Be smart when you grill


GREENVILLE – Ever wondered what actually happened and why, when sometimes that great looking piece of meat comes off your grill and it’s perfect, but, other times it’s just not so good? If so, the Grill Smart Session is for you.

When it comes to meat, a satisfactory eating experience is directly related to the tenderness, juiciness, and flavor of the cooked product. In this program OSU Extension will provide you, the consumer, hands on education in order to maximize palatability and food safety of various cuts of meat during the preparation and cooking process while using a grill for cooking outdoors.

During this class you will learn why some cuts of meat are better than others for grilling, and the best ways to optimize the eating experience by gaining an understanding of proper heat control and timing. Participants will gain hands on experience on both charcoal and gas grills.

The target audience ranges from older teens through senior citizens. If you are your family’s grill master, then this class is for you! In fact, since we’ll be working at the grills in small groups of four, feel free to enroll the entire family.

The Grill Smart Session will be held Oct. 9, 5 p.m., in the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Ave., Greenville. Let them know if you want to participate by calling OSU Extension at (937) 548-5215, or emailing custer.2@osu.edu. Classes are limited to 16 participants. Total cost is $20 per participant for this three and a half hour experience that includes the meat and all class materials.

Let them know that you plan to become your family’s Master Grill Chef by enrolling today.

For more information, visit fsr.osu.edu or about OSU Extension, Darke County, visit the Darke County OSU Extension web site at www.darke.osu.edu, the OSU Extension Darke County Facebook page or contact Sam Custer, at (937) 548-5215.