Female grillers are some of the most passionate and talented when it comes to weilding a tongs over an open flame.
OnMilwaukee and On The Rocks ready-to-pour cocktails teamed up and tracked down a half dozen of local gal grillmasters. Grab your own OTR from a local store and get grilling!
According to popular market research company NPD Group, only 19 percent of American women in heterosexual relationships assume grilling duties during a barbeque. These statistics have remained the same for at least 30 years.
Dubbed "the one and only male-dominated appliance in America," the grill is seen by many cisgender men as a socially acceptable place to wear an apron.
But despite the uneven ratio, female grillers are some of the most passionate and talented when it comes to wielding tongs over an open flame.
OnMilwaukee and On The Rocks ready-to-pour cocktails teamed up and tracked down a half dozen of local gal grillmasters. Each participating woman picked what they wanted to grill, where they wanted to buy their grillables, how they wanted to grill and the perfect OTR cocktail to accompany the process.
This is the fifth episode of this series, and Greenfield's Jennifer Ortega shows us how to knock out a full meal for a family of four in 20 minutes. We asked her a few questions about her grill-tastic skills.
"My husband likes to think he's the main griller, but I'm on the grill way more," says Ortega.
Number of years grilling: 20+ years.
Who taught you to grill: My mom.
Gas or charcoal grill? Gas.
What did you grill for this episode: Steak, baked potatoes and apple dessert.
One grilling tip: Measure with love!
OTR cocktail paired with the meal: Mai Tai.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.