I'm fascinated by the terms people choose to use for the cooking they do outdoors.
The fruit varieties that fill farmers' market stalls right now are some of late summer's greatest pleasures. I love to eat them just as they come, raw and still warm from the sun.
I love to cook fish, whatever the time of year. Fish makes an especially wonderful main dish in summer. The speediness of cooking fish, however, presents a couple of challenges.
When my sons and I make our regular Sunday morning visits to the local farmers' market at this time of year, I can't resist heading straight for the stands selling sun-ripened heirloom tomatoes.
Just like that, summer's heat can go from hot to too darn hot. Dedicated outdoor cooks, meanwhile, may think twice before heading out to the grill during the dog days.
Around now, a good month into summer, I know many people feel like they're running short of grilling inspiration. But I've seen home grillers hit the wall. I understand, though.