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Cooking over an open fire is the oldest cooking technique known to humanity and it's still one of the most universal.

Grilling is a popular style of cooking; with smoky flavors and mouthwatering aromas, grilling offers endless opportunities to create a world of satisfying and delicious meals -- from savory Mexican recipes like carne asada to Indian recipes like tandoori chicken.

Grilling works for all kinds of foods -- from grilled shrimp scampi to baby back ribs. And it's a perfect solution for everyone -- the cooking impaired who need easy recipes; dieters looking for low carb recipes; and backyard BBQ chefs celebrating the 4th of July. Grilling does it all.

In this article, we'll show you how to conquer the grilling basics and teach you everything you need to know to grill like a pro.

  • Grilling Equipment and Tools

    The biggest purchase you're going to want to make in order to barbecue your favorite steak is the grill itself. We'll define what a hibachi is and discuss the differences between charcoal grills, covered cookers, and gas grills to help you buy the right grill for you.

    We'll also talk about some of the different grilling tools and accessories that will help you whether you're flipping burgers, grilling shrimp, or figuring out how to get that corn on the cob to stay on the grill.

  • Fire and Heat

    Getting that mouth-watering fish steak just right is part of the art of grilling. Most recipes won't help you figure out the combination of grilling temperature, grilling time, and proximity. This section will light your way about everything fire and heat. We'll teach you how to light that fire, grill safely, use direct and indirect heat, and check the temperature on your grill.

  • Smoke and Marinade Rubs

    The delicious smoky flavor of grilled dishes comes as much from the cooking process as it does from the recipe. If you're using a charcoal grill, you have to be more creative about how to get that smoked taste. We'll show you different ways to create flavored smoke to add flavor to your favorite grilled recipes.

    Rubs, marinades, bastes, and sauces are the perfect complement to grilled recipes. These simple ways of popping a recipe from good to delicious are easy to learn and fun to try. We'll teach you about the differences between dry rubs, paste rubs, flavoring marinades, tenderizing marinades, and basting and dipping sauces. The best part is that we'll also teach you how to use them well.

  • Grilling Tips

    This final section will give you the must-know tips in order to have the perfect barbecue. We'll give you a list of do's and don'ts to remember when you set your favorite foods on your brand new barbecue grill.

This review of the basics and our special how-to advice are all you need to grill like a pro. Continue to the next section and we'll help you figure out which grill you'll want to fire up to begin your grilling adventures.

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