TIP OF THE DAY: Don’t Use Olive Oil When Grilling

When grilling, trade the olive oil for a high smoke point oil. Photo courtesy DeMedici.com.   Do you use olive oil when grilling? Perhaps you shouldn’t. Olive oil has a lower smoke point than other oils, so it will burn faster. Each fat (including butter, lard, oil and shortening) has a particular smoke point, which…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grilling With Wood Chips

If you grill with wood chips, how do you decide which chips to use? You may have your own system, or simply like mesquite with everything. But McCormick has added a bit of culinary science to the process. Here the company provides recommendations for specific wood chips to pair the right intensity wood with particular…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Grill The Perfect Steak

Ready for the grill: a beautiful porterhouse steak from AllenBros.com.   Chef Jan Birnbaum of EPIC Roasthouse in San Francisco enjoys a good steak on the grill. In fact, he designs his cookout menus so that he can cook everything outside! Here are Chef Jan’s tips for grilling the perfect steak. 1. Don’t cook cold…
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COOKING: Grilling Tips For Meat, Fish & Veggies

What a beauty! Photo courtesy Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet.   Memorial Day Weekend is the official launch of grilling season. We asked Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, the inventors of the Hybrid Fire Grill (the only grill that can cook with gas, charcoal and wood), to share their top grilling tips. 1. Prepare Marinate your food in advance.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Steak Grilling Tips From The Palm Restaurant

A grilled USDA prime filet mignon. Photo courtesy Palm Restaurant.   We had the chance to “grill” Bruce Bozzi Jr., a fourth generation family member of The Palm Restaurant, about grilling steak. Here are some of his family’s tricks of the trade for preparing the ultimate steak. Choose your cut and get grilling: HANGER STEAK…
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