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Summer Steakout: The SPY Guide to Grilling

* Become a master on the grill just in time for Fourth of July
* Get recipes and pro-tips for barbecue and grilling
* The secret’s in the tools — and the sauce

Nothing smells like summer more than the smoky aroma coming from your backyard grill. While steaks, hamburgers and other red meats are common grill choice, vegetables, fish and other foods can also be cooked on the grilled with the rest of your entree–absorbing that distinctive smoky flavor.

Just in time for Fourth of July, freshen up your grilling skills before you entertain. From one of America’s most-renowned barbecue experts and Weber’s master griller, legendary food writer Jamie Purviance’s latest cookbook, “

,” will help accelerate your mastery of the culinary pursuit in no time.

In addition to this all-inclusive grilling bible, we’ve also rounded up a few extra items that will ensure your steaks come out flawless this summer. Time to get grilling.

1. “Weber’s Greatest Hits: 125 Recipes for Every Grill”

This heavy book is the grilling bible. Whether you’re a beginner or master griller like Purviance, this book is jam-packed with over 125 grilling recipes, helpful tips, inspiration, stunning, high-resolution images, and dozens of stories and comical tales from the history of Weber. Learn from the master himself and take your grilling game to the next level. Available in paperback or for kindle.

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2. VonHaus 18-Piece Stainless Steel BBQ Accessories Tool Set

This Barbecue Tool Set by the trusted grilling experts at VonHaus, includes 18 essential tools and utensils that will help upgrade your grilling game this summer. The set includes 10 stainless steel utensils and 8 corn holders, complete with a study aluminum case for easy storage and transportation. This handy kit is also great for use while cooking indoors as well.

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3. Grill Pit Wood Smoker Temp Gauge Grill Thermometer

When it comes to cooking on the grill, timing is everything. This pair of highly-rated thermometers latch right on to your grill or smoker, providing an accurate and consistently reliable temperature so you can ensure your steak is never dry or too rare. Plus, this environmentally safe set boasts a 3″ thermometer–much larger than most options on the market. It’s also equipped with fog-resistant glass, so you’ll be able to get an accurate reading no matter how smoky your backyard becomes.


4. Chef Tom Douglas Rub With Love Seafood Rub

If you find yourself in the company of pescatarian guests when entertaining at your next BBQ, consider keeping some wild salmon on hand as an alternative for those who avoid red meat. Salmon, tilapia, and even shrimp are actually delicious when cooked on the grill, and this dry seasoning will only help amplify the delicious flavor. Plus, this seasoning is also gluten-free, so it’s sure to please a wide range of dietary needs.

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