There is perhaps no more basic way to cook than grilling. With the simple necessary elements of food and fire, almost anyone can set up a respectable BBQ meal for family and friends. Grilling doesn't require fancy cooking techniques or pretentious ingredients, either, nor does it require a state-of-the-art BBQ or a full knowledge of spices. Instead, grilling is all about keeping it simple.
Before you start grilling: You don't need to be concerned with getting exotic or rare ingredients to cook a great meal on the grill, but it does help if you make sure that what you're cooking with is fresh. Pay attention to the overall freshness of even the most basic ingredients. It may take a little extra time in the supermarket or at the farmer's market to ensure that freshness is in order. Buy fresh meat whenever possible and use vegetables that are crisp and colorful. You won't regret using the freshest ingredients possible on the grill. Grilling Techniques for the Home Chef will allow you to seriously master grilling and become a five-star grilling chef.