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Hardcore Carnivore

Jess Pryles is an Australian-born cooking personality who is widely known for her expertise in barbecue, meat and smoking techniques. She is founder of the Hardcore Carnivore brand, which produces a line of meat seasonings and rubs that have gained popularity in the cooking and grilling community. Pryles’ website is one of the highest ranking resources for meat cookery and information on the internet, reaching millions of meat-fans around the globe each year. Her love for barbecue and meat led her to become a member of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, and she has competed in numerous barbecue competitions across America. TV appearances include hosting BBQuest on Hulu, competing on BBQ Pitmasters, and appearing as a featured judge on Iron Chef Canada, MasterChef, and Channel 7’s Aussie Barbecue Heroes.