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How to Compost HERO Charcoal Pods
HERO Charcoal Pods can be easily composted to make your garden better. Simply follow these simple instructions to utilize the perlite for amend your soils.
4 PACKING HACKS FOR CAMP GRILLING
Car campers are all about convenience. RVers are all about space. Both just want an authentic, tasty charcoal cooked meal at the campsite. Neither wants to lug a big grill and bag of charcoal along. The solution?  The HERO Grill.
SOLVING 7 GRILLING CHALLENGES
Great grilled food starts with a grill that makes it easy to cook over charcoal. Consider these 7 grilling challenges that HERO solves, making it easy to enjoy a charcoal grilled meal pretty much anywhere you go.
New HERO™ Grill Has Lower Emissions Than Traditional Instant-Light Charcoal
The HERO Grill uses a single use, biodegradable charcoal pod for simple, clean grilling almost anywhere outdoors. The quick lighting charcoal pods are all-natural with low VOC and 60 minutes of grilling time. It was recently tested for emissions and volatile organic compounds by Horizon Air Measurement services as part of certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as compliant with South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 1174. The HERO™ Charcoal Pods showed an emission rate of 0.00541b VOC/Start, which is 73% less than the standard.
8 Reasons Why HERO Pods Are Worth the Money
The HERO Grill was developed to allow you to take charcoal grilling to all the places you love by incorporating the use of biodegradable charcoal pods, which transform the entire experience. 
Fire & Flavor pledges proceeds to benefit public education
 Fire & Flavor founder, Davis Knox, is not the first one in his family to believe every child has a right to a quality education. It’s a belief that runs generations deep. “My family has always believed that our public...
GRILLING CAN BE SMOKING
Chips, Chunks & Planks Combine Both   Grilling versus smoking comes down to 2 things – heat and time. Grilling is cooking at a higher temperature for a shorter time, and smoking is low and slow. Both deliver tasty food,...
CHARCOAL 2.0 PLANT BASED
What is plant based and why you should care? Plant based food is all the rage. Think fruits, nuts, vegetables and grains versus their processed counterparts such as breads, pasta, breakfast cereals and fermented vegetables. The Plant Based Foods Association...
Taste the Flavor, Not the Fuel
Check your charcoal with 5 questions Charcoal is burned wood, right? Not always. In fact, some charcoal has chemical fillers, binders and other additives to hold the particles together. On the other hand, hardwood lump charcoal is made from just...
Tips for Great Grilled Kebabs
Kebabs are great for either a casual dinner party or a weeknight meal with the family. They help you stretch a small amount of meat, poultry, or fish over more servings by threading on lots of colorful vegetables. And, perhaps best of all, they’re just fun to eat. For foolproof kebab success, consider the following tips. 
Reduce Your Waste: Using Grilling Products After You're Done Cooking
In honor of Earth Day and the beginning of the warm-weather grilling season, we have some exciting ideas to help you reduce your environmental footprint.
Using Smoking Chips Indoors (On Your Stove!)
Have you ever wanted to smoke food, but don’t have access to an outdoor smoker or grill? Here's a simple method for using smoking chips on your stovetop.
Cheatsheet: How Done Is Your Steak?
Rare, medium, well-done, and everything in between -- there are many different ways to cook a steak. And if you're anything like us, you have a strong opinion on which way is best. Perfect your skills before summer starts and wow all your future party guests!
How to Make a Guilt-Free Hamburger
You love burgers, but sometimes want to go a little lighter. Here are some tips and techniques to help you grill up the juiciest, most flavorful lean burgers.
Impress Your Valentine with Our "Fast and Fancy" Menu
Fighting the crowds and overpaying for a prix-fixe dinner at a restaurant is not our idea of an enjoyable Valentine’s Day -- but pouring some wine, building a nice fire in the fireplace, and cooking our fast and fancy menu is! 
Don't Get Sick! Tips for Safe Food Preparation

Much of the time, the bacteria and toxins are caused due to bad handling of the food itself. Here are a few helpful tips to keep you, your friends, and your family safe and happy when it comes to cooking properly. Most of these are common sense, but also very easy to forget about.

Tips for Winter Grilling
Year-round grilling is a no-brainer for those of us living in the South, where mild winters don’t put a damper on our hunger for flame-kissed food. But temperatures elsewhere (and even down here on occasion) can certainly dip well below the comfort level. That shouldn’t decrease your desire to cook over fire. 
The Benefits of Cutting Down Trees
Trees equal oxygen. We hear this from a young age, and grow up seeing them as one of our main life sources. You can’t live without oxygen.
Fire & Flavor Brand Ambassador: Ann Taylor Pittman
Welcome to mom, cookbook author and former Cooking Light food editor as a Fire & Flavor brand ambassador.
Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza
When Brussels sprouts are wilted in salty bacon drippings and then charred in a hot pizza oven, they become solid family-friendly fare. Add to that a creamy three-cheese blend as the “sauce,” and you’ll be your family’s pizza hero.
Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Essential Grill Accessories
These affordable, classic necessities make great gifts for the outdoor cook in your life.