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America may be divided in a lot of different ways but there’s at least one thing that we can all agree on – a deep and abiding love for barbecue. (Just don’t get into the regional “Here’s how WE prepare it argument,” or Kansas City, Memphis, Texas and the Carolinas will come out swinging… and that’s just the first tier)

So, who better to procure for this week’s Raw Ingredients podcast than one of the men responsible for spreading the Gospel of Good BBQ, the Prophet of Pulled Pork himself – Mike Fernandez, one of the founders of Moe’s Original BBQ.

Chef Pete whips up a tasty episode with Mike this week, as he takes us from Moe’s slow-cooked start with a street-side smoker, a group of guys and a dream to a multimillion dollar BBQ empire among the Top 10 in the entire country. He and Chef Pete will give you the recipe for figuring out how to make your dreams come true, too – and, spoiler alert, it’s putting in the time, the effort and the sweat equity, an ingredient in successful business just like smoked paprika is in … well, really, anything that tastes good.

You’ll leave listening to this week’s episode feeling inspired and motivated … and probably slightly hungry for some quality smoked meats, so grab your plate and fill it full of this week’s Raw Ingredients Podcast.