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Grilling Geekery: The Science Behind Grilling With Charcoal, Gas And Wood

Is there really a difference in taste? And why?
May 22, 2015 9:00 am

Today marks the start of Memorial Day weekend, when millions of Americans will light up grills all weekend long to cook a variety of meats and veggies. Grilling food over the glowing embers of a fire is as old as humanity itself, and yet there are still only two very distinct types of grilling enthusiasts: those who prefer the convenience of gas and those who equate grilling with honest-to-goodness charcoal. But is there really a difference in taste between these methods?

Kevin Gillespie’s Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp

Southern surf ’n’ turf, on the table fast!
Apr 30, 2015 3:00 pm
grilled pork tenderloin with spanish-style garlic shrimp

Atlanta chef Kevin Gillespie was born to cook pig — this we know. The Top Chef fan favorite and author of a couple of our favorite cookbooks (especially his latest, Pure Pork Awesomeness) is one porkmaster whose recipes you can depend on for a hearty, meaty, smoky meal. Why serve surf or turf when you can do both? Bring on the garlic!


Shrimp Burgers With Sweet 'N' Spicy Tartar Sauce Recipe

Load up a bun with delicious, spicy fried shrimp
Apr 29, 2015 3:30 pm
shrimp burgers with tartar sauce recipe

Chef David Guas, host of Travel Channel's "American Grilled," travels the country for backyard cooking's best flavors. His new cookbook, Grill Nation, shares the secrets he's learned along the way, offering pit-proven tips, techniques and recipes for year-round smoking, grilling and barbecuing. Test Guas' knowledge with these bold shrimp burgers.

8 Grilling Accessories To Get You Fired Up

Charcoal, racks, skewers, a jalapeño roaster
Apr 29, 2015 9:00 am

Is that…the sun? It is! While winter seemed like it would never loosen its grip, it’s finally spring. With it comes warm weather and the sweet smell of cooked flesh over hot coals. To prepare you for the most sacred of backyard — or balcony — rituals, here are eight items, from hybrid tongs to a handheld torch and all $80 or less, to elevate your grilling game.

6 New BBQ And Grilling Cookbooks

These should be printed on grease-proof paper
Apr 16, 2015 10:00 am

Some consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of outdoor cooking season, but why wait for the Indy 500 to fire up the grill? To get you inspired, here are a few new cookbooks that focus on barbecue and other al fresco cooking options.

20 Recipes To Get You Eating Outside

The season is basically now
Apr 15, 2015 3:00 pm

As soon as the sun starts struggling to break through the late-winter clouds, we start dreaming of moving our meals outside — grilling in the backyard or in some cases on the fire escape. Here, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite recipes to get the outdoor eating season started. So roll out the grill, dust off the picnic basket and take it outside!

Surf N' Turf 2.0: Strip Steaks With Bouillabaisse Butter Recipe

A whole new spin is ready for the grill
Jul 23, 2014 12:00 pm
bouillabaisse butter
Photo: Katie Chudy

For a new twist on surf-and-turf, we found inspiration from the Provençal seafood dish bouillabaisse. Make a compound butter with saffron, fennel fronds and clams and shamelessly slather it onto some grilled steaks. Grilled summer vegetables complement the dish and we think you’ll find plenty of uses for the bouillabaisse butter for more of your summer grilled favorites. 

Grilled Chicken With Spicy West Indian Salsa Verde Recipe

Juicy grilled chicken seasoned with island flavors
Jul 22, 2014 3:00 pm

It's hard not to love Caribbean food with its diverse roots, flavors and techniques. It's also not hard to make at home, thanks to Caribbean Potluck, a new cookbook from chefs Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau. Recreate favorite recipes from their childhood, restaurants and renowned catered parties.


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