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OK, No Burgers—But What Should You Grill?

Time to put the avocados on the grates, next to the bologna, clams, and cucumbers.

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Last week, Bloomberg Pursuits “accidentally” disrupted Independence Day by announcing that burgers should not be grilled.

That advice came from three different notable chefs (four if you count our previous Do Not Grill List) who argued that grillers were losing valuable fat and juices to the flames, while also sacrificing the kind of caramelized crust that comes from contact with a searingly hot, flat surface like a griddle or plancha.