Basic Kitchen Skills: Broiling And Grilling

Broiling and grilling refer to very similar processes in the kitchen or outdoor cooking scenario. Both involve placing food near strong heat sources and turning the food to cook one side at a time. Both methods cook the food relatively quickly and are considered somewhat healthy as the fats and juices drain away.

So what’s the difference?

Broiling generally refers to cooking food using a heat source above the  food:

stainless steel oven with foodsPhoto by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis 

Grilling  sees the heat source below the  food like on this barbecue:




Here are some more cooking techniques:

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