Fire up the barbie and grill with skill.

There's no better way to eat al fresco than by a sizzling barbecue. We have recipes for burgers, marinades and sides, plus tips for grilling to perfection, barbecue safety and advice on buying the best kit.

Barbecue gadgets

Take your barbie to the next level with these gadgets and barbecues.

How to barbecue safely

Avoid a dodgy tum with our top 10 tips for barbecuing safely.

How to throw a last minute barbecue

A complete menu that skips the arduous prep and allows you more time by the grill.

Which barbecue is best?

Should you go for gas or the authentic charcoal experience?

Top Tip

A whole chicken or leg of lamb will cook in a fraction of the time if you get creative with your knife skills. Spatchcocking chicken involves cutting it along the backbone and spreading it out flat. To butterfly a leg of lamb, locate the central bone and cut the meat away from it on each side.

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

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