliver on that plus a whole lot more with the excellent and unique flavor of the herbs that define these little balls of goodness.

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Thu May 19, 2011

Pork Souvlaki

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Pork Souvlaki

Woot, Meatwave is almost upon us! Truthfully, I wished to have it started already, but being away and then being busy, I didn't have everything together to get the meat rolling. With the cold rainy days we've been having in New York, the delay is probably for the best, plus it's given me time to get my deck all gussied up for the awaiting hungry herds—something I've failed to do in the past. As I was outside, literally waiting for paint to dry between coats, I'd just sit and stare out onto the expanse of backyards I'm lucky to have a surrounding me in NYC. In particular, focusing on the overgrown lawn of the neighbors directly across from me, which left me deep in memories of the boisterous family that used to live there—the only people who grilled more than me. Although I don't miss their Greek house music blaring at midnight, I do miss their generosity in sharing grilled goods, and they made a pork souvlaki like you couldn't believe (obtained in a fair ribs/souvlaki trade).

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Tue Sep 14, 2010

The Gyrating Properties of Meat

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The Meat Also Rises

Shame on me, back in the winter my wife most lovingly gave me the gift of endless rotating meats with the Weber rotisserie attachment, and up until now, all of my exploits with my favorite grilling accessory have been shared with my fellow Serious Eaters, leaving my meaty minions here in the dark. That comes to an end today with one of the most ubiquitous of revolving meats—gyros. While my past adventures with the rotisserie have focused mainly on duplicating one of my favorite chickens, this gyro represents new ground for the Meatwave, so get excited as I bring you into the tasty, tasty land of the lamb gyro loaf.

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Mon Jul 26, 2010

Watermelon and Haloumi, So Happy Together

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Watermelon & Haloumi Salad

It's kind of embarrassing that my recipe reserve currently out numbers what's actually on the blog. I'm sure you can understand that's hard to find the time to actually write about something when the grill sits just feet away, constantly beckoning. Being more prolific in cooking than writing, I often forget all of those photos laying dormant in Lightroom, just waiting to see the light of day. It's thanks to super Meatwaver Lindsay that this little gem came out of the closet.

She was talking up some exciting changes to a local bar at our Meativersary and got into how they even have a watermelon and haloumi salad, although it didn't compare to the one I had made a couple years back. With that, all the fond memories of this simple and wildly awesome salad came back, forcing me to spew out words to you describing the deliciousness a salty cheese and sweet melon can create when combined together.

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