The Live Fire Cooking Podcast

The Live Fire Cooking Podcast is focused on all things related to cooking in the great outdoors.

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Follow along as we dive into the ins and outs of live fire cooking and learn how to take your grill game to a new level. Hosted by Derek Wolf from @overthefirecooking, Christie Vanover from @girlscangrill and Jonathan Miller from

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Episode 19 – Spices, Seasonings + Marinades

This week on The Live Fire Cooking Podcast we discuss how to choose different seasoning combinations for your cook, how to marinate your meat, and a whole lot more! Listen Now

Episode 18 – Valentine’s Tips + Tricks

The love episode! Today’s discussion is all about how to impressive your significant other with your culinary skills this Friday. Listen Now

Episode 17 – Understanding Types of Beef Ribs

Fun one this week! Christie explains all the different types of beef ribs and the best way to cook each, Derek tells us how to make your very own homemade grill, and then Christie breaks down how to break in your new grill! Listen Now

Episode 16 – 2020 Trends

Today’s discussion revolves around trends in 2020 and beyond! Grilling styles, cuts of meat, and products to watch for. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, give this episode a listen. Listen Now

Episode 15 – The Secrets to Social Media

Today’s episode takes a bit of a different path. Rather than focusing totally on the food, we dive into how to grow your food-focused social media accounts! We cover tips & techniques on how to increase engagement, grow your followers, create content, equipment to use, lighting, and how to plate your food! Listen Now

Episode 14 – 2019 In Review

Today on the show we review 2019, talk about our vision for the podcast moving forward, and give some insights into whats coming up in 2020. Listen Now

Episode 13 – Holidays over the Fire

Its only a couple days until Christmas, its time to talk about festive holiday meals! In this episode we cover how to cook a New York Strip Roast over the fire, brisket smoking techniques, and a whole bunch of exciting holiday tips & tricks for you to try this season. Listen for the recipe from Christie about how to make an amazing Christmas morning breakfast that will blow your family’s mind! Listen Now

Episode 12 – Venison Asado Style

We have a unique episode today! Derek & Jon tell the story of Derek’s first ever deer hunt and venison feast, and Christie gives a breakdown on what to make for your big meat for the holidays. Listen Now

Episode 11 – Reverse Searing Method

Today on the show we break down the concept of reverse searing using a grill, pellet smoker, gas grill, or Sous Vide and the best cuts of meat to try it on! We also discuss exactly how to clean & care for your cast iron. Listen Now

Episode 10 – Grilling Leftovers

We made it to double-digits on the podcast! Today on the show Christie talks about how to use turkey leftovers, Derek takes us on a Black Friday Gift Wishlist and Jonathan explains how he is going to cook a 20-pound turkey over the fire! Listen Now

Episode 9 – Turkey

This Episode is all about THANKSGIVING and therefore its all about TURKEY! We discuss whether filling a Yeti with boiling water is a legitimate turkey-cooking technique as well as give everybody a lot of practical tips to rock Thanksgiving dinner. Listen Now

Episode 8 – Guest Kita Roberts

On this episode we have a special guest, Kita Roberts from Girl Carnivore. We cover all sorts of topics such as fire cooking fails, adding chocolate to chili, how fire cooking is different from smoking, and what everyone is up to. Enjoy. Listen Now

Episode 7 – Steak Pizza & Comp BBQ

Steak Pizza?? What?? In this episode we dive into one of Derek’s stranger cooks of late, as well as get caught up on whats going on in the competition barbecue world from Christie. Then we have a long, passionate conversation about Thanksgiving and all the unreal holiday dishes that can be cooked over fire. Listen Now

Episode 6 – World Food Championships

This week, we are talking about the World Food Championships that Derek was at, how churrasco skewers allow you to cook for more people at one time, Christie’s new truck, the upcoming Jack event in Tennessee and Jonathan’s off grid family gathering in Canada. Listen Now

Episode 5 – Guest Matt Crawford

Dad jokes, bison hearts and asado turkeys. Episode Five is a fun one, and for the first time ever on the show, we had a guest. The legend Matt Crawford from @sasquatchbbq joined us for the episode and he fit right in. Give it a listen folks, you won’t regret it. Listen Now

Episode 4 – Whole Hog

We just got back from an amazing food adventure in Bryce Canyon, Utah this past weekend and we can’t wait to share some behind the scenes highlights & tips from the event! We talk about what was cooked, and really cover the whole hog asado cook in detail.Tune in to find out what went down at Social Feasts 2019Listen Now

Episode 3 – Sausage Making

In this episode we talk about butcher cuts, Christie explains how to make sausage, Jonathan talks about his Leg-Of-Wild-Boar over fire cook, and we go over upcoming events including The American Royal and Social FeastsListen Now

Episode 2 – Fish + Fire

Episode Two is here and it’s all about… fish?! Yup, today we hash out a bunch of fish & fire-related convo’s as well as dive into lamb cooks and also the Hatch Chile culture in the southwest. We also cover the new Phoenix Fire Pit from Breeo! Listen Now

Episode 1 – Podcast Intro

The first ever episode of the Live Fire Cooking Podcast! In today’s episode Derek breaks down the almost unknown concept of reverse marinating (not searing), Christie explains competition BBQ, and we cover our most recent recipes! Let us know what you want to hear on future episodes, and thanks for listening! Listen Now