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.
I'll always remember one of the early moments in my career, when I thought I just might be successful as a chef. I knew I had earned his confidence, because sauces are a cornerstone of good cooking.
If you considered Memorial Day Weekend the official start of the grilling season, and July 4th as one of its main events, then around now you may be entering the midsummer grilling doldrums.
I love to cook for an Independence Day celebration, and not only because I'm a proud naturalized U.S. citizen. But, like many people, I frequently find myself facing a conflict when preparing food for the Fourth.
Summertime weekend lunches can sometimes present a unique set of challenges. Since it's summer, you might find yourself craving something grilled.