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Ted Reader, award-winning chef and food entertainer, has written more than a dozen cookbooks. GQ magazine labelled him the “crazy Canuck barbecue kingpin,” in February and he has received four medals from the National Barbecue Association Awards of Excellence.





Q: What is your fondest memory from your family kitchen?



A: My dad grilling steaks from our fancy, schmanzy wheelbarrow grill.





Q: What kitchen aromas bring back fond memories?



A: It has to be roast turkey during the holiday season, brine marinated moist and the tender roast turkey served with Partridgeberry sauce.





Q: What is your favourite food to cook?



A: Oxtail and burgers.





Q: Do you use cookbooks?



A: Yes, I have over 1,000 cookbooks I use for ideation and for fun. I don’t follow recipes — I review and create my own recipes.





Q: How did the first meal you prepared turn out?



A: Great, I was 10 or 12 and I made sole fillets stuffed with crab and shrimp. It was oven-baked and served with a white wine butter sauce.



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Amazing Steak Spice Rub (Makes 2-1/2 cups)


INGREDIENTS:




  • 1/2 cup kosher salt



  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground black pepper



  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground white pepper



  • 1/4 cup mustard seeds



  • 1/4 cup cracked coriander seeds



  • 1/4 cup garlic powder



  • 1/4 cup onion powder



  • 1/4 cup crushed red pepper flakes



  • 1/4 cup dill seeds






DIRECTIONS:




  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients



  2. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from heat and light.



 
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