I think that grilling over an open flame dates way back to the caveman days, when we had no choice but to fend for ourselves and cook whatever we could catch over the only thing we had, an open fire.
Luckily now we are able to control the flame and have it at the push of a button rather than having to rub two sticks together. The Weber gas grill is probably one of the best inventions known to man (besides electricity) because of that reason alone.
Of course grilling over an open flame is still a science and if you do everything right, you will end up with a piece of meat that will melt in your mouth and leave you craving more. Some people prefer to cook over charcoal instead of gas because it gives it a smokey flavor that all grillers seem to love.
They may be right, but I happen to think that a gas grill can have the same effect and it is a little easier to grill over gas rather than charcoal. The reason for that is you can just push a button and walk away and let the grill warm up with gas, but with charcoal you have to wait about half an hour to forty five minutes before the grill is warmed up and you can start cooking.
I guess they both have their advantages, so which one do you prefer cooking over, gas or charcoal? Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know what you think.