I recollect the outdoor barbecues we used to have when I used to be a kid. My father would spend the day working the grill and handing out the food while my friends and family spent the day eating gigantic rare and not so rare burgers that could be considered life-endangering on oh so many fronts. The outside griddle was the center of attention and so many good memories were made on that terrace.
Today I haven’t got the space we had when I was bit younger and the large weber grill my father had would not fit in my California apartment. Here’s where a tiny grill becomes active. Just as the name suggests a tiny grill uses less space giving loft dwellers, like me, a chance to create similar memories to those from my youth, but in far less space.
There are many tiny portable BBQ’s that get the job finished though on a slightly smaller scale. My youth get-togethers regularly numbered twenty to 40 people but my studio can only accommodate 10 to fifteen nicely, and a lightweight BBQ like the Coleman Road Trip Grill or the Weber Q a hundred, which is often referred to as a Baby-Q, will handle the burgers, chicken, and 1 or 2 ears of corn just fine .
There are numerous advantages to a small grill, such as portability. You can take it camping or have a tailgate party and support your local team. The size makes traveling simple and you can have a cookout on the beach, in the mountains or simply about anywhere. This far outweighs the undeniable fact that a tiny griddle just doesn’t have the cooking power of a large grill.
There are even griddles that bum a ride on the back of your car like the Margaritaville tailgate grill, which allows you to just stop the automobile and cook where ever you chance to be. You may not have the space you like on your terrace but you can head off into the untouched spaces and experience a meal on a mountaintop if you’d like and see things with a “bird’s eye view”.
I’m glad I realized that small grills are far more powerful these days. You can griddle steaks that at a previous time were reserved for larger grills. I am getting the additional benefit of freedom to take the BBQ on the road that my dad never had. Kind of like “Have Griddle Will Travel”, and whether you like the beach or the mountains, or simply desire to line up outside of the stadium you can and it’s your decision. What will it be?Tags: center of attention, julia child, photographs illustrating food preparation, Small grill, recipe collection <BR/>