What DC-area chefs think you should grill this summer

Fourth of July is prime time for the grill. While the traditional summer barbecue may not take place in many backyards this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, there are still plenty of ways to fire up the grill and enjoy some of your favorite foods.

Last month, in WTOP’s series “Finding A Recipe For Recovery,” some of the D.C. area’s top chefs shared their thoughts on how the coronavirus pandemic would shape the restaurant industry now and in the future.

Now, those chefs share their insights on backyard barbecues — tips for grill masters looking to make the most out of their cookouts.

Christian Irabien of Muchas Gracias discussed grilled quesadillas as a must, and Paola Velez of Kith/Kin talked about her love of spiralized hot dogs.

Also, we picked their brains about other food-related matters, like their favorite things to eat during a stressful time, and tips that could help amateurs out in the kitchen, too.

Finding a Recipe for Recovery:
Part 1: Coronavirus’ impact on DC-area chefs, restaurant industry
Part 2: What DC area chefs are stress eating right now
Part 3: What the DC region’s chefs can’t wait to eat again
Part 4: Ways you can improve your cooking at home
Part 5: What does the future of dining look like?

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Looking for more information? D.C., Maryland and Virginia are each releasing more data every day. Visit their official sites here: Virginia | Maryland | D.C.

John Domen

John started working at WTOP in 2016 after having grown up in Maryland listening to the station as a child. While he got his on-air start at small stations in Pennsylvania and Delaware, he's spent most of his career in the D.C. area, having been heard on several local stations before coming to WTOP.

This content was republished with permission from CNN.

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