Now summer is upon us most of us will be getting the barbecues out and using them once more. There are many benefits to be had from cooking food on a barbecue rather than in the kitchen. When you cook food on a barbecue it seems to tastes much nicer. The reason for this being that the intense heat produced by a barbecue helps to actually caramelize the exterior of the food. A barbecue not only helps to actually make food look more appetizing by turning the food a golden brown color, but also you'll find it helps to bring out more of the foods flavor. Of course if you'd like your food to taste even more wonderful adding some wood chips to it can prove extremely useful. You'll often find using a barbecue can prove more convenient but also easy to use. Once assembled you simply need to light the charcoal or turn on the gas supply and leave it for a little while to heat up. Most people think barbecues have only been designed for cooking all sorts of meat and fish on them. Yet there are plenty of models now available that allow you to cook a whole array of foods including vegetables as well. Furthermore you'll find when it comes to barbecuing food you have a lot more cooking methods you can utilize. As well as cooking food by direct heat or indirect heat you can also cook your food using smoking and rotisserie methods as well. Plus of course you'll find barbecues enable you to cook meals for the family that are much healthier. However rather than sticking with the usual sausage and burgers why not consider trying out some of the recipes we offer in this book.