This illustration from Spencer Matern for Food Republic is a helpful guide to the best spots to place food on a grill. What? You mean we don't just toss things on when it's hot and take them off when they're charred slightly? Not if you want them to cook perfectly and retain the best texture possible! In short, there is direct and indirect heat. This not only goes for charcoal, but many gas grills as well. Instead of lighting all your burners, turn all but one on and let it be your indirect grilling location. Your food will thank you and so will your tummy.
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