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The Cult of the Big Green Egg

Posted on 6 July 2012

New York Times – IN 1974, Ed Fisher opened a store here called the Pachinko House to sell the upright pinball games of that name that he imported from Japan. He also shipped in ovoid earthenware grills called kamados. But they only collected dust in the back of that strip-mall storefront until he began cooking chicken wings with them and fanning the smoke toward the street to attract shoppers. “We were selling something called a kamado from a place named after a pachinko,” recalled Mr. Fisher, who first saw the charcoal-fueled cookers in the 1950s as a Navy lieutenant in Japan. “That didn’t sound American, and that wasn’t easy. But once I got people to try one, once they tasted the chicken we cooked on them, they were hooked.” Click Here for the full...

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BGE Great For Pizza

Posted on 6 July 2012

Tampa Bay Times – Eggheads find each other. We are a proud and, let’s face it, competitive tribe. It must have shown on my face. A holiday party was in full swing and we had to yell to be heard. Pinellas County Realtor Phil Hanna was talking about his big smoker and all it could do: a pork shoulder, a brisket, a whole rack of baby backs. I was devoted to mine, obsessed with my smaller version, but it couldn’t do a whole rack of baby backs. It’s true, I was experiencing Big Green Egg envy. A couple of weeks later, my Mini Egg had been relegated to the garage and my husband (best one ever) had presented me with a Medium Green Egg. With a 15-inch grid diameter and 177 square inches of cooking area, my new Egg...

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