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A glimpse at an upcoming article - Baby Back Ribs

Posted 16 May, 2008 at 3:52pm by Michael Chu

I haven't talked much about the preparation of articles for Cooking For Engineers in the past, but I thought this might be of interest to some. Here's a photograph of one of the setups that I used in preparing baby back ribs for smoking. This setup was for a shot demonstrating the removal of the tough membrane found on the back of the rib bones.

The final shot selected for the article:

5 comments to A glimpse at an upcoming article - Baby Back Ribs

Robert Konigsberg, May 17th, 2008 at 5:06 am:

  • Hey, it's nice to see you working on a cooking article again!

Michael Chu, May 17th, 2008 at 10:58 am:

  • Technically, I haven't stopped working. I've been fiddling with this recipe for about two years (since I wrote down the initial method on the site, but didn't publish due to the high stakes nature of BBQ ribs). I've written at least an article a month - but first dibs went to E&T magazine. I'll be republishing some of those articles on CFE once I get a chance to rework them a bit.

    I've got a couple other recipes done (photographed and written up) but I can't bring myself to publish since I feel there's more tests that can be done or questions to be answered. I'm starting to incline toward publishing and then writing an additional article to clear up some questions later, so at least something will be up (instead of waiting until I couple produce something comprehensive).

Michael Chu, May 30th, 2008 at 5:10 pm:

  • I finished writing the article on barbecue ribs. Here's the link:
    Barbecue Pork Ribs on Cooking For Engineers.

surfzone, May 31st, 2008 at 6:25 am:

  • What camera and lens are you using?

Michael Chu, May 31st, 2008 at 12:37 pm:

  • That is a Nikon D200 with a 17-35mm f/2.8 mounted on it. The tripod it's on is an UltraPod II (which is slightly cumbersome to work with). The tripod in the foreground is a Feisol Carbon Fiber with a Kirk Ballhead on it. The photograph of the camera setup was taken with a Lumix LX-2.