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American Chemical Society Video Features
Tips on Grilling and Barbecuing
Newswise, June 2010 — With the Fourth of July weekend
rapidly approaching, what better time to
watch a new American Chemical Society (ACS)
video on the dos and don’ts of cooking your
favorite foods on the barbecue grill.
The Chemistry of Barbecue shows in brilliant
high-definition detail how to cook steaks to
give them the most flavor and how to prepare
outdoor meals as healthfully as possible.
The video, released today, showcases a
lecture on the topic by Shirley O. Corriher,
an award-winning author whose latest book is
BakeWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful
Baking, and Sara J. Risch, Ph.D., noted food
chemist and founder and principal in the
consulting firm, Science by Design.
Tips for grilling:
• Don’t over-cook meat. Excessive browning
or charring forms potential carcinogens
• Pre-boil those ribs. It removes fat and
reduces flaming, which will burn the meat.
• Aroma compounds rising off charcoal and
wood chips enhance the flavor of grilled
• Marinating meat before grilling may reduce
burning and formation of potential
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chemistry-related research through its
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are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.