Are conventional cookers really that old?

Conventional cookers’ trend is fading out day by day, and we are getting more and more fascinated by the new induction-based technology. Of course, that’s making our lives much more convenient, but there are certain things in which they can’t replace conventional cookers.So this makes us question that is traditional stoves have become old fashioned or useless? Certainly not. First of all its important to know the difference between mechanism of conventional cookers and electric/induction based cookers. Traditional stoves are usually stove top cookers whereas electricity apparently runs electric cookers. It has four stoves and 1 or 2 ovens. There will be knobs to determine the temperature of the ovens and stoves.

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The most common complaint from electric cookers is that they only soften the outer layer of the vegetable and not inside, whereas in conventional cookers or steam cookers vegetable gets soften wholly.This phenomenon is known as adsorption and absorption respectively.The inside core areas remain uncooked and raw.On the other hand, you will never face this problem with conventional cookers if steamed properly. This remains to be a major issue against electric or solar cookers.

Only keeping convenience at priority level should not be the factor in choosing electric cooker every time.With conventional stoves come more power and pressure so that you don’t have to spend much time to heat or cook the stuff. They reach higher temperature and pressure than electrics.

Not only this, but they are also cheaper and durable. An electric may last maximum for 4 to 5 years, but these conventional cookers won’t go anywhere before ten years. Traditional stoves are made up of aluminum and stainless steel which is extremely durable. But cooks have complained about electronic failures within three years of use. Certainly, conventional cookers are more reliable regarding durability.

There are many health effects related to this too. First of all conventional cookers make use water more which is usually hard water. And this hard water helps to retain some ions of food into them only which makes the food tastier and reduce health illness. For a detailed review of the top electric cookers, you should refer to http://dreamhomeresource.com/best-pressure-cooker-reviews/. There are many health benefits associated with them. Other important thing is that when you cook food  in a conventional cooker, you cook it raw and boil it in water which also kills all the germs. Use of conventional stoves is therefore a better choice from health point of view.

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Electric cookers take more space and are comparatively heavier. It’s bulky and tall and can not be kept in a cupboard whereas conventional stoves can be stored anywhere plus the pot of the cooker could not only be used over stove top but also on camping fire or BBQ.

Not that electric stoves are a bad choice but then we should not undermine the advantages we had from these conventional cookers and not discard them. Of course, they are not that eco-friendly than those solar cookers, but its expensiveness and not an efficient performance remains a problem. So conventional stoves never actually became old or ran out of trend because there are certain aspects which couldn’t get replaced.

Chicago pizza v/s New York pizza

The battle between Chicago style pizza and New York pizza has been going on for centuries, and we are still not able to declare the winner.Every time this topic comes and leaves us with endless debates.

But before going there knowing both of pizzas is important. NY style Pizzas were originated in NYC only in 1905.These are mostly preferred in New York, New Jersey, nd Connecticut. Chicago style pizza developed first in Chicago in 1943 and the main idea was to make a deep dish pizza . It should not to be confused with what we commonly know as ‘deep pan’. It’s about 3 inches thick.Deep dish pizza is a kind of Chicago style pizza,b ut it remains to be the most popular form.

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Some people believe that its futile to discuss which is better than what as there is no comparison at all.Contesting them on the basis of just crust which remains to be the major difference is not a that good idea. That’s more like comparing same things with different thickness level. If one really had both of them then I think they would be able to find many differences. I would probably not give a specific winner to this contest but will leave you definitely with more awareness of this battle and the actual difference between the two.

  • The crust

New York pizza is known for its thin yet enriched with tomato sauce,cheese and toppings crust.

Whereas deep dish Chicago style pizza is like a cheese burst into your mouth and you simply can’t resist if you are a hard core cheese lover!

  • Convenience

NY pizza is much more convenient to hold and eat. Infact if you can not fold the pizza then it isn’t a true NY pizza .On the other hand Chicago pizza is itself a an experience . You simply can not just eat it but you need your own personal space to enjoy it.

  • Toppings

NY pizza comes with a thin layer of topping whereas you have an inch deep topping full of cheese and stuff in Chicago style pizza. Not that thin layer means any compromise anywhere , it has its own pleasure of eating. It’s totally depended upon personal preference. Where there are people who are simply fascinated by inch deep topping and then there are those who find thin layer more appealing and easy to digest.

