The battle of the sexes is sizzling this summer.
Elizabeth Karmel — one of the few women in New York to helm a top grill pit — rakes male cooks over the coals with her new “The Girls’ Guide to Grilling” (at stfsavortheflavor.com).
In it, she claims that women are just as good — if not better — at taming the outdoor flame.
“The great thing about being a woman in the male-dominated world of grilling is that in the end, it’s all about the food, not about fire-building or pounding my fist on my chest,” says Karmel, executive chef at Hill Country (30 W. 26th St.). “I don’t need to be macho, I just need the food to taste great.”