Almost every country in the world has some dish involving meat cooked over the fire. In the U.S., it's called barbecue. Come with us on a mouthwatering-journey through the history, politics and techniques of barbecue.
Some people are content throwing a slab of meat on the grill and letting it sizzle. But for an extra burst of flavor, massaging a spice rub into your meat can add color, texture and good taste to your meal.
We associate grilling with sunshine and fun. Although the weather doesn't always cooperate, you can still have a good time grilling in the rain, snow or cold. Here are some tips designed to help you cope.
Firing up the grill is a great way to prepare healthy food and to add that smoky taste that only an open flame can provide. But if you live in a place where the outdoor grill isn't an option, it's time to think outside the box and go inside your kitchen.
Ask any serious barbecue chef and he or she will tell you the secret to what makes his or her "Q" the best. But the basics of barbecuing are the same everywhere and some general rules should be followed to get ribs that will melt in the mouth.
For most, grilling means cooking outdoors for family and friends on a warm, summer day. But there's a group of people out there that see grilling as so much more: a competition to be named the best griller in the land.
All barbecue masters have their own special sauce recipe, but depending on where you set up your smoker in the United States, you'll probably use a different style of sauce. Every region in the United States, has its own signature style.
Roasting a whole hog is a longstanding tradition for many barbecue chefs, especially those in the Southern United States. But before you send the invitations out for your pig roast, you'll need to locate a hog, dig the pit and find some patience.
Grilling has been around almost as long as humankind has had fire. It has become a culinary art that has outgrown kitchens and simple backyard barbeques. Extreme cooks are pushing the limits and are trying to perfect their methods everyday.
There are dozens of different cuts of meats on the market. And each cut is prepared in its own way to bring out the most flavors. Some are braised, some are roasted and some are pan-seared. But some cuts are just made for the fire of a grill.