  • Cheese

Thin mozzarella cheese is what usually present in NY pizzas and we will definitely not have a problem with that. Chicago pizzas to fill there inch deep toppings with different types of cheese.

  • Servings

NY pizzas are usually served as a triangular easy to fold pieces and Chicago pizzas are served like a casserole.

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These are the basic differences between the two. Both are obviously pizzas and you just can’t hate them but the priority is always based on personal preference. Where NY pizzas are becoming more and more popular just because of the convenience factor, we know that when it comes to proper pizza eating experience Chicago pizzas can’t be avoided. Though its really easy for Chicago style to make fat and full of cheese !

How to clean your restaurant with a vacuum cleaner in under 30 minutes

What is it to open your restaurant earlier than your working hours to make sure that that dust goes out before the customer enters. Of course, we can not escape that but we can anytime make some proper use of tricks to minimize the time a little bit, and who doesn’t like to sleep a bit more!

Not just time but also labor and energy are where you save.So that is why it becomes too important to think about it.

Those vacuum cleaners are obviously your single weapon for this war, and by efficiently using them, you can cut off your cleaning time.Vacuum cleaners themselves are the best technology for such purpose but its always better to use ideas with technology and use it better. There are some easy to apply and helpful tips which could help you with that.

It’s critical first to be aware of the feature and types of your vacuum cleaner to understand better which one will help to more. There are always choices between ‘wide areas’ and ‘uprights.’The choice will depend on the type of furniture you have , for instance, ide area vacuum cleaners will help if your furniture is immobile.Other kinds include ‘stick’ vacuum cleaners and ‘hand held’, but they are not very efficient for commercial use.  Apart from this, vacuum cleaners with backpacks rather than canisters and those with revolving brush would always be a better option for commercial use. Revolving brushes would help clean carpets and pack will save the space which a canister would take.

  • Long chords

It’s always better to use long chords for your vacuum cleaner as obviously finding new plug points for very remote corner will take time.Its convenient and time saving but all you need to take care is to tangle the wire and go in a planned way. That should come in handy when you use your canister vacuum cleaner for hardwood floors. There are also ‘robotic’ vacuum cleaners present in market which are wireless, but they are too expensive at the same time.

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  • Siding the furniture

This could be the most important tip if your vacuum cleaners are fit for the purpose.All you need to do is that keep your mobile furniture aside and try to vacant the space and then finally clean it fast.Instead of trying to fit in your cleaners in and around, putting them aside not only saves time but also cleans it better.When you don’t have much space to aside the furniture then accumulate all of them together and clean the rest of the stuff then shift those to cleaned areas and repeat the same.

  • Planning always helps

Instead of randomly cleaning spaces, target the areas you would like to be thoroughly cleaned and do them first. There are certain spaces on which you have to focus more so targeting zones or in other words planning could help save time.

  • Thicker or heavier wiring

Not that thicker or heavy wiring will help save your time directly but they are very helpful for long run as they are perfect for rough and tough use. Where these wires would help in saving time is probably that they will not get tangled up so easily when you are using long wires.

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10 things you didn’t know about Chicago

Known as The Windy City, the City of Big Shoulders, the Second City, and The City That Works, Chicago is the third most populous country in the United States. It is an international hub for finance, industry, commerce, telecommunications, technology, and transportation. Like any other state, Chicago too has its amazements and secrets.

Here are that ten things about Chicago that you probably didn’t know before.

  1. The Ferris wheel was invented 1893 in Chicago. Today, Navy Pier is home to a 15-story Ferris wheel, modeled after the original one. It receives approximately nine million visitors annually.
  1. Chicago’s downtown area is commonly known as “The Loop.” It is named so because the area is encircled by the elevated (‘L’) train tracks. The Loop is home to Chicago’s commercial core, City Hall, and the seat of Cook County.
  1. The alternative gloveless form of softball called the game of 16-inch softball was invented in Chicago.

