Beef is king in Buenos Aires. Traditionally, Argentines cook their beef, slow and steady over a parrilla (pa-REE-sha, or grill). The unique feature of the Argentine parrilla is the manner in which the meats are cooked. Rather than using ready-made charcoal, asadores(grillmasters) cook their meats over hot coals pulled directly from piles of burning wood. The word asado (ah-SA-doh) not only refers to a large home BBQ prepared for large groups of friends, but also to a cut of meat that the Argentines serve.