Perfect grill marks are a good sign of a hot grill, heavy grates and a grillmaster who knows what he or she is doing.
Traditional American barbecue is just one style of smoking. Food can be smoke-cured to preserve it and remove moisture; it can be smoke-roasted and it can be cold smoked.
In simplest terms, barbecuing is the art of cooking food slowly with wood smoke. Learn how to take your next barbecue tot he next level.
It is all about the Maillard Reaction — the caramelization of sugars and amino acids working together with heat.