Creative Prompt #327: Grill

gas grill

“A grille or grill (French word from Latin craticula, small grill) is an opening of several slits side by side in a wall or metal sheet or other barrier, usually to let air or water enter and/or leave but keep larger objects including animals in or out.[1]” (Wikipedia)

charcoal grill

George Foreman Grill


backyard grill

Tadich Grill (San Francisco)

Definition: “Grilling is a form of cooking that involves dry heat applied to the surface of food, commonly from above or below (as in North America).

Grilling usually involves a significant amount of direct, radiant heat, and tends to be used for cooking meat quickly. Food to be grilled is cooked on a grill (an open wire grid such as a gridiron with a heat source above or below), a grill pan (similar to a frying pan, but with raised ridges to mimic the wires of an open grill), or griddle (a flat plate heated from below).[1] Heat transfer to the food when using a grill is primarily via thermal radiation. Heat transfer when using a grill pan or griddle is by direct conduction. In the United States, when the heat source for grilling comes from above, grilling is termed broiling.[2] In this case, the pan that holds the food is called a broiler pan, and heat transfer is by thermal radiation.

Direct heat grilling can expose food to temperatures often in excess of 260 °C (500 °F). Grilled meat acquires a distinctive roast aroma and flavor from a chemical process called the Maillard reaction. The Maillard reaction only occurs when foods reach temperatures in excess of 155 °C (310 °F).[3]

Studies have shown that cooking beef, pork, poultry, and fish at high temperatures can lead to the formation of heterocyclic amines, benzopyrenes, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are carcinogens.[4][5][6] Marination may reduce the formation of these compounds.[7] Grilling is often presented as a healthy alternative to cooking with oil, although the fat and juices lost by grilling can contribute to drier food.[citation needed]“(Wikipedia)

John’s Grill (San Francisco)

In food

  • Barbecue grill, a device or surface used for cooking food, usually fuelled by gas or charcoal, or the part of a cooker that performs this function
  • Grilling, a form of cooking that involves direct heat
  • A restaurant that serves grilled food, such as a “bar and grill”
  • A Flattop grill cooking device often used in restaurants, especially diners


  • Grillz, a 2005 rap single by Nelly
    • A Parody of the song by the German rap-group K.I.Z.
  • Grill Music Venue, an Irish nightclub located in Letterkenny, County Donegal



  • Grill (jewelry), a form of dental jewelry commonly associated with hip hop
  • Grill (philately), a pattern of indentations on a postage stamp
  • Grille, architectural element
  • Grille (motor vehicle), an opening in the bodywork of a vehicle to allow air to enter
  • Grille (artillery), a self-propelled artillery piece used by Germany during World War II
  • Grill (cryptology), method used chiefly early on, before the advent of the cyclometer, by the mathematician-cryptologists of the Polish Cipher Bureau in decrypting the German Enigma machine
  • Grille (cryptography), a technique for encrypting a plaintext by writing it onto a sheet of paper through a pierced sheet
  • Grille, a decorative window Muntin for simulating separate panes
  • Grillwork, decorative grating

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