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Matthew Eads

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Meet Matthew Eads, cookbook author, food blogger and former Marine

Matthew Eads is a cookbook author, food blogger and regular cooking guest on national morning shows. His book “Grill Seeker” was #1 in Amazon’s grilling and BBQ category, and details the basic training needed to make grilling an everyday pleasure for everyone. His modest upbringing taught him you don’t need fancy equipment or expensive ingredients; just passion and desire. Matt’s lifelong grilling education was a trial by fire by learning from mistakes, testing new ideas and developing tricks to save money and time without sacrificing quality.

Matthew served 13 years in the U.S. Marines where he honed his skills grilling for fellow Marines all over the world using his imagination and whatever was on sale at the commissary. Simple ingredients, good friends and the joy of grilling made every meal a celebration.

Through subsequent careers as a stay-at-home dad and college student, corporate executive and entrepreneur, Matthew had to become more efficient to get his time in front of the grill. He developed techniques and recipes that allowed him to grill every day, not just on special occasions.

His website,, is a site filled with free recipes, unbiased product reviews and tips for grillers at every skill level. Matt’s years of practical application, experiments and study help him lead fellow grillers in a stress-free celebration of amazing food everyday, using any grill available and ingredients that won’t break the bank.

Hungry for more from Matt? Try his original recipe for Grilled Street Corn, find out why he loves to grill breakfast and learn how you can put a regional influence on your next barbecue!

Grilled Street Corn by Matthew Eads

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