Grill/Barbecue

When It Comes to Okra, ‚Crispy-Soft’ Is the Best Texture

A few years ago, on a whim, I bought some okra from a local farmers market. It was too pristine to pass up, unblemished and deeply green. I ended up tossing the whole okra pods in oil and salt and…

This Ingredient Will Make or Break Your Grilled Vegetables

Whether it’s eggplant, zucchini, or onion, a good grilled vegetable will get you halfway to dinner, whatever dinner is. Maybe it’s ricotta-smeared toast or anchovy-dressed pasta or roast chicken in need of a friend. But what makes a good grilled…

Why You Should Use This Fizzy Drink As a Steak Marinade

Are you sick of kombucha yet? I’m not, but that’s probably only because I didn’t really get into the stuff until about a year ago. In all honesty, I think kombucha is fine. Some brands are even pretty good, but…

These Sweet & Spicy BBQ Ribs Will Rock Your Sauce-Loving World

True story: My family does not celebrate Christmas. (You might be wondering why we’re talking about Christmas in July, but stay with me here! I promise there are ribs to come.) My family never really got into the spirit of…

The 28 Best Labor Day BBQ Recipes, So Summer Never Has to End

To me, nothing says summer quite like the heady smell of smoke, emanating from a grill at a backyard BBQ. Enveloped by that smell, I’m likely to have friends nearby, an ice-cold beer in hand, and a freshly charred meal…

Our 13 Favorite Tips for Throwing the Chillest Summer Cookout

We’re partnering with Allagash Brewing Company to make sure you’ve got everything you need to make the most of all your #SummerSundays this season, whether you’re hosting a laidback BBQ or hitting the beach. Here, we polled the Food52 team…

3 Pitmaster-Approved Recipes That Take You From Breakfast to Dinner

We’ve partnered with Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork to highlight simple yet uniquely delicious dishes that’ll take your summer grilling to the next level. During the summer months, you can catch me grilling up pork (albeit in my cramped New York…

These Sweet & Tangy Grilled Chicken Thighs Are 100% Ready for Summer

Summer is here, which means that it’s time to fire up the grill. We’ve partnered with Just BARE Chicken, producers of humane-certified chicken, to share one of our test kitchen director’s go-to recipes for the season: grilled chicken thighs with…

The Absolute Best Cut of Meat to Grill, According to a Butcher

Whether it’s Memorial Day, Labor Day, or the 4th of July—you’re probably getting ready to grill some meat, right? To help you decide the best meat to grill, including which cuts of steak work particularly well on an open flame,…

8 Surefire Tips for Labor Day Grilling Success

Labor Day’s not the end for this year’s outdoor cooking—depending on where you live, you’ve probably got at least a couple more months’ grilling time. But there’s no time of year with a bounty of produce better suited to cooking…