Or at least until the next undisputed study
Excerpt from Wired.com charcoal grilling is scientifically better than gas
Translation: Cooking over charcoal makes your food taste like bacon. Let me repeat that: blah blah charcoal blah blah BACON.
So if you have two identical steaks, cooked at identical temperatures, for the same amount of time, where the only difference is that one is cooked over charcoal and one is cooked over gas, what will be the end result? The charcoal-cooked steak will taste more like bacon.
[Check out the other side of the debate: why gas (yes, gas!) is better than charcoal.]
Joe Brown is the New York Editor of Wired.