Although men still grill twice as often as women, the number of women grillers is steadily growing. And women aren’t just manning the grill—they’re doing it while taking over the blogosphere to share their culinary adventures. We’ve collected just a few of the best grilling blogs run by women to help both men and women get their grill on.
Grill Girl. GrillGirl.com follows the adventures of Robyn Lindars as she offers advice on all aspects of grilling. Lindars is a trained judge for the Florida Barbecue Association and uses her personal stash of nine (nine!) different grills to conduct women’s grilling clinics.
Bonus: Webisodes on this site focus on demo’ing different types of cooking, from grilled cocktails to barbecue chicken pizza.
Girls at the Grill. Elizabeth Karmel founded girlsatthegrill.com as an initiative to get women grilling. Just about everything you need to know as a beginner can be found in the “Get Set Grill” section. It’s not your typical FAQ. Instead, it’s a section with personal recommendations, from grilling do’s and don’ts to the ABC’s of grilling.
Bonus: “Grill Talk” is a how-to section for people with specific questions, like how to grill safely or how to properly clean your grill. It’s helpful for anyone looking to learn basic tips.
Girl Carnivore. girlcarnivore.com is not for the faint of heart. Founder Kita Roberts grills, grinds and butchers meat to make hearty meals fit for true carnivores. While she offers great recipes for burgers, sausages and many grilled and smoked favorites, she also has recipes for leftovers, sides, soups and just about any food you can think of.
Bonus: Roberts offers a #burgermonth event during which people can submit their favorite burger recipes and chat about them over Twitter. The burger ideas are posted on her site with descriptions detailing the art of the burger.
Hey Grill, Hey. Founder of heygrillhey.com, Susie Bolloch broke the Guinness World Record for the longest grilling marathon with a team. It’s safe to say she knows a little something about grilling. She breaks down the many recipes on her site by category, such as “30-minute meals” and “slow and low,” making it easy to find the perfect recipe for your needs.
Bonus: “Friday Feature” is a weekly highlight that takes an in-depth look at some of the special recipes Bolloch prepares.
Diva Q. You may recognize Danielle Bennett – or Diva Q – as the host of Travel Channel show BBQ Crawl. Bennett is one of Canada’s highest ranked competitive BBQ’ers on the Kansas City Barbecue Society Team – living, sleeping and breathing barbecue. Her YouTube channel provides helpful how-to videos on grilling tips and techniques. For those interested in participating in a barbecue competition, a section of the site is dedicated to tips and recommendations that will help get you get started.
Bonus: Bennett often offers barbecue classes in which she shares her secrets and teaches the best recipes and techniques for grilling.
Girls Can Grill. GirlsCanGrill.com is a blogger network for anyone who wants to learn to grill, submit recipes or show off their grill skills. They take recipe submissions, releasing the best recipes in their monthly recipe round-up, and their personal blog offers helpful product reviews and infographics.
Bonus: Tag your photos with #girlscangrill and you may get your food featured on their website. Guys, too.
And if that’s not enough to get you started, we have two amazing foodie bloggers with expert grill skills who regularly whip up something delicious for us right here on Better Barbecue Blog – Colleen Kennedy and Heidi Larsen. You’ll find plenty of their recipes, tips and tricks on this blog and theirs. Might we suggest taking a peek at Heidi’s Grilled Lobster Tails with Smoked Paprika Butter recipe or maybe Colleen’s Grilled Bacon Wrapped Lamb Chops? Mmmm. Now we’re hungry.