The Looftlighter

Start your next fire with a 1000°F electric wand

Sick of grilled chicken tasting like lighter fluid, theater director Richard Looft made his first prototype by using a reversed vacuum to blow air onto a toaster filled with charcoal. When he saw that the coal was ready to use in just a few minutes, the concept for the Looftlighter was born. The resulting curling-iron-shaped device produces 1000°F electric heat to ignite anything from charcoal …

BBQ 25

America's favorite culinary pastime gets a back-to-basics new cookbook

Chef Adam Perry Lang‘s new book, “BBQ 25,” takes outdoor grilling back to its rugged roots. Highlighting 25 of the most commonly barbecued items, Lang’s instructional cookbook is perfect for any level of culinary interest. “BBQ 25” is not your average cookbook. Made of thick, cardboard-like pages, the book is wind, water and stain resistant, making it an ideal companion for outdoor grilling. Following a …

Pete Evans: My Grill Book

An unconventional take on grilling, Australian chef Pete Evans shows how the backyard activity can produce some stunning spreads in his latest book "My Grill." From Portuguese burgers to calamari, Evans details how to barbecue almost anything and has everyone on the northern side of the hemisphere wishing summer was already here. Organized into three main categories—Getting Away, Lazy Days and Into the Evening—the book …