Jess Pryles

Author/Cook
Hardcore Carnivore

Jess Pryles is a cook, author, TV host and a professional Hardcore Carnivore. She creates dynamic original recipes with a Southern and Tex-Mex twist, and is also a respected authority on low’n’slow smoked meats, particularly Texas style barbecue. In addition to being a maven of all things meaty, Jess is a co-founder of the Australasian Barbecue Alliance, creator of the internationally-acclaimed line of meat & steak seasoning rub, Hardcore Carnivore®, and has authored a cookbook of the same name. Her original recipes, meat articles and photography reach hundreds of thousands of fans each year and resonate with likeminded meat-fans around the globe. Jess' expertise in the meat world grew from humble beginnings - a regular consumer who enjoyed the occasional steak at home, but frustrated by her own lack of knowledge on the different cuts available, and more importantly, how to cook them. Born and raised in Australia, she fell in love with Texas and now calls Austin home.

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