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  1. One of its engineering advancements include the 1900 project which was successful in reversing the flow of the Chicago river causing it to drain in the Mississippi river as opposed to its earlier draining into lake Michigan .
  1. The Art Institute of Chicago is recognized for housing the largest and most extensive collections paintings in the world both Impressionist and Post – Impressionist.  Some of the famous paintings that it houses include The bedroom Vincent Van Gogh, Two Sisters by Pierre-Auguste Renoir,  American Gothic by Grant Wood, Nighthawks by Edward Hoppe and The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso.
  1. With the passage of the Percentage-for-Arts Ordinance in 1978, Chicago became one of the first municipalities in the world to require public art as part of the restoration and reconstruction of municipal buildings,
  1. When it opened in 1991, the Harold Washington Library Centre, with approximately 6.5 million books, was the world’s largest municipal library. The library has appeared in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest public library building in the world.
  1. The Lincoln Park Zoo, one of only three major free zoos in the country, is the country’s oldest public zoo that entertains approximately three million visitors annually.
  1. The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) stands as the tallest building in the whole of the Western Hemisphere with 110 stories. The Willis Tower elevators are among the fastest in the world with the super speed of as high as 1600 feet per minute. It attracts more than 1.7 million visitors annually.

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  1. The flag of Chicago also has its unique meaning. The four stars represent Fort Dearborn, the World’s Columbian Exposition, the Chicago fire, and the Century of Progress Exposition. Interestingly, theGreat Chicago Fire of 1871 was responsible for the obliteration of the last remnants of Fort Dearborn.

Crave spicy food ? Try out these Indian restaurants in Chicago

Indian cuisine is world renowned for the exceptional and exquisite taste it offers. Made with the use of a lot of spices, the food will either take your taste buds for a joy ride or will make you run for water depending on your taste preferences.
Indians carry their cuisine on their sleeves wherever they go. So it’s not difficult to find Indian restaurants abroad.

Here are a few Indian restaurants in Chicago you should try if you become homesick or are a food lover looking to try international cuisines at a single place:

The Little India

Located at 1109 W Bryn Mawr Ave, this retro offers both Indian and Pakistani cuisines and is a heaven for non-vegetarians the most famous being chicken tikka masala and chicken makhani. It doesn’t disappoint the vegans as every dish from aloo gobi to samosa to jar ka halwa is on the menu.

Hema’s Kitchen

Located a little south down to Lakeview, it is one of the small, home type restaurants. Known for its North Indian cuisine, visitors also crave about the seafood here.

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The Indian Garden

Set at 247 E. Ontario St. it is an upscale North Indian restaurant whose décor and ambiance gives you a short tour of India. The Hindu god sculptures and the sculptures of elephants added with the bright-collared draperies and curtains give this place a very Indian touch. It also has classical music playing in the background which adds to the elegance of your home. Hyderabadi biryani is a must try here.

Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine

If you are one big Bollywood fan, this is just the place for you. The walls have been adorned with posters of Bollywood celebrities, movies, and songs.

The best items on the menu include murgh makhani and the Indian spiced tea.

Bombay Wraps
One of the best places to try Indian fast food, Bombay Wraps currently has two outlets in Chicago. It offers a large variety of wraps, both veg and non-veg, samosa, dal and potato fries. Come here for a quick bite or the meal on the go.

Vermilion

With a blend of Indian and Latin cuisines, its menu is a must try for all with the sophisticated taste buds. Pindi Chole is one of the specialties and a dish that just bursts in your mouth. 

Cumin 

Located at 1414 N. Milwaukee Ave, this place has some fabulous dishes on its menu. The goat gravy here is the perfect blend of meat and Indian spices. You will also find a wide variety of pakoras here.

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What makes this restaurant different is the presence of chutneys on its menu alongside the north Indian cuisine and seafood. Do visit here once for the food and also for the vintage posters decorating its walls.

Chicago Curry House

If you are fond of fine dining, this is the place for you. The site offers a menu of Indian and Nepalese cuisine. Go for a lunch buffet and surprise yourself with an assortment of dishes.

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Besides these, there are a lot more places to explore and food to taste. Pick up your backpacks and travel the world.

10 Best BBQ Contests in Chicago

Nothing beats the fun, joy and thrill of travelling around a city exploring the local tastes and cuisines. Imagine what fun it would be to participate in such food fests and contests where you can lose your inhibitions about your taste in food and meet fellow food lovers.

Barbeque is both a cooking method and apparatus.  Barbecuing is usually done out-of-doors by smoking the meat over wood or charcoal. Grilling, roasting and braising also constitute as barbeque methods.

 

Chicago is one country famous for its style of cuisines. Famous for its deep dish style pizzas, hot dogs and beef sandwiches, Chicago is also known for its food festivals and contests featuring barbeque.

Here are some contests which you should try out while in Chicago.

 

  • WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT

Generally held around July 15-17 at 560 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, it is a mega country summer event along the river.

