Chef Rocco DiSpirito is serious about his grilling.
"I'm all about the purest way of grilling. And this is coming from a guy who put a microwave lasagna recipe in my last cook book," Rocco tells us. While he admits that he is "a big fan of convenience," he also believes in grilling properly, especially during a long weekend when you have time. "When you have several days off, it is worth investing and grilling the proper way."
So, what does that mean for Rocco? For starters, he recommends using real hardwood lump charcoal. Another tip, he suggests, is to throw wood chips or chunks on top of charcoal, which he says will give smoke and wood flavor.
Check out the slideshow above to discover five of Rocco DiSpirito's essential grilling picks.