Cherry and Lamb Skewers on the Grill

Around the now sad and destroyed Aleppo in Syria is a dish fondly remade as best they can by Aleppines in exile and Syrians in general that will remind them of the good times once had.  In fact, I first had kafta bi’l-karaz, grilled ground lamb and cherries on skewers, in Syria some 25 years […]

Grill Fruit for Dessert

I’m the kind of cook who utilizes not only every morsel of food in inventive recombinations, but who just hates to use a load of charcoal to fire up a barbecue grill for 30 minutes only to cook an 8 minute steak.  So I often prepare other foods for grilled tidbits, for appetizers, and even […]

Grilled Sausage Skewers for an End of Summer Grill Party

One way I like to grill when having a grill party is by not having all those blazing hot coals go to waste. What I mean is that here you’ve got a nice fire going so why not continue to cook on it–not just your steak but appetizers too.  By the way, although I’ve written […]

4 Red-Hot Grilling Surprises for July 4th

July Fourth begs for a magnificent grill party. It’s summer, it’s a great celebration of the nation’s birth and everyone is outdoors and in party mode. Why hold back on July Fourth? Why not grill everything? With a couple of days’ planning, you can really do something amazingly and deliciously different. Here are four great […]

The Best Meat Lover’s July 4th Grill Party Appetizer

When you’ve got a barbeque going I’ve always thought it silly and wasteful to spend all that time building the fire and then grilling that steak for all of 10 minutes. Nothing wrong with a steak but letting things cook long and slow–a real BBQ always seemed more fun and a great way to precede […]

Rabbit on the Grill for a BBQ Season Opener

As warm weather tempts Americans to launch our annual outdoor-cooking adventures, most of us are too content with traditional American fare for the grill. Steaks and burgers are fine, but to wow the crowd consider some Italian classics well-suited for the All-American grill, including a rabbit recipe from the region of Molise. Rabbit has lost […]

Take A Four-Course Meal Outdoors With A Grill Party

Grilling takes effort. Lots of coal goes into building the fire; you wait for the coals to get hot; and the food cooks in about 15 minutes, if you’re having steaks, burgers, vegetables or hot dogs. And that’s it. The fire continues burning, wasting away, while you eat. How about getting full use out of […]

Griddle on the Grill

You can grill just about anything that doesn’t fall through the grilling grate and with accessories like grilling baskets literally nothing.  Another trick is griddling–that is, putting a cast iron griddle or pan on the grate and then cook delicate foods, everything from bread to flaky fish fillets. I especially like to do this with […]

Grilling Roll-ups the Italian Way

You can grill  anything!  Or just about anything.  I learned this while writing my book GRILL ITALIAN that was published in 1996 (wow, that’s almost 20 years ago). Throwing a steak on the grill, or some vegetables in that new vegetable griller you may have gotten for your birthday is fine–and easy–but with a little […]

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