Eddie Jackson, Co-Host of Kids BBQ Championship, Chats About the Show and Offers Grilling Tips

Camila as well as EddieThe Food Network Star Season 11 winner, Eddie Jackson, co-hosts the new array Kids BBQ Championship, Mondays during 8|7c, with lifestyle consultant Camila Alves. On the show, eight talented young griddle masters compete for the possibility to win $20,000. Eddie as well as Camila not only lead the kids through the various barbecuing as well as barbecuing challenges, but additionally judge their dishes with the help of the third grilling-expert guest judge.

When it comes to barbecue, Eddie has the wealth of knowledge. FN Dish recently caught up with the star to discuss about the uncover as well as his background in barbecue. Eddie additionally recalls some of the fun practice he as well as Camila had in coaching the young competitors, as well as he offers the few tips for barbecuing season.

How did we first get into barbecuing as well as grilling? What age were you, as well as do we have the good memory we could share?
One of the first things my dad taught me was how to barbecue, during the age of 12. The first time we grilled by myself was Sunday dinner during the football game, as well as we made hamburgers as well as prohibited dogs for the entire family.

What or who inspires your cooking, barbecuing as well as barbecuing?
Bobby Flay is my food mentor, as well as we have schooled from him, his techniques as well as the flavors he uses.

Working with these kids upon Kids BBQ Championship, what impressed we most about them? Were we astounded by some of the things we saw them do?
The knowledge the kids have about food during such the young age was very impressive. The very first day we were there, we saw Josie break down the total chicken in about two minutes.

How did we enjoy hosting the show? What were some of your favorite moments?
I positively loved hosting the show. we am the kid fanatic, so putting food as well as kids together is the win-win for me. The creative things which the kids came up with were favorite moments. At which age, kids have been already very imaginative, so to be able to see them coming up with crazy things as well as execute them was pretty phenomenal.

How was co-hosting with Camila Alves?
Camilla as well as we immediately had the good vibe together. She is the good mom, as well as we have which coach mentality, so we consider it was the perfect combo for us to host this competition together.

How often do we griddle or griddle during home?
Considering my food truck is based around barbecuing as well as barbecuing every day!!

What have been some of your go-to recipes upon the griddle or barbecue?
Ginger Rum Ribs as well as Jerk Chicken.

Is there the dish we cant live without?
Ribs. we couldnt live but ribs.

What would the menu be similar to during your residence if we were hosting the backyard bash?
Jerk Chicken Wings, Pulled Ginger Rum Ribs, Caribbean-style coleslaw as well as my dads famous baked beans.

Whats your favorite style of barbecue? Do we have the favorite beef to make use of for it?
I dont have the favorite style. we just similar to to blend everything together, the little bit of each one. we love pork.

What type of griddle do we make use of during home?
Charcoal as well as wood, because it gives the improved flavor.

Could we give fans the few of your most-important barbecuing tips, either its about environment up the colourless barbecue, controlling the heat, removing the most appropriate sear upon the steak, etc.?
1. To get the most appropriate sear upon the beef in any case of the grill, make certain which griddle is extremely prohibited prior to we put the beef on, as well as the beef needs to be room-temperature.
2. Make certain which the coals have been spread evenly.
3. Always grease your grates prior to putting food upon them.
4. When grilling, as opposed to smoking, we need to keep the tighten eye upon the fire, because the beef is closer to the fire as well as flare-ups have been inevitable.