Calling all Girls to the Grill

How many times have you heard the expression, “It’s a man’s world?” More times than you care to talk about, right?! It’s usually the same way when it comes time to fire up the grill. Well, this is rapidly changing.

My name is Elizabeth Karmel, a.k.a. Grill Girl and often referred to as the Queen of the Grill. I’m here to tell you that grilling isn’t just for boys anymore. As a girl who’s been grilling and loving it for the last decade (and believe it or not…teaching men to grill too), I’m committed to sharing my passion for outdoor cooking with women everywhere. Not only will you have eaten your last piece of charred chicken or shoe-leather steak, but you’ll find out just how fun it is. Why do you think the boys have kept it to themselves all these years?

Industry statistics show that women are grilling out more often and are taking charge of the grill for more occasions. Women all across the U.S. are hungry for recipes and hints on how to use the grill to cook for family and friends. is the first grilling website designed for women by women—or rather “for girls by girls” because in North Carolina where I grew up, a woman is a “girl” until she’s 99!

But I digress, inside these cyber pages, girls (and guys) of all ages will learn everything they need to know when it comes to grilling. For novices and experts alike, start off by Testing Your Grill Skill a quick quiz that will determine if you are Sparky, Smokin’ or Red Hot! Click on to Grilling 101 to learn how to buy a grill, which grill fits your lifestyle; read about the great debate of gas vs. charcoal and why I think gas grills are liberating and not at all scary. Once you’ve got your grill in place, learn how to light the fire, what the three essential ingredients are (hint: my trademarked Grilling Trilogy), and how to choose the right cooking method. Every basic step of grilling and outdoor cooking is covered right here!

Once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to move on to the fun stuff. My motto is, “If you can eat it, you can grill it!” And I’ve put together a collection of both classic and untraditional recipes for you to try. What better way to start your next cook-out than with an appetizer of Grilled Pizza or Salt-Crusted Shrimp, followed by Lemony Roasted Chicken with Pearl Onions and an indulgent Grilled Banana Split Sundae. (Yes, you are grilling the bananas!) Whether you’re in the mood for chicken, beef, pork or fish, we’ve got you covered and you’ll soon learn, that “if you can eat it, you can grill it!”

So, join me and all my grill friends for a great cookout!


You Grill Girl!