It's a man thing...
Wednesday, 1 May 2013 10:14 am
It cost a small (large) fortune! It’s got four ordinary burners, a wok burner, a griddle, a grill and two electric temperature controlled, automatic ovens. It has its own purpose built splash back and electric ventilation system and took four fitters to install it in our kitchen. It’s called a cooker. With this massive yet controllable beast lurking indoors what can possibly be the attraction of cooking outdoors on a British summer afternoon on what is essentially an open fire (a barbecue)?
Is it really a man thing dating back to caveman times, when the hunter, gatherer men would hunt for the meat and then drag it home and cook it over the open fire. I suppose it has a sub-conscience link to masculinity. Or is it a much more simple link – “me man, me like playing with fire”. In either event and rightly or wrongly indoor cooking is seen as "women's work." But grilling and barbecuing appear to be seen as a predominately male thing. Grills are advertised at men, but indoor cooking appliances like ovens are advertised at women.
For whatever reason, cooking and eating outdoors is a summer thing and will become the ‘responsibility’ of the man of the house who rarely (if ever) cooks! Be warned therefore the mixture of raw and cooked foods can be a recipe for bugs and bacteria. Make your barbecue memorable for the right reasons and use these few easy tips to keep your food safe to eat.
Make sure meat is cooked through on a barbecue. Every year, large numbers of people fall ill through uncooked, partially cooked or contaminated food cooked outdoors. Those who have fallen foul of food poisoning will testify that abdominal pains and diarrhoea for days at a time are not much fun.
Fortunately, the risk of food poisoning can be wiped out by following a few basic rules.
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