Ingredients. It’s where it all begins.
To create epic meals that everyone will enjoy, you need to have an understanding of the raw ingredients you’re cooking with. What they are, how they go together and how to get the best out of them.
The roots of BBQ were all about taking cheaper, underloved ingredients, sprinkling on a bit of magic, and turning them into delicious meals.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t take and use the very finest ingredients too, for creating dishes that wouldn’t look out of place in a fine dining restaurant.
In this section, we take a look at the raw ingredients we use in outdoor cooking, the meat, vegetables, fruit, herbs and spices and more.
You will find guides on how to identify different cuts of meat, where they come from on the animal, the differences between commonly confused cuts, and what to ask for when shopping.
We’ll also take a look into herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits because good BBQ isn’t only about meat!