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GRILL THE EXPERTS

Here's a real HOT-line - The Weber Grill-Line.

Consumers (YOU!) can dial up the team of home economists and barbecue experts and have your grilling questions answered - from questions about cleaning the grill to tips on how to barbecue an entire turkey!

I called and asked if I could clean my gas grill with oven cleaner. The answer was an emphatic NO . . . (the lemon stuff in the oven cleaner contains acid that will damage the grid's finish. Use a brass bristle brush on the grates).

Dial 1-800-GRILL OUT (1-800-474-5568) through July 8 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (CST) Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CST) Saturdays. A taped recording offers prerecorded info 24 hours a day.

But the LIVE grill-talk is the best!

Cawl, we'll tawk . . . no big woop!

DIVINE PORCINE HOTLINE

Seems like everybody wants to wiggle into the act or onto the grill.

So, Miss Piggy, this one's for you.

Just dial 1-800-937-PORK.

The Nation Pork Producers Council swears that ribs remain the backbone of the backyard barbecue!

AND THIS ONE'S FOR EWE

No hotline, just a "mission statement" from the American Lamb Council.

They say (REALLY!): "Why just barbecue when you can "lambecue"?

COOKIE, COOKIE, LEND ME YOUR RECIPE!

Utahns are great cookie bakers. And contest enterers. SO . . . wanna win $10,000?

The Quaker Oats people are celebrating the fifth anniversary of their "Bake It Better With Oats" recipe contest.

To receive complete contest rules and further info, send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to:

Quaker Contest Rules

P.O. Box 1370

Barrington, IL 60011.

Entries must be postmarked by midnight Oct. 29 and received by Nov. 3, 1994.

FOOD FACT OR FICTION?

Rock Cornish game hens are not a heavy metal band featuring clucking chickens.

However, Edna and the Dancing Chickens are another story!