Marcus Bawdon Spring 2023
Expert griller Marcus Bawdon shares his top 10 essential tools that every barbecue enthusiast should have at their disposal. Marcus' expertly curated list is aimed at helping readers not only enhance their grilling experience but also achieve great results every time they fire up the barbeque.
Readers will also discover the importance of using a good knife, squirting bottles for adding extra flavour, and butcher's paper for wrapping large cuts of meat. Bawdon even suggests using a cloche for steaming and, of course, the all-important bottle opener for those refreshing beverages that perfectly complement the barbecue experience.
Ensuring your food is cooked to the correct internal temperature will give confidence and accuracy to your outdoor cooking.
A set of sturdy BBQ tongs will become an extension of your hands, enabling you to move everything from small food items to large chunks of meat around the grill.
Having at least one all-purpose chef’s knife that feels right for you, kept nice and sharp, will allow you to butcher, slice and carve. A knife is a very personal thing, so find one that works for you.
For very fatty cuts such as Wagyu steaks, smash burgers, or small things that might fall through a grill. Also really handy for a BBQ fry up.
A few well-seasoned cast iron pans will give you a range of cooking options over charcoal, wood, or in a wood-fired oven.
Great for chillis, BBQ beans etc, it allows you to use up any leftover BBQ meats.
For spritzing those BBQ cuts with various liquids, water, juices, beers etc, to add extra levels of flavour and moistness.
Perfect for wrapping large cuts such as briskets to power through the stall and for resting/serving.
An upturned stainless bowl makes a great cloche for steaming things like cheeseburgers. If it has a handle on top you'll be able to lift it easily.
BBQ just isn't the same without some liquid refreshment; you'll need something to open those bottles.
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