Dream Barbecue

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

Summer and BBQ’s go hand in hand, there’s not much we can do about it.

Wether it’s meat, veggies, fish or other products like seitan, wether you’re doing it with charcoal, wood, with a smoker or gas…

It doesn’t matter which type you choose, the important thing is to enjoy the ritual and take your time.

In this mini guide we want to make sure that we cover all the basics to master the grill!

Pair wines to your BBQ!

Meat? Fish? Vegetable? Do not worry, whatever your tastes are, we have selected the right wine!

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A few tips before you start

If you’re not an expert, let’s start from the abc with a few easy steps. Trust us, if you start well, you’ll end well!

  • 1

    Clean the grill

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

  • 2

    Prepare the embers

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

  • 3

    Choose the right ingredients

    Rely on a high quality supplier: if the main ingredient is excellent, you are one step away from success!

  • 4

    Marinating is the key

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

  • 5

    Cover the ingredients

    Don't leave them in the sun, you risk ruining them. Keep them in the shade and covered to protect them from bugs and dust.

  • 6

    Heat the grill

    Make sure the grill is hot and dry before placing the ingredients on top 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 (castrated ox): an excellent compromise for choosing Italian meat. Which cut? The rib or the belly.


Ribs, coppa and sausage are a must, but have you ever tried bacon? It has the perfect amount of fat.


The thighs are among the most popular cuts, but don't underestimate the wings. Put them on the grill first as they take quite a long time to cook.


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


Whole fish

Large, fatty fish, such as sea bream and sea bass, are easier to cook.

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


Tuna, salmon and croaker are great classics.

Ask the fishmonger to cut at least two fingers thick to prevent them from drying out too much during cooking.


Prawns, lobsters and scampi are a real treat.

The carapace protects the pulp during cooking, preventing it from drying out too much.

Veggies and others


The secret is to place the cobs wrapped in their leaves on the grill at the highest possible temperature!


If you like its slightly bitter taste, this is 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 tasty, marinate them overnight with oil, white or red wine, vinegar, carrots, celery, garlic, pepper and aromatic herbs.

Bananas and chocolate

For all BBQ purists, you can only finish with the grilled dessert. Creamy, to eat with a spoon and just delicious!

Dive deeper in the subject…

Here are some of our articles about BBQ.

Your BBQ in Langhe & surroundings

Some areas equipped for a barbecue with the usual friends, but in a different place. Prepare the cooler bag with everything you need and load wood or charcoal in the trunk, you can find the grill on the spot!

Parco Tanaro

In Alba, a real park suitable for kids and adults.

Bosco fatato

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

San Michele's Chapel

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

Todocco Sanctuary

In Pezzolo Valle Uzzone, a Via Crucis that goes into the woods.

Baladin Open Garden

In Piozzo, a park where beer is always chilled.

Parco Isola Verde

In Castagnito, complete with a playground

Parco Forestale del Roero

In Sommariva Perno, it is also possible to book naturalistic and cultural themed workshops