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.

On test: Best barbecues

Discover our top picks and buyer's advice for picking up the right grill for you.

How to cook meat safely

Our top tips for handling and cooking meat on the barbie.

How to throw a last minute barbecue

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

9 ways to serve halloumi

Grill it, fry it, or barbecue this tasty cheese in 9 delicious recipes.

Top Tip

Try to list according to aisle and don’t stray from your chosen basics. If you’re faced with empty meat shelves, adapt and go vegetarian with chunky halloumi and meaty mushrooms.