As a change from hi-tech items, I was inspired to write short item about how to use a small gas stove for cooking on the balcony of my apartment.
To let people know, I posted a note to the Usenet group "alt.food.barbecue". This provoked eighteen replies. Some people thought I was spamming the group in an attempt to sell some brand of BBQ. Others argued my gas stove wasn't a BBQ and was outside the charter of the group.
What I didn't realize was how seriously some people take cooking. The conclusion, eighteen postings later, seemed to be that "grilling" was within the charter of the BBQ group, but I must not call a grill a BBQ.
I must admit provoking some of this by saying in Australia a "barbie" is outdoor cooking and that Paul Hogan should have put an extra "prawn" on the barbie, not a shrimp. At least they didn't think I was selling marinate, when I mentioned my recipe for that. ;-)
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