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10 Grilling Traditions Around The World

Posted: 05/08/2012 3:55 pm

The time to break out your slightly rusty, charcoal-laced grill has come. And while Americans are busy firing up their swank, larger-than-life cookers and grilling up organic bison burgers and flame-kissed baby back ribs, other cultures heat up their own version of a barbecue.

Related: Where Food Goes On The Grill

One of the best things about barbecue and grilling is that you can do it anywhere and with various tools no matter where you live. The basic principals are the same: fire, heat, meat and time.

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All year round you can find Japanese chefs using the teppanyaki grill (pictured), a large electric grill with a smooth surface commonly found in restaurants -- allowing chefs to cook food in front of guests. Japan also has the ancient hibachi grill, which features a box filled with burning charcoal and a metal grate on top. The culinary innovative Japanese also like to dip meats in tare -- a sweet, soy-based sauce -- run a stick through the protein, and cook the goods on a grill. Both the dish and the grill are called yakitori, and the latter utilizes a ceramic basin to help cook the food evenly. These grills come in all sizes including a portable version used by street venders to prepare the Japanese version of a kebab.

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