 

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Held in the month of June, this event also features live Music and Entertainment, Face Painters, Stilt Walkers, Balloon Artists, Basketball Skills Contests, Pickle & Hot Dog Eating Contests, Great Food and more!

 

  • WINDY CITY RIBFEST

This event is usually held in the month of July in Chicago’s uptown neighbourhood.
you can taste and explore some of the best bbq from top local and national rib pros. Compare rib nuances – sweet or smoky, tender or charred, dry rubbed or dripping in sauce – while bands on the stage enhance the mood of all the the bbq lovers in the crowd.

 

  • 6 CORNERS BBQ FEST

One of the favourites amongst the Chicagoans, this event brings together some of the city’s best pulled pork and gigantic turkey legs, beef brisket and huge racks of baby back ribs. Other highlights include arts & crafts, a kids’ activity area, and fun wrestling shows. It is held in the month of June.

  • BEER AND BARBEQUE CHALLENGE

Held in the month of August at Old Irvin Park it is a competition pairing beer, and great BBQ.

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  • TASTE OF RANDOLPH STREET

Held in the month of June, this festival brings together some of the city’s best food and music for an epic weekend. The city’s top rated chefs and restaurants participate in this fest.

  • ELSTON AVENUE SAUSAGE & MUSIC FEST

One of the premier outdoor food events in the nation, encased meats are the spotlight at this annual fest along with  indie music acts, arts & crafts and activities for kids.

  • TASTE OF CHICAGO

Held in the month of July, this 5 daylong event is Chicago’s biggest food festival. Expect mega country stars, food booths that set up daily, local food trucks, rotating Pop Up restaurants, and Celebrity Chef dining tents.

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  • CHICAGO BACON AND BEER CLASSIC

Indulge in unlimited bacon dishes from over 30+ Chicago restaurants, 80+ craft beers, music, games and more in this October held event at Soldier Field in Chicago.

 

Since Chicagoans are fond of Italian, Mexican, Greek and Latin cuisine too, you may also bump into food fests featuring the above mentioned dishes. For a food lover, it can be a bonus delight,

So grab your bags and be on the move as an assortment of mouth-watering dishes awaits you.

What Your Mom Didn’t Tell You About Electric Smokers

  1. Regulation of Temperature.

To regulate the internal temperature of a smoker, a majority of electric smokers use a thermostat. It is not unknown to anyone, that while cooking, temperature timing is a very crucial factor. Smokers with thermostats have received the most favorable and prestigious evaluation. Hence, it would be a win-win, to have a smoker that lets you set the temperature, and saves you the effort of collecting the extras such as charcoal and wood chunks. Not only this, but it also sets the idle temperature for a particular type of food dish.

There is a little ventilation in the combustion chamber of any smoker, so as to let the heat and smoke escape. These are called caveats. Wood and charcoal smokers are amongst the favorite ones to have it. However, electric smokers don’t. The reason behind this is that there isn’t any need for combustion while one cooks their food in an electric smoker. With this feature, comes an advantage to the user. That is, the task of cleaning the smoker becomes less troublesome and less time consuming.

  1. Better appearance and better taste. 

We discussed how an electric smoker has an inbuilt set up to regulate the temperature. As technology is advancing, there is specific temperatures and time for cooking that’d help one cook the food better. The food results without any unwanted burn spots and gives a lot tastier and attractive meal than the old wood or charcoal smokers.

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  1. The flow of heat.

It is essential for anybody first to be sure of the kind of smoker they want. And it’s advisable not to buy a smoker until the heat structure is clearly familiar with. One should take smokers that have a good flow and outlet for heat. Secondly, the movement of heat is an important pointer because the risk of the food being over cooked and under cooked is always there. So, it’s better to find yourself an electric smoker that is easy to handle, has a good flow of heat and lets out heat quickly, like the masterbuilt ones.

  1. Type of structural layers

One must have a good knowledge about the different kinds of layers and trays in the electric smokers. When making an educated decision, it’s the safest option to take a smoker/cooker that has thicker grids and is also straight. We don’t recommend that many resources, but if you have to go through a guide on the smokers, the exact one for you is here- https://www.thehouseofbbq.com/best-electric-smoker-reviews/. How these play a significant role has two reasons. Firstly, storage of the smoker when not in use will not be something the user would have to ponder upon. Secondly, thicker grids mean the user doesn’t have to worry about the weight/load the networks can tolerate.

