If the existence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and hetrocyclic amines wasn’t enough to depress us, fairly recent research on barbecue grilling in France (2003) has profiled the dangers of another group of harmful carcinogenic chemicals, the dioxins. The researchers found that a typical two-hour barbecue session can release into the atmosphere the same level of these dioxins as up to 220,000 cigarettes.
First, no barbeque would be complete without guests. Finding a time and date that’s OK for everyone shouldn’t be to far so long as you everyone enough advanced notice.
Gourmet sausages, marinated pork tenderloin, and Teryaki chicken are just some of the meats that work really well on a barbecue. These plus a range of delicious grilled vegetables, maybe some bbq prawns, salads, rice, and unusual breads make quite a feast.
When do you usually barbecue? After work? On weekend afternoons? So you usually cook lunch and dinner? Have you ever thought about firing up the barbecue on a lazy Sunday and cooking breakfast that way?
Hetrocyclic amines are found inside cooked meat more than on the surface. In consequence, you can’t get rid of them by scrapping a layer off after cooking. But they aren’t just produced by grilling; they can also be created in an ordinary oven or frying pan if the heat is turned up high.
The first thing you’ve got to do is find someone who can man (or woman) the grill throughout your barbecue. Not the bride or groom, or the mother, father or granny – they’ll be far too busy. Whoever you choose should be a willing cook, able to give the grill their constant attention and not likely to slope off for another Bucks Fizz. If you can find two people to share the responsibility, even better. It’s an important job and should be put into the hands of a reliable, barbecue experienced, multi-tasking superstar who will take pride of place in your wedding album and who you’ll thank profusely for years to come.
How to barbecue indoors
In this article we’ll review what the scientists and health professionals have been telling us about barbecues and cancer. We’ll discuss their advice, but make sure we have the facts to help sure we get things into perspective.
Think about the number of people that you are inviting, the amount they are likely to eat, and the amount of space this takes up. Factor in the salads, side dishes, breads and desserts – not all the food will come from the grill.
Whether you are planning a birthday party, wedding reception or just a large gathering, a barbecue provides a great way to cater for large numbers. Catering for over 100 people can be a daunting thought but with careful planning and time-saving shortcuts, you can host a huge barbecue with minimum fuss. Here are some of the key things to consider: