As Toronto’s temperature rises, BBQs all over the city will undoubtedly be fired up. Canadians love their barbeques and why shouldn’t we? Outdoor grilling is a social activity, a healthy cooking alternative, and its easy -even the most culinary challenged can handle grilling up something on the BBQ. May is national BBQ month so let Nella Cucina guide you through the grilling season with some must-have outdoor cooking tools.
The most obvious necessity for grilling, is of course, a grill. Whether it’s a fully loaded 5 burner BBQ with 66 000 BTUs or a modest yet powerful electric tabletop grill, Nella Cucina has the perfect fit for your backyard or balcony.
This stainless steel portable ‘Freestyle Grill’ from Napoleon is the perfect addition for any backyard or patio where space is an issue with 215 square inches of grilling space and 14 000 BTUs.
Give your meats, fish and vegetables a genuine smoky favour with this “Napoleon Smoking Tube.’ Just soak your chips and add the pipe to your grill for a new spin on your BBQ classics.
Make sure your steaks are cooked to perfection with individual ‘Grill Button Thermometers’ from Taylor. Cater to your ‘rare,’ ‘medium,’ and ‘well-done’ guests all at once with these calibrated beef thermometers. They even have glow-in-the-dark dials for extra visibility.
And lastly, no grill station is complete without excellent heat-resistant mitts. These FLXaPrene mitts from Browne, protect fromm temperatures up to 500F degrees, are water repellent, have a non-stick surface and are stain-resistant. Perfect for any cooking situation, indoors or outdoors.
Don’t forget, we host classes too! Want a fresh spin for your grilling menu? Sign up for our “Get Ready for the Grill” class May 16 featuring Grilled Eggplant Tart, Grilled Asparagus and Portobello Mushroom Salad, Tamarind Barbeque Ribs, Grilled Cornbread and Slow Baked Beans and Grilled Fruit with Mascarpone Cream. Sign up today and receive 15% off any grill related tools!