Maybe you’re planning to buy a grill and are bowled over by the variety of grills, accessories, utensils, woods, and charcoals. Or maybe you already have a grill, but every time you use it, you feel as though the food is burned, your hair is singed, and you’ll file for divorce if your spouse doesn’t quit offering useful advice on how to stack the coals. Maybe you can grill basic stuff, but need some recipes and tips to get you out of that hot dog rut. Or you’re pretty good at the actual grilling, but need some help in getting organized and planning, so you don’t end up running the equivalent of a marathon between your refrigerator and the grill.
Relax! By the time you finish reading Start Grilling, you will know just about everything there is to know about choosing a grill and other equipment, selecting foods for grilling, and cooking them to perfection. You’ll be able to put together the sort of casual, outdoor parties that everyone loves, and turn out juicy steaks, perfectly cooked fish, “wood-fired” pizzas, roasted vegetables, and even grilled desserts with ease.