It's Labor Day, time for holiday cook-outs and we've got some do?s, don'ts, info, and look-outs. Today you'll learn about barbecue tips and trivia for grillin', cookin', and sizzlin'. Like this: today, America will cook 60 million pounds of beef and will eat 150 million hot dogs! And, while you're flippin' burgers and grillin? franks, remember to give old Henry Ford a thanks. Why? He invented the charcoal briquette, using leftover sawdust and wood scraps from his assembly line for Model-T Fords!
The word ?barbecue? comes from a style of cooking used by the Taino Indians long ago in the Carribean. It was brought to us by Columbus, who discovered it (just before america) in 1492.
Some tips old Chris and the Indians wish they knew: never use left-over marinades on cooked meats, and wash hands and food prep surfaces often. No running water handy? A spray bottle of water with a tablespoon of bleach will do. And this could save you plenty: don't barbecue too close to your vinyl siding or it'll melt, okay, grill away!