TIP OF THE DAY: Thawing Meat

Grilling favorites: Defrost them correctlyfor the juciest results. Photo courtesyAllen Brothers.   May is National Barbecue Month. Millions of Americans are firing up the grill to cook burgers, steaks, franks, chicken, kebabs and other favorites. Many of us purchase meat in advance and freeze it. There are different meat thawing techniques: on the counter at…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grill Safety

Grill up a storm, but avoid charring the food. Stainless steel grill basket from SurLaTable.com. Practice safe grilling: don’t char your meat and veggies. Charring does create carcinogens: PhIPs, HCAs and PAHs. Learn what these compounds are and why you should keep them out of your food. And check out 12 other tips for grill…
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PRODUCT: Looftlighter, Light My Fire

It may look like a hair curling wand, but the Looftlighter, from Swedish inventor Richard Looft, solves the aggravation many grillers face when the burning wood or charcoal has the audacity to go out. Lighter fluid is one option to restart the flames, but it has the nasty habit of flavoring the food with petroleum.…
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