I wrote my first feature article for a major food magazine in St. Louis that appeared in the January 2011 edition.  Why would I write a grilling article for a January issue?  January is cold and snowy.  Nobody grills in January.  Sadly, many don’t grill in the colder months.  This article is intended to help rectify that.

The article appeared in Feast Magazine, which is the newest food publication on the St. Louis scene from the lovely and talented Cat Neville.  The article centers around problems that can arise when grilling in the cold and wind that aren’t necessarily issues in the warmer months.  Click here to read the article.

Along with the article, we also provided five winter grilling recipes – comfort food on the grill where we tried to use seasonal ingredients.

The cover of the magazine was the prime rib which Dad came up with by combining two different prime rib recipes we have on the site.  The recipe of the one we did for Feast is here:

If you want to find the two recipes we combined for this one, you can click here for the first and here for the second:

We also did a grilled pot roast with seasonal veggies, which is another of Dad’s brilliant concoctions:


The recipe that I contributed to Feast was the Meatloaf Shepherd’s Pie:


I’ve been working on the perfect grilled/smoked meatloaf for years and I really think I nailed it with this one.

We also did something for the sweet tooth.  Tom and his wife, Tracy, came up with Grilled Acorn Squash with a Sweet Glaze:


Last, but certainly not least, we can’t forget dessert. Tom and Tracy took their apple tart, that I didn’t think could be improved, and did just that.  They made it with pears and that took it to a whole other level.  Click here for the recipe for the Pear Tart:


I want to thank Cat Neville and Brandi Wills at Feast for the opportunity to write the article and cleaning up my meanderings into something understandable and hopefully instructive.  I also want to give a big thanks to Jennifer Silverberg who took all the pictures and was a blast to work with.  You can find Jennifer on her website. She took all of the pictures you see above that I linked from the Feast website.

If you have any questions about the article, feel free to leave a comment below or shoot me an email.

Also, you can follow us on our GrillinFools Facebook page and join in on the general grillin discussion.  You can follow us on twitter as well @GrillinFool.

Scott Thomas

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Scott Thomas, the Original Grillin’ Fool, was sent off to college with a suitcase and a grill where he overcooked, undercooked and burned every piece of meat he could find. After thousands of failures, and quite a few successes, nearly two decades later he started a website to show step by step, picture by picture, foolproof instructions on how to make great things out of doors so that others don’t have to repeat the mistakes he’s made on the grill.
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Congrats on the article. I went and tweeted it for whatever it’s worth! The shots looks great. It’d be interesting to understand how the opportunity came up and then to see how those photographs were composed…



I went to high school with Cat Neville. I’d lost contact with her until about 18 months ago. She gave me some ideas for the website and my business, but we never really talked about doing anything more than that as she was with another publication that wasn’t so much about home cooking.

After she launched Feast, she posted something on the GrillinFools Facebook page about doing something together. I never thought that we would get the cover or so many pages. I was totally floored and grateful for the exposure. And then she suggested the class at L’Ecole Culinaire. I never expected that either.

As for the photos, Jennifer Silverberg came out and worked her magic. She was also kind enough to help a noob photog like and answered my dumb questions. She showed me some neat tricks that will be able to see in a few upcoming posts…

Seriously, it was a very good Christmas for the Grillin Fools.


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