Every man likes perfect hatch marks on a steak. A good-looking steak just tastes better — it’s science. Let’s take it back to the basics with a method called quadriller.

Quadriller means marking the surface of foods on the grill with a crisscross pattern. The hot grates produce the dark scorings on the meat and makes your both aesthetically pleasing and delicious. Ever heard of the Maillard effect?

Use today’s Word of the Day: Grilling Basics Part 2: The Perfect Sear