When you're grilling kebabs, what should be a simple cooking method can get a little complex. Wooden skewers can char or break, while metal skewers can burn fingers. The Fire Wire BBQ Skewers offer an alternative to those two options: they're stainless steel cables that you can still easily skewer meat and vegetables on. The basic process of making a kebab remains the same with Fire Wire skewers, but you can get more even coverage by bending the skewer so that each piece of food gets equal heat, no matter what size it is. You can also hook … Read more
Pizza, quite possibly, is the world's perfect food. Bread, sauce, and cheese form a deceptively simple base, while toppings can provide everything from nutrition to heart palpitations. Having a veggie slice may not necessarily make pizza healthy, but compared with a pizza loaded up with sausage, pepperoni, ground beef, linguica, ham, salami, and more cheese, it certainly is. While this amusing meat combination should rarely ever make it to the table, it does highlight an essential fact about pizza. It is customizable. That goes for how you prepare it too.
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Grilling outdoors is great fun, and that fun is usually best shared with friends and family. I don't just mean hanging out with them and enjoying their company; I mean putting them to work. I have previously noted that engaging your guests is a good way to ensure a good time for all, but sometimes you just want to rule the grill.
Guarding the grill may give you the added benefit of constant meat moderation, but then you miss out on sharing time with your guests. The simple solution is to trust your guests and just monitor while you … Read more
Entertaining outdoors is always a lot of fun. Heck, you don't even need to entertain to have a good time. Set me up with a grill and something to put on it and I'll be happy. But for those times when a little more social interaction is wanted, I like to get my guests involved. I believe this to be true not only in the kitchen, but also in the back yard. If you involve the guests, they will have a better time. Besides, then you get to hang out with your family and friends.
Sometimes it's OK to show off. Certainly everybody does from time to time. I may not be qualified to give reasoned speculation as to why we do this, but I certainly understand that it goes better with food. The Blue Ember iQue combines favorite grill features with an integrated computer for precision control and fun bragging points.
A touch-control onboard computer monitors time and temperature during the cooking process for easy grilling. Select your type of meat and desired level of doneness and the grill handles the rest. In tandem with the integrated temperature probe, the computer maintains the … Read more
It's amazing the difference a little piece of metal can make. Having the right tool for the job is always important, but sometimes there is no right tool for the job. Rather than MacGyver something up (which most likely will explode) with materials that are less than desirable, take a step closer and keep some handy tools by your side.
The Appetizer Grill Rack may not have a clear and defined purpose, but that's what makes it stand out among other culinary gadgets and appliances. Consider it a do-all tool. After all, when the grill is hot and … Read more
Outdoor kitchens are more advanced than ever, allowing us to cook more complicated dishes than the standard burgers and brats. But few outdoor appliances pack the same punch in the variety department as this multiple-use cooker by Alfresco.
The VersaPower Multi-Use Cooker lives up to its namesake by combining with a family of accessories that allow you to cook a huge variety of meals. You can add a deep fryer/pasta cooker to cook french fries or boil noodles, or add on a steel pot filler to fill tall stock pots. You can also remove the center trivet and a … Read more
Everybody loves a backyard barbecue get-together. Having fun with friends and family only gets better when a grill is involved, Besides the enjoyment of spending time with the people you care about, a backyard barbecue offers the rare opportunity for everybody to eat exactly what they want. If somebody wants chicken, they simply throw it on the grill. The same goes for those who want burgers, steaks, or veggie burgers. No other form of social food gathering offers quite the individuality that cooking with a grill can provide.
Cheese goes well with cheese. Few other food groups can claim that to the extent that cheese can. Besides crackers or bread, nothing seems to go quite as well with cheese other than more cheese. With such a wide variety of cheeses available it's possible to have a cheese-based meal, while still experiencing an exciting depth of flavors. From hot-and-gooey to the strong-and-smelly, cheese is easy to get carried away with.