Summer is here, so it’s time to fire-up the barbecue. If you’d like to try something special we have all the tips, tricks and recipes you’ll need for the best smoky-flavoured cook-out this weekend.
The first weekend in June will always bring clouds of delicious barbecue smoke wafting across gardens and yards, and now it's time to get yours going. Barbecue cooking takes a different kind of skill, from carefully charring your meat and vegetables to stoking the flames, choosing your wood or charcoal, getting the right temperature, marinating your meat, grilling and smoking, sides and drinks - there's so much to do, but it's why we love it. Like all cooking, your results depend on your planning. So here is everything you need to know about backyard fire cooking to make the most of the weekend.
Learn form the best with this round-up of barbecue tutorials from Michelin-starred chefs. From Heston to David Kinch and Magnus Nilsson, these chefs have the mastery for cooking that translates to fire.
Your equipment is just as important as your ingredients. Maybe you're planning on running to the garden centre before your BBQ? If so, here are some tips on how to get set for the best grilling experience. This may not be the barbecue you have in mind for this weekend, but this piece of outdoor grilling art comes in at a cool $16,000.
Even if you're a seasoned barbecue king, you can still benefit from some of those top tips and tricks, It's all in the details, so for slow-cooking, marinading, choosing the right wood and getting the temperature just right, here's all you need to know.
It's all about the flavour and it starts with your marinade, so get these five easy recipes to raise your grilling game and add a touch of Mediterranean, Indian, Latin, Asian or American taste in your food.
Get your gourmet on and go for some lobster on your grill. Lobster can be a difficult ingredient to manage at the best of times, but the barbecue is actually one of the best ways to cook the crustacean, with a delicious smokiness adding to the meaty, seafood flavour.
Don't forget your veggies, and for a perfect side to go with your meats, zucchinis make the perfect barbecue accompaniment. Try these tips to get perfectly charred, from and delicious zucchini that will be every bit as delicious as your ribs or steak.
Here are more barbecue vegetable tips from corn on the cob to mushrooms and peppers. Consult this handy guide for all you need to get spectacular veggies on the grill.
How To Grill Beef Tenderloin Like A Pro
Go big this weekend and barbecue a tenderloin. Have a look at his video for trimming, preparing and cooking, and you'll be all set for meat-eater heaven.
Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate BBQ Burger
Chef Ramsay knows his meat and he's got the ultimate barbecue hamburger recipe. Worth watching for anyone who likes to grill outdoors, there are some excellent tips here that might change the way you grill forever.
Heston Blumenthal's BBQ Chicken Wings
It wouldn't be a barbecue with chicken, and these wings from Heston Blumenthal are the ultimate in delicious and sticky barbecue goodness.
Now a three-Michelin-star restaurant, Noma has changed, but not necessarily on the plate. According to Kenneth Foong, it's all about the way the team works, which is closer to a tech company than a traditional restaurant. Read our exclusive interview with Noma's head chef.
It's BBQ time, and with that comes the irresistible caramelised char we get only from grilling - there really is nothing better than great company, hot weather, cold summer drinks and a smoking BBQ. Here's how to deliver the very best.