Special barbecue

Ideas and tips for coming out of a barbecue day a winner

Summer rhymes with grilling. There is no escaping this existential axiom.

Meat grills, vegetarian grills, fish or produce grills, for unlikely carnivores, such as seitan.

Grilling with charcoal, with wood, with smoker, with gas or on stone…

No matter which type you choose, the important thing is to perform this ritual in company and not be in a hurry.

In this special we want to make sure that you have all the elements to master the material.

Pair wines with your BBQ

Meat? Fish? Of vegetables? Fear not, whatever your taste, we have selected the right wine: try it to believe!

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Before we begin, some advice

If you are a “budding griller,” let’s start from the abc with some simple steps. Trust me, well begun is half done!

  • 1

    Clean the grill

    Before putting the grill on the fire, wash it well with water and vinegar, rubbing it with an abrasive sponge.

  • 2

    Prepare the embers

    Take some time: the embers are ready when they are covered with a light layer of ash.

  • 3

    Eye on the raw material

    Rely on a high-quality supplier-if the main ingredient is great, you're one step closer to success!

  • 4

    Marinate = make no mistake

    If you grill meat, marinating is a must because it prepares the fiber for cooking. The embers will then enhance all tastes.

  • 5

    Repair ingredients

    Do not leave them in the sun; you risk ruining them. Keep them shaded and covered to protect them from insects and dust.

  • 6

    Warm up the grill

    Make sure the grill is hot and dry before laying the ingredients on it so they don't stick.

Cosa mettere sul fuoco

Non tutto si presta per essere cotto alla brace, vediamo insieme ciò che non può mancare sulla griglia.



Although Piedmontese meat is excellent for many recipes, it is not the most suitable for grilling because it is too lean.

Try the Bue grasso (the fat ox): a good compromise for choosing Italian meat. The cut? The rib eye or the belly.


Ribs, neck and sausage are a must, but have you ever tried bacon? It is fat to the point.


Thighs are among the most popular cuts, but don't underestimate wings. Put them on the grill first because they have a rather long cooking time.


BBQ maximizes the qualities of lamb. Try ribs, and if you really want to enjoy them, use beech or cherry wood.


Whole fishes

Fat and large fish, such as sea bream and sea bass, are easier to cook.

Alternatively, try sardines, you won't regret it!


Tuna, salmon, and shrimp are great classics.

Ask the fishmonger for cuts at least two fingers thick to prevent them from becoming too dry during cooking.


Shrimp, prawns, lobsters, and langoustines are a real treat.

The carapace protects the flesh during cooking, preventing it from becoming too dry.

Vegetables and goodies


The key is to put the cobs wrapped in their leaves on the grill at the highest possible temperature. Try it to believe it!


If you like its slightly bitter taste, this is the one for you.

Cut it in half, grease it with oil and give it a pinch of salt. Cook it over medium heat.

Tofu or seitan burger

If you want to make them nice and tasty, marinate them overnight with oil, white or red wine, vinegar, carrots, celery, garlic, pepper and herbs.

Bananas and chocolate

For all BBQ purists, you can only end with the grilled dessert. Creamy, spoonable and really yummy!

If you wanted to go deeper…

Over the years we have talked a lot about BBQ. All our articles can be found here!

Your BBQ in and around the Langhe

Some areas set up for a barbecue with the usual friends, but in a different place. Pack your cooler with everything you need and load wood or charcoal in the trunk; you can find the grill on site!

Tanaro Park

In Alba, a real park suitable for young and old alike.

Fairy forest

In Montaldo Roero, a picnic area nestled in a chestnut grove.

Chapel of St. Michael

In Lequio Berria, a paradise in the shade of pine and birch trees.

Shrine of Todocco

In Pezzolo Valle Uzzone, a Way of the Cross that goes deep into the woods.

Baladin Open Garden

In Piozzo, a park where the beer is always fresh.

Green Island Park

In Castagnito, complete with play area

Roero Forest Park

In Sommariva Perno, you can also book workshops on nature and cultural themes