Nothing — not roasting, not frying, not sautéing, and certainly not
poaching — gives such wonderful, smoky flavor to food as grilling
does. And because it’s done outdoors, grilling is the most social of cooking
techniques. For as long as man has known how great foods can taste when
cooked over an open fire, grilling outdoors has been a social event that
invites people to participate.
By some strange twist of fate, men seem to take to grilling like ducks to water.
(Perhaps women have just let men think that they’re better at it!) But we find
that no matter who’s doing the grilling, everyone has fun. Grilling brings the
kitchen outdoors and often gathers friends, neighbors, and family members
around the grill to share stories, watch the fire, and trade recipes.
Grilling over a charcoal fire is perhaps the most interactive of all cooking
techniques. It demands that you respond like an athlete to the changes of a
live fire. This intense interaction is one of the aspects of grilling that makes it
so much fun. You have to play with and master the elements of fire, smoke,
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