In the case of the former, Dictionary.com defines a barbecue as “a framework, as a grill or a spit, or a fireplace for cooking meat or vegetables over an open fire.” The meat can be whatever you fancy, whether it be beef, poultry, pork, fish, vegetables, lamb, or something else entirely.
Is a grill the same as a BBQ?
What Is Grilling? Grilling is what you’re likely doing more often on your grill: cooking food quickly over direct heat at high temperatures. Whereas barbecuing is low and slow, grilling is hot and fast, and gives food a quick sear.
Why do people call a grill a barbeque?
The word barbecue comes from the language of a Caribbean Indian tribe called the Taino. Their word for grilling on a raised wooden grate is barbacoa. The word first appeared in print in a Spanish explorer’s account of the West Indies in 1526, according to Planet Barbecue.
What do Brits call grilling?
But in the UK and Australia, heating from above is called “grilling” and broil means (according to GrahamT, who appears to be British) “to cook meat in a closed container over heat, similar to the American pot-roast.” So think twice about how you order your meat when you cross the Atlantic.
What is considered a BBQ?
Barbecued food is cooked over very low heat (usually 225 degrees Fahrenheit or lower) for a very long time (hours, or even all day long). Barbecuing is often done with indirect heat, where the heat source is connected to the chamber where the meat is held, but the meat is not directly over the flames like on a grill.
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