10 Foods You Should Never Cook On A Grill, According To Experts

Grilling season is a delight for anyone who enjoys perfectly charred burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and other flavorful items ― so much so that people these days tend to throw just about anything on a grill, from watermelon to lettuce. That said, a fired-up propane, charcoal or natural gas grill is not the ideal … Read more

The Best And Worst Hot Dogs At The Grocery Store, Ranked By Nutritionists

OK, so hot dogs aren’t the world’s healthiest food, but admit it: If they weren’t on the menu at summer barbecues, it’d feel like losing a friend. your fortunately, with a growing number of healthier hot dogs hitting supermarket shelves, it’s become possible to indulge and still go easy on body. You just need to … Read more

How to Grill the Perfect Hot Dog

photo: Stephen Johnson/North Hills Hot Dog League It’s summertime, people, and that means heat rash, going to work even though it’s a really nice day, and grilling hot dogs! The humble frankfurter may have been invented in Germany, but it has become a distinctly American food—according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Councilin 2020, … Read more

The Tastiest Way to Keep Fish From Sticking to the Grill

photo: Claire Lower Grilling a whole fish is an impressive, if slightly intimidating, display of grilling prowess. It’s not complicated—put the fish on the grill and cook until flakey—but the process is rife with potential missteps that can make would-be fish griller a little skittish. The delicate skin can stick to the grates and tear, … Read more

Smoking Is for Everyone: A Guide to Smoked Meats, Veggies, and Pretty Much Everything Else

When I was growing up in Chicago, my father and I had a semi-annual ritual: pick up a slab and a half of sticky baby-back ribs from our favorite South Side barbecue spot, sneak their drippy Styrofoam containers into our ostensibly kosher- keeping home, then devour them while watching James Bond movies on basic cable. … Read more

The Biggest Grilling Mistake People Make, According To Grill Masters

Doing the grilling at a backyard get-together is a serious job. Whether you’re cooking up burgers, chicken, steak, veggies or fruit, you certainly don’t want your food to go up in smoke. Grilling is a tricky business — you’re literally playing with fire — and there’s not a lot of room for error. That said, … Read more

The Top Causes Of Foodborne Illnesses At Barbecues And Cookouts

Backyard Barbecues and Cookouts with friends are one of the best parts about summer. Walk through your neighborhood on any warm-weather day and you’ll without a doubt inhale the smoky smell of charcoal on the grill. Here’s the question, though: Do you trust your friends enough to serve you food safely? (Seriously, think about what … Read more