A GUY'S GUIDE TO GRILLING
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ABOUT THE BOOK It's a popular American suburban myth that men are born knowing how to grill. In popular culture such as novels and television, men are always shown standing around the barbecue grill, while women are usually in the kitchen whipping up the side dishes. If a man's worth is measured by his skill at cooking a steak over a flame, many men have a secret inadequacy that they'll share with few people. The truth is, no one is born knowing how to grill. If a guy wants to be an expert at backyard cooking, he's got to learn just like with any other skill. Grilling is much more than slapping a steak over a fire and letting it brown. In order to be a grill expert, you must learn about a variety of culinary subjects, from equipment to cooking techniques. You can begin by specializing in one type of dish, as many men do with their steak expertise, but every topic you master adds to your skill quotient. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Charcoal grills give grill masters much more leeway when it comes to flavor and effect. Food automatically gets a smoky flavor when cooked over coals; indeed, you can even use a charcoal grill as a smoker. Almost anyone can afford at least a small charcoal grill. Small hibachi grills and beginning backyard grills can be had for around $20, although elaborate setups can run into the hundreds of dollars. Far from being a gas grill's poor cousin, charcoal is a legitimate alternative with fans who will never convert. Other Important Grilling Tools Once you have your grill in the yard, it's time to collect the rest of the tools you'll need for successfully becoming a grill master. While you can find most of the equipment you need for grilling in your kitchen drawers, there are a few tools you will have to purchase specifically for backyard cooking... Buy a copy to keep reading!