During the summer, I spend as much time outdoors as possible. I’ll read outside, eat outside, and, most importantly, cook outside. Although it would be awesome to have an extensive outdoor kitchen, you really only need one tool for the ultimate alfresco culinary experience, and that’s a grill. Both charcoal and gas are great, but I recommend gas for quick weeknight meals and charcoal for more-leisurely weekend dinners. With a little chef know-how and plenty of practice, you can master cooking anything on the grill. Here’s how it’s done.
Crate & Barrel Dual Handle Spiral Grill Brush ($17)
Fire Design Luxe Chrome Fire Extinguisher ($172)