Episode 29: Josh Tahan of True Craft BBQ on Cooking, Craveability, and the Pursuit of Good Food
Thanks for checking out this episode of the BBQ Beat Podcast! Several weeks ago, I had the chance to sit down with Josh Tahan of True Craft BBQ at Tampa Beer Works. We had a blast talking about our respective appreciation for great food prepared well, enjoying some very fine beers as we did.
I first met Josh at last year’s Sunshine State Eggfest hosted by Wassi’s Meat Market. Since then, I’ve seen him demonstrate the preparation of items as simple as bacon wrapped jalapeños to house-cured duck pastrami.
Had a great #HogWild class at the @rollingpinkitchen this evening. From sausage fatties and apple/Gruyere/candied pecan pork loin, through bacon cookies, the menu was a crowd pleaser. #BigGreenEgg #bge #bgenation #bgeclass #bbqclass #culinarycenter #pork #bacon #roulade #fatty #cookies #maplebacon #grilled
In this episode, Josh and I talk about the communal nature of food, seeking out and selecting unique, high-quality ingredients, and the steps he takes every time he embarks the preparation of a new dish.
As you listen to this podcast episode, pay special attention to the way Josh talks about food. This guy takes zero half measures when it comes to understanding the nuances of the various dishes he prepares. He’s super analytical and has an impressive degree of technical skill. What makes learning to cook from Josh so great is that he is able to take all he’s learned through serious study and application and relay it to you in simple, easy to implement ways.
If you ever have the chance to sit in on a class with Josh Tahan, take it. I’ve learned a great deal from him, and I know you will, too.
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