August 13, 2013

Grilled cheese sandwiches to knock your socks off

BY W. WAYT GIBBS Associated Press When I was a child, I thought like a child, I ate like a child: PB&Js, BLTs and grilled cheese sandwiches made from slices of Velveeta melted to gooey perfection between two slices of skillet-toasted white bread. But when I became an adult, I put away childish things. I […]

August 12, 2013

Beer-can chicken: popular classic based on science

BY W. WAYT GIBBS Associated Press You may not find too many restaurant chefs plopping their poultry on cans of PBR, but all those tailgaters and beachside grillers are on to something. There are solid scientific reasons that chicken really does roast better in a more upright, lifelike pose than when it is flat on […]

June 13, 2013

Great grilling with 3 tricks to tender, tasty beef

BY W. WAYT GIBBS Associated Press You don’t have to go to some high-end steakhouse or shell out $200 a pound for ultramarbled Wagyu beef from Japan to get flavorful, tender beef for your next barbecue. Just keep three crucial factors in mind: the grade, the grain and the aging. A well-informed purchase and a […]

April 26, 2013

A shocking (and hot!) tip for preserving produce

By W. WAYT GIBBS Associated Press Nothing is more frustrating than finding the perfect cucumber or head of lettuce at the farmers market, paying top-dollar for it, and then… tossing it out a week later when it has gone moldy or slimy in the refrigerator. No doubt one reason so many of us eat too […]

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