Erik Trinidad is a freelance writer, whose written work has appeared on Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Travel, Discovery.com, Saveur, Cooking Channel, The Huffington Post, and Epicurious.

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All fired up smoking article
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All Fired Up: Meat Smoking 101

Learn how slow-cooking meat over a wood-burning fire could elevate your barbecue to a state of gastronomical perfection.

Be a seoul man how to eat live octopus article
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Be a Seoul Man: How to Eat Live Octopus

Erik Trinidad eats like a local in South Korea and explains how to tame a squirming octopus, while also titillating your taste buds.

Choosing hot sauce article
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How to Set Your Food on Fire: Choosing the Right Hot Sauce

Not all hot sauces are created equal. Some will grow some hair on your chest, while others may make you cry. Choose wisely.

Being more maasai article
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Being More Maasai Makes for a More Interesting Man

Adapting the philosophies of a Maasai Warrior can benefit you wherever you are in the world.

Daring fare rare and delicious foods 1 article
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Daring Fare: Rare and Delicious Foods from Around the World

If it's true that "you are what you eat," eating these rare and unusual foods will make you as daring as you dare to be.

Meat your match article
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Meat Your Match: How to Get the Right Cut, Every Time

Learn the art of butchery from Mosner Family Brands and select the perfect cut of meat with confidence.

Make your own sausage article
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Make Your Own Sausage Party for Some Culinary Coed Fun

Go ahead and invite the ladies; knowing how to make your own sausage calls for a coed party.

Look local in laos article
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Waiter, There's a Frog in My Soup: How to Look Like a Local in Laos

When in Laos, looking like a local is more than meets the eye.

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All Fired Up: Meat Smoking 101

Learn how slow-cooking meat over a wood-burning fire could elevate your barbecue to a state of gastronomical perfection....

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Entertain Wherever You Are: How to Host a Pop-Up Dinner Party

Planning a pop-up dinner party means more than just showing up somewhere with a tray of hors d’oeuvres....

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How to Set Your Food on Fire: Choosing the Right Hot Sauce

Not all hot sauces are created equal. Some will grow some hair on your chest, while others may make you cry. Choose wisely....

Meat for motivation article
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How to Use Meat for Motivation: The Story of Ryan Farr

Ryan Farr’s history with meat may motivate and inspire you.

How to host pop up dinner party article
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Entertain Wherever You Are: How to Host a Pop-Up Dinner Party

Planning a pop-up dinner party means more than just showing up somewhere with a tray of hors d'oeuvres.

Beyond your alley article
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Up (and Beyond) Your Alley: Bowling Outside Your Local Lanes

Bowling can be more fun when you play beyond the boundaries of your neighborhood gutter.