Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master a cooking technique. Culinary greatness, here you come.
Today: Impress everyone at the barbecue with your grilling skills.
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Grilling -- like going to the beach or chasing the ice cream truck -- is a quintessential summer activity that everyone enjoys. Whether you’re avoiding turning on the oven in a stifling apartment, or throwing a party on the back patio, come summer, grilled food is the way to go.
But if you don’t know your way around a grill, you might be a bit hesitant. Gas vs. charcoal? Direct vs. indirect? Not to worry, we’ve rounded up five links to help. Fire up your grills, people -- but not without reading these first.
First things first: tools. These are the only three you’ll need.
Next: the ever-crucial step of lighting the grill. You won’t even need lighter fluid! Merrill shows us how.
To ensure proper cooking for each type of food (read: to avoid serving chicken that’s raw on the inside and blackened on the outside), commit this heat zone infographic to memory.