You mean there's a
You bet! Although most American's don't understand the
differences, and even when they do they tend to use these two terms interchangeably.
But to aficionados the differences are night and day. In other areas
in the kitchen we
will dig a little into the different styles of outdoor cooking. At least those
styles practiced here in America.
Basically the differences between
barbecue and grilling can be summarized in the following fashion:
- grilling involves cooking over intense heat (500° or more) for short
(an hour or less) periods of time
- barbecuing means cooking over low heat (225° or less),
with smoke, and for long
periods of time
To be sure these are over simplifications because recipes abound
that represent far flung variations on these themes. Nevertheless, the principles
above serve as the best differentiation between grilling and barbecuing.
But the bottom line is...who cares? Both styles of cooking can
deliver spectacular results, and in Big Daddy's kitchen that really is the bottom
To learn more about both barbecuing and grilling use the
links on this page to find information (and opinion) on cooking style,
technique, equipment and, of course, great recipes.