Quotes

My favorite quotes about grilling and meat

“I believe that the ability to cook meat over a wood fire is inborn in all of us.  But perfecting your sixth sense for grilling — knowing exactly when to turn a bone-in rib roast, or precisely how much heat is required to develop a delicious, salty crust on a steak — takes time.  It’s a skill perfected over the course of hundreds of Sundays conducting a backyard symphony of meat and heat.  A great grill master combines skill with acute intuition.”
– Francis Mallman, from Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way.

“A butcher is like a priest. We represent blood, life and carnality. We understand about the flesh, about sin, about good food and beautiful women.” 
– Dario Cecchini (The ‘Butcher of Panzano’)

“All normal people love meat … You don’t win friends with salad.”
– Homer Simpson

“Grilling, broiling, barbecuing – whatever you want to call it – is an art, not just a matter of building a fire and throwing on a piece of meat as a sacrifice to the gods of the stomach.”
– James Beard, Beard on Food

“That outdoor grilling is a manly pursuit has long been beyond question. If this wasn’t firmly understood, you’d never get grown men to put on those aprons with pictures of dancing wienies and things on the front and messages like ‘Come ‘n’ Get It'”
– William Geist, ‘New York Times Magazine’

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