Monday, July 5, 2010

Grillin' for the Fourth or Not!

During the cooking techniques in Les Cussions discussed last month by our Chef Brown, he talked about the difference between Grilling and BBQ. I didn't know this difference and maybe some you don't either. So I'll explain.

Grilling is a direct heat cooking method in an open environment. BBQ is an in-direct cooking method in a closed environment. We grill hot dogs, burgers and steaks. But we BBQ ribs, chicken and brisket. Sometimes we do a combination of the two methods.

So you may be asking yourself, why would I now discuss this after the Fourth of July? Well, as I have found out, it's never too late to learn something new. Besides, there is a lot more of both to be done this summer and, if you're invited over for a BBQ and the host is doing steaks, you can now enlighten them on your expert knowledge.

Just make sure it's after he has grilled your steak. Nobody likes a know-it-all!

Viva la difference!

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