This just in: charcoal is a thing. What does this mean for you? Well, quite simply: more confusion, and more time spent in the aisle with the grilling supplies, brows furrowed, small beads of sweat beginning to form on your forehead. But, it also means the best char on your steak possible, which to us, is worth any and all brow-furrowing.
Have a look at Bon Appetit’s favorite charcoals to get started. There is hardwood mesquite that gets as close to artisanal as it seems to us that charcoal can, from a producer with a rich history of charcoal-making that dates all the way back to the 1940s. There are hardwood charcoal briquettes for ultimate smoke. Just keep reminding yourself: it’s all in the name of the char.
Feel the Burn: Our Favorite Charcoal Brands for Summer Grilling from Bon Appetit
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