Sunday, August 12, 2012

Meet GrillGrate Customer Craig Jones- Master of the Grill!

 Even though I've not met Craig and his wife Gay in person (yet), it feels like I know them well. We met a couple of years ago on the GrillGrate Facebook page. Now I follow Craig's culinary adventures!  Craig is a perfect example of a master griller. Grilling is a big part of his life and his deck is a working Weber museum!

He grills over live fire 300+ days a year. No small feat living in Kansas City- not known for mild winters. He and his wife share great recipes and dinner ideas for two. His recipes are only rivaled by his photography. It seems that a lot of grillers are also good photographers. GrillGrate Porn! It's good for you and your marriage!

Here are a few of Craig's Gratest Hits that he has shared with us to post on the website:

Craig is in the running to win a trip to NY and go backstage with the Food Network this fall! Vote for Craig to be on Food Network! Master of the Grill!

Number of Grills Owned: 6 Webers and 1 Kamado

Craig's Go To Grill: Weber Performer. “To me its like a gas grill... I can get it up and running quickly, and I can do ANYTHING on it. That being said right now I use the Kamado a tlo, because I am trying to learn how to cook on it... it truly is a different animal.

Craig's TIPS:
  1. Get to know your grill and use it in direct and indirect methods. Almost any recipe and cooking technique can be performed on the grill. Don't limit yourself to just the normal "grilling" and BBQ recipes. Challenge yourself to make gourmet meals on the grill. Any recipe that you can do "inside" can be converted to cook "outside"....which is a heck of a lot more fun...and of course tastes much better.”
  2. Even though it's just the two of us, we grill meals for 4-6 people so that we can have great tasting lunches that we called "planned overs".
  3. GrillGrates have added a new dimension to my grilling. Before I had to limit my direct grilling exposure, because the meat would dry out or burn.

Craig and his wife are the proprietors of Savory Addictions- Gourmet Smoked Nuts! I know I'll have the pleasure of grilling chilling with Craig and Gay in person, but until then I enjoy their wonderful posts and recipes! Don't forget to vote forCraig, you can vote daily.


brad said...

Craig is in the running to be Mayor of the Food Network 2012. Vote here and meet a grrrrrate guy!

John Setzler said...

Congrats on the big win!