Patio & Hearth Blog

from Patio and Hearth Products Report

Leave a comment

It’s time to face the grill ladies!

Sure we can bake chocolate cake on the spot and whip up spaghetti for the family, but what about barbecuing chicken? It’s time to stop living in fear of the grill ladies and start cooking in a way that has typically been seen as a “manly duty.”  Whether you’re a wife whose husband is out of town or a single lady craving a hamburger, using the grill should be seen as another cooking option instead of an obstacle.

Chicken cooking on the Companion Group's Moistly Grilled® cast-iron vessel.

In a recent article on the Huffington Post, Jennifer Gardner, a food and travel writer, realized that she could make just about anything in the kitchen, except she did not know how to use the outdoor grill.  In her piece she mentioned how the men in her life, whether it was a husband or father, always took over the barbecuing duties, thus leaving her behind in the kitchen away from the hot grill.  With the help of a Barbecue Boot Camp, Gardner spent a weekend learning the “ins and outs” of grilling.  Charcoal vs. Gas?  How do I know when the coals are ready? When will I know if the steak is done?  All of these questions were answered and Gardner emerged armed with the knowledge to challenge any seasoned griller.

Like any new task one sets out to accomplish, mastering grilling just takes a little bit of patience, practice and in this case, some sweat.  Any woman who wants to learn how to grill can master this skill.  At the Patio & Hearth Blog, we’ve collected some resources to help out those who want to add grilling to their list of cooking accomplishments!

Girls at the will help meet all your basic questions.

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association has a wide range of information, from safety tips to popular accessories.

Grilling has tips on anything you would want to know.



By Amanda Daus

Leave a comment

About Patio & Hearth Blog


Patio & Hearth Products Report has launched Patio & Hearth Blog to provide another avenue to disseminate timely information on trends and developments in the casual furniture, hearth products and barbecue/grill industry. The ongoing blog postings will be written in a fun and conversational tone to help you keep pace with the industry, as well as find out what other retailers and dealers are doing to make their businesses successful. Thanks for stopping by!