One of summer's greatest pleasures is cooking over a live flame. Whether you call it grilling, barbecuing or cooking out, this method can be an easy, fast and healthy way to savor the flavors of the season. Our guide includes expert techniques and a dazzling variety of recipes from burgers to tofu. It's time to experience the thrill of the grill!

Top 10 Tools
Basting brush
Meat thermometer
Wood chips
Wire cleaning brush
Aluminum foil
Drip pan
Helpful How-Tos
You can be king of the grill with our guides to making fish, vegetables, and kebabs.

What's your favorite food to grill?
Chicken (34%)
Fish/seafood (10%)
Veggies (10%)
Burgers/hotdogs (12%)
Steak (35%)

Grilling 101
Learn all the basics and get the ten commandments of grilling from Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue Bible.

The Hall of Flame
Take your pick from our winning recipes for burgers, vegetables, tofu, sauces and marinades and rubs.

Play It Safe
Make sure that your burgers and chicken are cooked properly with our handy Cook It Safe Calculator.

Get more hot recipes and tips:

  • Find recipes for starters, entrées, desserts and drinks in FoodFit's Top 50 Summer Sensations.
  • Pair your barbecued treats with Summer Sides like Cucumber Dill Salad and Marinated Coleslaw.
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