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Father's Day Gift Ideas for Dad - Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 06, 2013

Father's Day is just around the corner. A new gas grill or charcoal grill is the perfect Father’s Day gift. The grill and patio area is Dad’s domain, so a new grill is the perfect gift for a man who doesn’t need anything.

No one loves to grill and “play” outdoors more than the dad in your life. A new grill is the perfect gift.

A new charcoal grill. The Big Green Egg is a unique and versatile charcoal grill that can be used as a grill, as an over, as a roaster or as a smoker. The ceramic egg design helps keep temperatures constant, from 200 degrees to over 700 degrees. This charcoal grill is the perfect Father’s Day gift for a man who wants to expand his grilling experience, whether he is an experienced charcoal griller or if he is just beginning.

A new gas grill. If your husband or father loves to grill, then a new Napoleon gas grill is the perfect gift.  Napoleon gas grills are beautifully designed for gourmet grilling. With all kinds of accessories, when your dad has a Napoleon gas grill on his patio, he can grill for the neighbors or the family and it is as easy as pushing a button.

A new portable gas grill. Is dad always on the go? If so, the portable gas grill by Napoleon is perfect. Anywhere, anytime, dad can grill while at sporting events, on the boat, at festivals, on the beach or anywhere. With a portable grill, he can go anywhere and still have the comfort of quality barbecuing.

If Dad’s favorite weekend past time is grilling up some steaks and entertaining  friends and family with grilled menus then a new grill of any style is the perfect gift. For more information on all style grills, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

The Coolest Way to Grill is with the Big Green Egg

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 12, 2012

This blog is from a column written in City Weekly and is called “The Cooking Chronicles”. Usually it discusses the author’s cooking and food adventures. But this week, he chose to write about something different, the Big Green Egg charcoal grills.  Why? Because he regularly heard professional chefs and amateur cooks rave about their Big Green Eggs. It does seem like those “eggheads” who use the Big Green Egg are almost cultish about their grill. At the Fireplace Showcase, we decided to share parts of the article with you.

The Big Green Egg is an egg-shaped combination grill used for grilling/smoking/ baking, it is designed solely for outdoor use.

Before we get too far, I should say up front that these things are worth every penny.

The Big Green Egg is heavy. That’s because it’s made of heavy-duty ceramics, with thick walls and nearly airtight insulation. What this means to the cook is that it is easy to control cooking temperatures to within about 5 degrees, thanks to a smartly designed ventilation system that allows for as much or as little air flow to the coals as needed.
 
Here is an example. I cooked chicken on the Big Green Egg charcoal grill. I wanted to cook at approximately 350 degrees. I lit the natural lump charcoal, and within about 15 minutes I adjusted the Big Green Egg to 350 degrees by using a metal door at the bottom in combination with the dual-function metal top which allows you to precisely control airflow. I was amazed that I could keep the Big Green Egg at exactly 350 degrees for the entire time the chicken cooked. Also, grilling on the Big Green Egg is done with the lid closed, so no flare-ups like you get with most barbecue grills.

One attraction of the Big Green Egg is its temperature range. You can maintain a temperature as low as 200 degrees for slow and low smoking, or crank it up to 800 degrees or higher to sear steaks. One of the things I wanted to do was to turn the Big Green Egg into a high-temperature pizza oven, similar to a wood-fired brick oven. With all the vents wide open, the Big Green Egg quickly reached a blazing heat. I popped a Margherita pizza onto the hot pizza stone and closed the lid, and within a couple of minutes I had a perfectly cooked, crisp-crust pizza that would be the envy of most pizzerias.
 
In a nutshell: Yes, I absolutely love the Big Green Egg. Now I understand where all those cultish Eggheads are coming from.

Interested in the Big Green Egg? Contact The Fireplace Showcase.

City Weekly


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