Food on the Fourth of July is almost as tradition-bound as that table-buckling Thanksgiving spread. People like good ol’ American favorites, like hot dogs, burgers or ribs. On the side are fresh corn on the cob, a scoop of Mom’s potato salad and crisp, cold slices of watermelon.
Grills and picnic tables become the preferred method for cooking and entertaining, and it’s a time to relax when it comes to eating. Who can feel uptight when dining al fresco, with birds serenading and the aroma of fresh-cut grass and char-broiled burgers perfuming the air?