Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Making better barbeque prologue

To help kick off the grilling/barbecue season, I’m going to put up a series of outdoor cooking tips.

The first is this: The best, easiest, and MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do is to stop using lighter fluid!

Buy a chimney starter or use Weber’s lighter cubes. There’s not much worse you can do to your coals than dousing them with that nasty stuff, and this is coming from a recent convert! I didn’t used to think there was much difference until I honestly did some comparisons. You won’t believe how much cleaner your food will taste.


Mr. Bingley said...

I had my Daughter using the chimney this weekend.

She discovered that shorts and flip-flops are not good ideas on a windy day with charcoal.

Cullen said...

I've yet to get the kids to sous chef for me. I need to get them more involved.

I always wear shorts and sandals, so I keep learning that lesson, Bing. You'd think the scars on top of my feet would tell me to do otherwise, but no.

Mr. Bingley said...

Hairy toes are over-rated, IMHO (unless you're a Hobbit, natch).