Grilling http://wesa.fm en The Business of the Barbecue (And Grilling) http://wesa.fm/post/business-barbecue-and-grilling <p>This Friday is July 4th, and to commemorate the nation’s 238th birthday people across the country will march in parades, watch fireworks and, of course, fire up the grill.</p><p>Tons of hot dogs, burgers, steaks, and propane will be sold in the lead up to Independence Day, <a href="http://businessclarksville.com/news/june-and-july-are-peak-months-for-summer-grilling-accidents/2014/05/15/63074">the biggest grilling day of the year</a>. So it seemed to be an appropriate time to discuss the business of grilling with contributor Rebecca Harris.</p><p>Harris says that even though humans have been cooking meat for hundreds of thousands of years, backyard grilling didn’t truly become popular <a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/a-brief-history-of-grilling.html?oc=linkback">until the 1950’s</a>. The sudden increase in popularity was spurred by the creation of suburbs, and the creation of the backyard grill. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:26:43 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 31890 at http://wesa.fm The Business of the Barbecue (And Grilling) Kitchen Conversations with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Food Section and Joey Fatone http://wesa.fm/post/kitchen-conversations-pittsburgh-post-gazette-food-section-and-joey-fatone <p></p><p>We recently teamed up with food writer, <strong>Gretchen McKay</strong>, dining critic <strong>Melissa McCart</strong> and food editor <strong>Bob Batz Jr.</strong>, the folks behind the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/"><strong>Food Section</strong></a> and <strong><a href="http://www.pgplate.com/">PG Plate</a></strong> for a discussion on outdoor cooking trends.</p><p>And just in time for Father's Day, pop music singer, dancer, father and <a href="http://livewellnetwork.com/My-Family-Recipe-Rocks/8432939">cooking show host</a>, Joey Fatone was recently in town for the <a href="http://www.pittsburghclo.org/">Pittsburgh CLO</a> production of <em>42nd Street</em>. So Gretchen made him a classic Pittsburgh dish with a twist in the Post-Gazette Outdoor Test Kitchen. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 02:49:18 +0000 Heather McClain 11333 at http://wesa.fm Kitchen Conversations with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Food Section and Joey Fatone