Eating Dirty™

Eating Dirty™

I've got a dirty little secret. I like to indulge every once and a while. Get my hands dirty in the kitchen and at the table. (Aw, come on. Admit it. You know you do, too.) That's why I'm curating this section of the site. But these aren't Oreo-wrapped-in-a-Snickers-bar-tucked-into-a-scoop-of-vanilla-ice-cream-and-deep-fried kind of recipes. I don't believe in them. They're not indulgent, but unwholesome. Eating Dirty recipes use good, local, (hopefully) organic, wholesome (and whole) ingredients. It's food for real people food who every so often don't want to count kale leaves. They're the kind of recipes you turn to when you want to lavish upon yourself. Now, am I saying eat these every day? Not. But am I encouraging you to turn to these every so often when the need for a little sexy, get your-hands-and-face-messy, over-the-top arise? You betcha.--David Leite

Mussels and Beer Recipe

Steamed Mussels in Beer

This simple summer crowd-pleaser has easy entertaining scrawled all over it. Just don’t forget the bottle opener.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Moroccan Salad Recipe

Moroccan Salad

Acidity. Saltiness. Sharpness. Herbaciousness. This North African salad is where all these elements collide to quite lovely effect.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Roast Peaches with Granola Recipe

Roast Peaches with Easy Granola

Five-spice powder ups the ante on roast peaches. The quickest and most perfect granola we’ve ever had seals the deal.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
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Beer Battered Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Beer-Battered Chicken Sandwich

This sandwich is chicken’s answer to the pulled pork sandwich thanks to its ethereally crisp, airy beer batter and sassy slaw.

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  • 1 H
  • 5 H
  • 2
Grilled Fish Tacos Recipe

Grilled Fish Tacos

Maybe you’ve had grilled fish tacos. But have you had tipsy fish tacos that are suffused with tequila? That’s what we thought.

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  • 25 M
  • 55 M
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Fried Chicken Wings Recipe

Spanish-Style Deep-Fried Chicken Wings

These simple yet stylish chicken wings are served in all the chic tapas bars in Andalusia. Our kinda tapas.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Moist Cornbread Recipe

Buttermilk Cornbread

“Heavenly.” “The best cornbread we’ve ever had.” “Like eating cake.” “Stop me before I make another!” That’s what folks are saying about this cornbread.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8
Roast Pork Butt Recipe

Roast Pork Butt

Excuse us, but we’re too preoccupied stuffing our pieholes with roast pork butt to say anything. Hey, anyone seen the napkins?!

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  • 20 M
  • 10 H
  • 4
Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

“This fried chicken recipe is SPECTACULAR.” That’s what folks are saying about this fried hen with a creamy, peppery white bbq sauce.

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  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 4
Candy S'mores Recipe

Candy Bar S’mores

Summer just got lovelier thanks to these candy bar s’mores. (S’mores purists may scoff, but that’s cool. More for us.)

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Cowboy Steak with Coffee Rub Recipe

Cowboy Steak with Coffee Rub

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Imagine how guests will size up your grilling prowess after this.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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Fire and Smoke Cookbook

Coffee Rub

“This coffee rub is AMAZING!” “Best coffee rub EVER!!!” That’s what folks are saying about this coffee rub. Sorta makes you want to try it, huh?

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
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