Food says so much about where you’ve come from, where you’ve decided to go, and the lessons you’ve learned. It’s geography, politics, tradition, belief and so much more and this week, we invite you to dig in and discover the rich, ever-evolving taste of America in 2011. The week will culminate with a Secret Supper in New York City, and Eatocracy invites you to participate online starting Monday July 11th at 6:30 p.m. E.T.
A few dogs, some burgers, a steak, maybe a batch of your famous ribs - is there anything more American than cooking out? Well - the U.S. may have perfected the art of the backyard barbecue, but the rest of the world isn't exactly immune to the thrill of the grill. Nearly every nation on Earth puts heat to meat on a grate and makes a meal of it, and so far as we're concerned, the more the merrier.
Here's a ten stop tasting tour of some of the world's greatest grilling hot spots.
Much more traditional is yakitori, or skewered, boneless chicken parts often including hearts, liver, gizzards, meatballs or chunks or white meat. This is grilled with salt or tare, which is a sweet, savory sauce made from mirin, soy sauce, sake and sugar. While chicken is the most commonly served yakitori, the term can also encompass skewers of grilled tofu, scallions, pork belly, asparagus, meatballs or other ingredients.
Got a favorite global grilling style, or is the good ol' US of A where it's at? Share your red-hot and juicy musings in the comments below and catch up on all our grilling tips.