10 Game-Changing Foods for Your Next Barbecue


Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

There are few things more synonymous with summer than barbecues. Some of my best memories of the season include outdoor parties with teammates after swim practice or on the first game day of the season. I remember working in the kitchen at the grill during sleepaway camp while my friends worked as counselors. At this time, my barbecue know-how revolved around the standard bratwurst, burger, and sausage dishes. When I began working in professional kitchens, I learned that there are plenty of additions that go beyond the standard grilling fare. From stone fruit to whole fish, there’s so much to play with. Get ready to go from barbecue beginner to grill master with these 10 super-simple ideas. 

What ingredients are you bringing to the grill this summer?