Every year on this date I try to find a photo that captures the essence of America in one click of the shutter (here are the ones from 2010, 2009, and 2008). As I think you’ll agree, this year’s installment — taken by Flickr user davelawrence8 — is a fine addition to the collection. My compliments to the chef.
I’ll be spending the day in my back yard, where I’ll be hosting a feast. On the grill: marinated London broil, marinated chicken thighs, lamb ribs, sausages, clams, corn. In the smoker: dry-rubbed beef ribs, jerk chicken thighs, marrowbones. Huzzah!
Usually I keep the site closed to comments on Independence Day, but it has come to my attention that a few unlucky souls are stuck at their computers today, plus we have some overseas readers, so I’ll leave the comments open this time around. For those of you fortunate enough to be celebrating the holiday with friends and family, break out your patriotic regalia and enjoy the day. And everyone please join me in my annual rallying cry (this year with musical accompaniment): In your face, Redcoats! — Paul