06/05/2015

‘Beer Can Chicken’ Myths and BBQ Science Tips

28:11 minutes

Photo by Mike/flickr/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Photo by Mike/flickr/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Does “beer can chicken” really give you a richer roast? How do you avoid the dreaded “meat stall”? On this episode of Food Failures, Meathead Goldwyn, from AmazingRibs.com, breaks down the science secrets of a successful summer barbeque.

Plus, humans aren’t the only ones who might enjoy a backyard barbeque. Evolutionary biologist Alexandra Rosati, a co-author on a recent paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society: B, discusses whether chimps have the cognitive ability for cooking.

Segment Guests

Craig Goldwyn

Craig Goldwyn runs AmazingRibs.com in Chicago, Illinois.

Alexandra Rosati

Alexandra Rosati is an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is a producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.