Section R: Outdoor Entertaining
about Outdoor Entertaining
Cooking in the open air always smacks of high adventure. Laughter's happier, spirits are higher and guests love the casual clothes, the hearty, do-it-yourself food (and lots of it), the casual-semming but carefully planned service that makes a banquest of a barbecue whether on the trail, at a simple backyard grill or grandly rotisseried by the family chef.
Outdoor parties are the great American pastime, whether they mean traditional picnic fare, a lavish luau, a lakeside fish fry or an inches-thick steak redolent of tantalizing, smoky flavor.
Here are recipes and menus for 27 barbecue favorites and the suitable foods to serve with them.*
*Not all 27 will appear on this site.