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San Diego Food Writer Calls On Gals To Get Their Grill On

Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins, executive chef of the new restaurant El Jardin, at ...

Credit: Josue Castro

Above: Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins, executive chef of the new restaurant El Jardin, at an event at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan, Feb. 2018.

San Diego Food Writer Calls On Gals To Get Their Grill On

GUESTS:

Caron Golden, food writer, San Diego Foodstuff

Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins, executive chef, El Jardin

Transcript

Summer is around the corner and that means grilling will soon be in the air all over San Diego.

But if you think outdoor grilling is the exclusive purview of men and meat, think again.

In a recent article, “Grilling: Not Just A Man’s World,” San Diego food writer Caron Golden urged women to take their rightful place as grill masters.

"We live in a culture in which we have indoor kitchens and we are very spoiled in the ways we get to use equipment, but around the world, primarily in developing nations they don't have that kind of opportunity and women are basically making fires outdoors and doing their basic cooking. So, that sort of puts to rest the whole idea that men and fire go hand in hand and women belong in a kitchen over a stove. It isn't simply the tradition around the world, " Golden said.

Golden and Claudette Zepeda-Wilkens, executive chef at the new El Jardin restaurant opening this summer in Liberty Station, share grilling tips and some of their favorite summer grilling recipes Tuesday on Midday Edition.

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