Despite the fact that I stopped eating meat before I really learned to cook it, and that most veggie soysages go from OK to overcooked in about 3 seconds, and that I really have no experience with briquettes or ash disposal or anything else–I’ve been thinking about getting a little backyard grill this year.

Why? Because I could make grilled corn and grilled garlic bread, and because I think it would help up my camp cooking game, and because this is America, dammit, where we cook outside like cowboys and pioneers and you can get a folding grill for under $40 from your choice of home improvement stores on Memorial Day weekend.



And because Jake from Adventure Time uttered some wise words once (thanks for the reminder, Doc):



Charred veggies and hot ash are in my near future. America!