Grilling vs Barbecuing: Is there a difference?
When I was growing up in the South, no one “grilled.” We had barbecues. And oh my, those dinners included succulent (and crazy-simple) “barbecued chicken in aluminum foil.” Cue the song by country group Shenandoah.
Barbecuing boasts simplicity. The perfect marinade and sauce (wet or dry), plus many hours–low and slow. It’s kinda like living in the South. If you want the best result, you better not be in a hurry. Kick up your feet, put on your favorite music, forget about any worries, and go with the flow–as long as it takes.
Grilling, on the other hand, is about getting the job done right — whatever it takes. The recipes may be a bit more involved and more varied, but that’s also the challenge and the fun. Instead of low and slow, grilling is high and intense.
I don’t know if the difference is due to the passing of decades or to the varying styles in regions of the United States. Either way, I won’t go further into the philosophical distinctions. I’ll just highlight cookbooks and recipes for you to enjoy, whether you want to kick back or kick it up.
Grilling vs Barbecuing: Two Cookbooks
Regardless of your outdoor-cooking style preference, we have a cookbook for you. It’s the last week of July, and the last week of National Grilling Month–or is it National Barbecuing Month? Take your pick.
We’re wrapping up the month of July the same way we started: giving you an opportunity to win two grilling (barbecuing) cookbooks.
More info on the cookbooks:
Even if you don’t win the cookbooks, you can still barbecue some ribs or grill some corn with these sample recipes:
There are seven ways to enter the giveaway, but it’s not necessary to do all seven entries. Choose whichever one(s) you like, and you’ll be entered in the giveaway. The winner, to be randomly selected and notified by e-mail, must claim the cookbook within 10 days. Giveaway ends on Monday, August 8, 2016. U.S. addresses, 18+ years of age only.
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