  1. Rapid emergence.

Smoking food items especially meat has been an age old practice. It has often been said that smoking the meat gives it a better flavor and texture along with the tenderness it has to offer to the food item.  Wood and charcoal smokers had been the oldest to facilitate this cooking procedure. Today with the advancement of technology in almost every field, we have seen how electric smokers have made cooking so much easier. The features and various models the electronic element have, to offer, just adds on.smoker-2

5 Chicago Pizzerias you must check out

Somebody said that love for food is the truest love on earth. Being a foodie, I definitely agree with this saying. Pizza is one dish that goes along with any occasion. Happy or sad you may be but pizza will sure shot lighten up your mood and also get rid of those late night hunger pangs.

Chicago, the third most populous city of US, is a food lover’s delight as it boasts of a large number of regional specialties that are a reflection of the city itself… While there isn’t just one type of Chicago-style pizza since several types were developed in Chicago, it is world renowned for its deep-dish style pizza pie which typically has a crust up to three inches tall at the edge, a little higher than the ingredients, and includes vast amounts of cheese and tomato sauce on the side. You’ll also find major of the toppings being sausage and pepperoni as it is a favourite there.

Whenever you visit Chicago, make sure to check out this pizza outlasts for giving a joyride to your taste buds:

  • Lou Malate’s Pizzeria, River North

This outlet was founded in 1971. Since then. It has been serving tourist and locals alike in over 50 of its outlets. The menu includes deep dish pizzas, thin crust pizzas, appetizers like chicken wings, cheese bread etc., soups, salads and beverages. The prices of the menu are not so economical but at the same time, not a huge burden on the pocket too.

 

  • Pizzeria Uno

Founded in 1943, this is one of the oldest pizza outlet on Chicago and is famous because of the old authentic taste it provides. Do try the cheese peperoni deep dish pizza and cheese fingers here.

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  • Bartoli’s

Famous for its Chicago-style deep dish pizza that has a light & crunchy crust rich in flavour, complimented by a homemade pizza sauce hand-blended with the perfect seasoning of  Italian herbs & spices, Bartoli’s ticks off both the taste and price category.

 

  • The Art Of Pizza

Voted #1 Deep Dish Pizza by the Chicago Tribune, The Art Of pizza is renowned for its deep dish pies and stuffed varieties. What’s more? You get a Lakeview for absolutely free.

  • Pequod’s Pizza

Having one of the highest reviewer ratings, you’ll find a huge variety of deep –dish pizza pies here (one with a caramelised crust is also available). Their deep dish pizzas are baked in cast iron pans blackened by decades of seasoning. The overflowing cheese emerging from the oven looks like it is crowning the caramelized crust. A tip: For $5 grab your pick of a deep dish pizza any weekday between 11 AM and 3 PM.

Other than these, there are several other pizzerias to try as Chicago can be called the ‘Home of Pizzas’. From deep dish pizza pies to thin crust pizzas to gooey cheese covering the pizzas to stuffed pizzas, there are a lot of pizzas to be tried and tasted. But one thing is sure, you won’t find the same taste or style of pizza anywhere.

Happy Eating!

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HOW TO MAKE A CHICAGO STYLE PIZZA

Hear the word pizza and the taste buds begin to jump. Pizza – originally an Italian dish, is a favourite among people of almost every age group. Over the time, spreading over the world, it has taken new forms and thus different styles of baking a pizza have been developed each with their own authentic delicious taste. One of them is the ‘Chicago style pizza’.

What is unique to this style of pizza?

The most famous Chicago style pizza is the deep-dish pizza. The pan in which it is baked gives the pizza its characteristically high edge and a deep surface for the use of a huge amount of cheese complimented by a tomato sauce. Chicago-style pizza may be prepared in deep-dish style and as a stuffed pizza. Chicago-style pizza is known for having a light and buttery crust that holds up to a generous proportion of ingredients.

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How to make a simple Chicago style pizza?


For the dough
:  Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water in a bowl. Let the mixture rest for 5 to 10 minutes until the yeast begins to form a creamy foam .Combine yeast mixture, flour, kosher salt and corn oil in a large bowl. Knead until dough holds together but is still slightly sticky, for about 2 minutes .Form dough into a ball and transfer to a buttered bowl, turning to coat. Covering the bowl with a towel afterwards will allow the dough to rise at room temperature until double in size, 6 hours. Punch down the dough and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Press dough into a 10-inch deep dish pizza pan.

