What a great day! Today, May 24, is the first annual grilling hotline on Martha Stewart Living radio -- Sirius 112 and XM157. All day long you can call 866-6756675 and get the chance to speak with, and ask questions of, grill masters from all over the country. While you're checking out the schedule, download the free online cookbook, with recipes from all the guests, in addition to some from both Martha and Emeril.
I had the pleasure of speaking with John Stage, owner of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in NYC, Syracuse, and Rochester, New York and sampling some 'cue. John brought in a glorious pork shoulder, cooked long and slow until it got a deep caramelized crust and melt-in-your-mouth tender meat. Glazed with their own Sensuous Slathering bar-b-que sauce, pulled and served on a soft bun, it was a barbecue lovers dream. John answered questions from what type of grill (he prefers charcoal), to starting a fire--he, like me, favors a chimney starter. Fish on the grill came up a few times and John's advice: well-oiled grates, oiled fish, and no turning until a bottom crust forms. John walked listeners through brisket, chuck roast, chicken, fish, and even a vegetarian dish with some marinades and sauces thrown in. As I said earlier, "What a great day!" Check out photos below from John's segment.