National Grilling Month
It doesn’t take a lot of thought to figure out why July is National Grilling Month. It’s because this month is the busiest month for grilling — most likely due to the fact that so many people are grilling for the 4th of July. People also have family reunions, barbecues, and other events during July, so it’s not surprising that this is the month that celebrates grilling.
Now that we know why people are celebrating this month, it’s time to turn our attention to some of the ways that people can celebrate this month. After all, there are about a million things to grill during this month, so most people are going to want to give a little bit of thought to what they want to do as the month of July marches on.
The History Of National Grilling Month
Grilling has been around for a long time. A very long time. About 1.8 million years ago, mankind discovered fire and began to cook their food over a fire. In our mind, that is the first form of grilling.
It was a way for prehistoric man to “predigest” their meats. This meant that people’s bodies could extract more nutrition from their food and this, in turn, led to more children surviving into adulthood. This makes grilling one of the most important things that man invented.
Of course, National Grilling Month is not as old as the act of grilling over a fire. In fact, it’s nowhere near as old. This month was only created a few years ago by Grill manufacturers to encourage more people to buy grills and grill their food. Since its creation, this month has been observed by anyone and everyone who simply loves to grill their foods.
Some Fascinating Grilling Facts
Let’s go over some interesting grilling facts that we can all share with our loved ones as we enjoy our grilled chicken, pork, beef, and seafood. Let’s take a look at them below.
- Grilling uses direct heat and barbecuing uses convection heat, so they’re not the same thing.
- Over 70% of American homes own a grill or a smoker.
- U.S President Dwight D. Eisenhower used to grill at the White House.
Observing National Grilling Month
When most people think of grilling for National Grilling Month, they think of grilling things such as pork steaks, ribs, and other meats. However, there are a variety of other foods that are perfect for grilling.
These include salmon and other types of fish, squash, corn, eggplant, asparagus, and pineapple. Whatever a person decides to grill they should take the time to let other people know by using the hashtag #NationalGrillingMonth.