Unlike a usual pizza dough, dough for this style of pizza is rolled out with a dusting of semolina. Or corn meal. Shape the dough up the sides. It will create space for all the ingredients for a thick, deep-dish pizza.

For the tomato sauce : The tomato sauce can be made with fire-roasted tomatoes to give the sauce a special edge along with onions, garlic, fresh oregano, rosemary, thyme, and ground white pepper. You can also add some other ingredients suiting your taste.

The toppings: Apart from regular toppings like bell peppers, onion and tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and sausage are the trademark for a Chicago style pizza

The cheeses: This pizza involves three-cheese combination of smoked or regular mozzarella, Romano cheese, and the ricotta salata provides the salty edge to the pizza pie. Add in some red pepper flakes to intensify the taste.

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The baking part

  1. Place a baking stone in a rack of your oven and place a sheet of aluminium foil across the rack. Preheat your oven to around 500 degrees (F) for a duration of 40 minutes.
  1. Lightly grease the bottom of your pan with oil.
  2. Press out the dough in the pan from centre to the edge, as flat and even as possible. Squeeze up the sides into a paper-thin layer whose length should be 1 to 1-1/2 inches high.
  3. Lightly press sliced mozzarella cheese into the dough, stacking the slices one above the other till the entire bottom is enclosed.

 

Serving tip: As you serve the pizza, pass around torn basil leaves, oregano and hot pepper flakes for people to adjust the pizza to taste.
So, what are you waiting for?

Grab your cooking aprons and show your amazing chef skills to the world.

12 FACTS ABOUT BARBECUE THAT WILL IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS

You love barbecue, I love barbecue, everyone loves barbecue! Now that we’ve established this, today I’ve gone ahead and compiled (painstakingly, I might add), awesome trivia that’ll make you savor your backyard love on the grill even feistier!

  1. A kind of mystery surrounds the etymology of the word ‘Barbecue’. Nobody can vouch for where this word comes from. The closest guess is that word “barbecue” was derived from a Taino Indian word that Spanish explorers said sounded like “barbacoa.”

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  1. The present form of the word “barbecue” first formally entered the English language in the 17th century introduced by the explorer William Dampier.
  1. That way, barbecue has been around for a few centuries. None other than George Washington wrote of attending a ‘Barbecue’ in 1769. Washington was notorious with spellings. Wasn’t he?
  1. Barbecues have been a White House regular (more like tradition) since Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. It was interrupted on September 12, 2001, due to the terror attacks. 7000 pounds of beef were instead distributed amongst the rescue workers who had flown into Washington.
  1. BBQ had had its tryst with glory, when in 2008 the Russians cooked up a 335-foot storm using 250 skewers. They cooked 500 Sausages over the hot coals contained in world’s largest barbecue.

  1. BBQ competitions seem to be becoming the hottest hobby of the 21st century. All 50 states in US host such events but, with their most famous cook-offs being held in Memphis, TN in the month of May and The American Royal in Kansas City.
  1. The discovery of fire enabled roasting of meat on fire which propelled humanity to the next stage in evolution. Biologists agree that it freed up the energy used for digesting raw meat and diverted it to the development of the brain. In that sense, Barbecuing made us smarter and stronger!

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  1. The art of barbecuing is well entrenched in cultures all over the world. In Korea, small dishes consisting of radish and kimchi are served with pre-marinated prime cuts. In Cuba, pit-roasted pigs are the traditional Christmas Eve Dinner.
  1. The art of barbecuing is very versatile. You can grill anything under the sun, even fruits like banana, pineapple, papaya and mango. What’s more, the fruits will add refreshing colors to your labor of love!
  1. Charcoal is no longer the most preferred BBQ choice, and its sales are down by 38% while gas smokers have taken over by up to 53%.
  1. The overall BBQ and alfresco eating and entertainment market in 2013 were worth just a little over 7.1 billion pounds. Why will it not be? In economically stressful times barbecue is lighter on your pocket as compared to a visit to a local pub or restaurant.
  1. The last but not the least. Happy news for ladies. Men love Barbecue like never before. It is becoming male dominated with over 56% taking the charge while women’s share is starting to decline with 44% now. A well-deserved break for female folks!

Which of these facts boggled you? Did we miss out on something? Comment below and let us know!