Did you know that May is National Barbecue Month? Barbecuing is a very popular pastime in our country. No matter if you prefer charcoal or gas, barbecuing is American as apple pie. Most people use barbecues to get together with family and friends. Barbecuing is also a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the weather. It can also be very healthy. Usually when people barbecue they use fresh food, which is better for our bodies. Barbecuing can be economical because making food at home is usually cheaper than eating out.
When I think of barbecue, I think of ribs smothered in sauce, shish kebabs and grilled corn. I think of being with my family and having a good time. I think of fireworks and being at various Atlanta area parks. Barbecues are about so much more than the food. If you have barbecued food on the brain, stop by your local library and pick up some of the wonderful books on barbecuing.
The Gardener and the Grill: The Bounty of the Garden Meets the Sizzle of the Grill by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig
Good Housekeeping Grilling: More Than 275 Perfect Year Round Recipes, Rosemary Ellis, Editor-in-Chief
Michael Chiarello’s Live Fire: 125 Recipes for Cooking Outdoors by Michael Chiarello
100 Grilling Recipes You Can’t Live Without by Cheryl and Bill Jamison
So enjoy all of May–and if you can, barbecue every day for the rest of the month.