“10 Hot Grilling Tips for Memorial Day” –Knitting Monthly.
Nearly every publication puts out a barbecue guide this time of year. Although I was tempted to write up a “Braising 101” post to satiate my nonconformist itch, I just couldn’t help but fall in line because cooking with fire rules. It’s in our DNA. People love to cook with fire. In fact, there is a compelling evolutionary hypothesis that cooking with fire is what allowed our human ancestors to develop larger brains. The only negative here is that over the weekend, people who rarely step foot in the kitchen are tending grills by the thousands. I’d guess part of the reason barbecue sauce is packed with spices and sugars, is to help mask the overcooked meats of the bi-annual griller.
style ribs were the indulgent welcome of the sinful life. I was lucky to have been mentored by such skilled and passionate pit masters. And now, we are lucky to live in a time where BBQ knowledge is so accessible.
A quick Youtube search of “BBQ Ribs” yields more than 250,000 results. Now the problem isn’t finding information, it’s determining which information is worth a damn. Luckily for you, I am here to act as a filter. “But how do we know you’re giving us reliable information?” you might ask. Well, am I not writing in an authoritative manner? What more proof do you need? While I cannot truly speak as authority on barbecue, I’d wager I’ve read more about cooking than anyone you know (I’m at least in the top 3). I’ve also grilled a couple of times, too.
articles that discuss the science of great barbecue, I recommend you give amazingribs.com a visit.
Things to keep in mind or whatever:
Well, there you have it, another BBQ primer. I know I say this every post, but I hope you found something helpful here. Please feel free to comment or ask questions below. I plan to write more specific barbecue centric posts throughout the summer. Have a great holiday.
Until next time,
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