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What is a smoker and should you buy one?

What is a smoker and should you buy one?

We enlisted an expert chef to test two of the most popular smokers and rate how well they cooked, as well as how easy they were to use and whether or not he'd recommend them.

8 ways to level up your barbecuing

8 ways to level up your barbecuing

Everyone loves a barbecue, but if you're the dedicated at-home griller it's all too easy to fall into the trap of burning everything to a crisp to avoid any upset stomachs.

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Garden party essentials: four tips to be the best host

Garden party essentials: four tips to be the best host

We run through our top tips for hosting the best garden party - from investing in the right barbecue to the best way to chill your wine and light up your garden at night.

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The best beers to pair with your barbecue food

The best beers to pair with your barbecue food

From burgers and bangers to slow cooked meat and spicy food, beer expert Melissa Cole shares her top tips on picking out the perfect beers for your barbecue this summer.

11 ways to make your summer feasts spectacular

11 ways to make your summer feasts spectacular

Chef James Adams, beer expert Melissa Cole and wine expert Charles Metcalfe share their top tips on how to choose the best food and drink for summer get-togethers, including how you can make savings without compromising on taste.

Which portable barbecue is best for summer outings?

Which portable barbecue is best for summer outings?

With the sun finally starting to make a long-awaited appearance, you might be thinking about picking up a portable barbecue so you can enjoy freshly-grilled food wherever the summer takes...

Dual fuel barbecues: are they really worth it?

Dual fuel barbecues: are they really worth it?

With summer approaching at high speed, you might be thinking that now is the time to treat yourself to a new barbecue. If you like the convenience of gas but...

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Seven things you’re doing wrong when you barbecue

Seven things you’re doing wrong when you barbecue

With the promise of a glorious British summer finally on the horizon, you might be thinking now is the time to bring your barbecue out of retirement and start sharpening...

The best BBQ tongs for the bank holiday weekend

The best BBQ tongs for the bank holiday weekend

We put eight BBQ tongs to the test to see which is the easiest to use and won't singe the skin on your hands and arms. We've tried out barbecue tongs from popular brads including Weber, Big Green Egg and John Lewis.

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Product recall: Fire-risk balcony barbecues sold by Amazon and Menkind

Product recall: Fire-risk balcony barbecues sold by Amazon and Menkind

Menkind has issued a recall for a balcony barbecue after the London Fire Brigade has warned of a fire safety risk. Find out what to do if you've bought a balcony barbecue from Menkind or Amazon.

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