Humans have been attempting to master the art of grilling since fire was invented, but barbecuing up a well-seasoned, perfectly charred piece of meat isn’t an easy feat to accomplish. Summer after summer, no matter how many burgers we burn, the challenge of grilling keeps us putting on our “Kiss the Cook” aprons and heading out to the backyard, in hopes that this is the year we can finally take the fire department off of speed-dial.
To all of you aspiring grillers out there, we’d like to offer our encouragement, in the form of this list of comic cooks whose barbecuing blunders could make anyone feel like a grill master.
Many of us have attempted to elevate our grilling status by splurging on a state-of-the-art grill, but there’s a fine line between expensive and excessive.
Others believe in the classics when it comes to our equipment. Although, I’m not sure this is “the way Dad used to do it.”
You thought it took you a while to get the coals started?
You have no idea …
However, some people have no problem getting their fire going – and going, and going…
Which leads to burnt burgers … and burnt brows.
The families and friends of these catastrophic cooks have stopped trying to stop them, instead putting their energy into practicing their safety drills.
They learn what signs to look for …
And, chances are, they’ve gotten this phone call once or twice:
Hang in there, grill masters! Grilling is not for the faint-hearted or the highly flammable, but, as Arlo likes to say: