Are Barbecues For ‘The Real Man?’

The sun has finally ventured out, the shorts are on, the flip flops have made their way out from under the bed and of course the beers are on ice.  So what is that smell that gets everyone excited for summer?  The notorious scents of summer include the smell of fresh cut grass and most importantly the smell of smoke bellowing from the BBQ grill; accompanied of course by the bright sunshine.

One of the great joys of summer is sparking up the barbie, hurling your dinner over the coals and getting some friends round to quench the fire with plenty of cold drinks. It’s not uncommon to hear men say that cooking a barbecue is a ‘real man’s’ job, not for the feint hearted or for latte drinkers. It’s a place for the man to showcase his skills to friends and family and in many cases is probably the only type of cooking a ‘real man’ will do.

But does this hold up under scrutiny. Read on for an interesting take on the preparation and execution of a great barbeque…

  1. The woman goes to the supermarket to buy the meat.
  2. The woman chops the veg and makes the salad.
  3. The woman prepares the meat for cooking, organises the tongs, skewers and forks, and takes the meat to the man, who is relaxing near the BBQ, drinking a beer.
  4. The man decides it’s time to add the meat on the grill.
  5. The woman goes inside to prepare the table and fix the guests with their drinks.
  6. The woman comes back out to tell the man that the meat needs turning and is burning.
  7. The man removes the meat from the BBQ and hands it to the woman.
  8. The woman prepares the plates and brings them to the table.
  9. After eating, the woman clears the table and washes up.
  10. The man asks the woman “did you enjoy your night off?”

Sound familiar to you? Enjoy your BBQ at the weekend….

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