COOL SUMMER FOOD: BEYOND BURGERS

WITH FANCY NEW GRILLS AND UNLIKELY RECIPES, BARBECUING HAS BECOME A GOURMET ACT

Remember when barbecuing was a simple matter of throwing burgers on the grill and keeping the smoke out of your eyes? Well, outdoor cooking has gone gourmet, with an array of barbecue books, accessories and top-of-the-line grills that really make you earn that "World's Greatest Chef" apron. Viking, for example, offers high-end gas grills up to 65 in. wide (in case you're entertaining the U.S. Army), fully equipped with side burners, wok ring and built-in smoker system, for a cool $4,500. Another nifty piece of equipment (for less than $400) is a smoker called the Big Green Egg. This ceramic oval,...

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