Having Chris Lilly on your grilling team is the same thing as having Texas Rangers Josh Hamilton teach your kids a thing or two about baseball. Or having Beyonce and Jay Z swing by for your weekly singing lesson.
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.
With our typical proteins' prices on the rise, the question is whether, as the culture of our population shifts to a more diverse ethnic mix, will popular protein sources from around the world end up on supermarket shelves?
There seems to be a new breed of food festivals popping up around the world, whether it's one day events or proper sleep-in-a-tent shindigs, where chefs, produce and local farmers get the attention they deserve.