How-Tos for the Outdoor Gourmand
Master the Grill
Is there anyone more popular than a good grill chef? Probably not. Follow our guide to becoming The Master of the Grill.
» Learn How to Master the Grill
Craft the Perfect Burger
Perhaps the last true American art form, a burger must be prepared like the delicacy that it is.
» Learn How to Cook Burgers
Grill Savory Pork
Pork is a religion to many. Become their new messiah with these grilling tips.
» Learn How to Grill Pork
Oysters On the Half Shell
Grilled oysters? You must be mad. Maybe, but we’re damn good cooks and you can be too.
» Learn How to Grill Oysters
Never Burn Grilled Chicken
Chicken may be a staple of the grill, but that doesn’t mean you can’t screw it up. Make sure you’ve got the technique down.
» Learn How to Grill Chicken
Keep Grilled Fish Together
When cooked right, grilled fish can outstrip many of the more conventional grilled meats.
» Learn How to Grill Fish
Grill the Perfect Steak
Like chicken, steak would appear easy at first, but true Grill Masters know otherwise. Take your game to the next level.
» Learn How to Grill Steak
Not Overcook Lamb
Your guests will fall to their knees when they see the towering rack of lamb sizzling gently over the flame. Make them your slaves with these tips.
» Learn How to Grill Lamb
Make Produce Last Longer
Give your produce a longer shelf life with these simple tips for life extension.
» Learn How to Make Produce Last Longer
Make Your Own Energy Bars
Pro-Bar founder Art Eggertsen's recipe for a protein-rich calorie grenade. With dates, maple syrup, and Grand Marnier, you can't go wrong. .
» Learn How to Make Energy Bars
Play the Farmers' Market
Leave the waxed stuff to the big chain stores, follow these orders from pioneering organic chef Alice Waters, owner of Berkeley bistro Chez Panisse, and hit the market prepared for action.
» Learn How to Play the Farmers' Market
Make a Power Smoothie
A creamy (oooh!), chocolatey (aaahh!), treat-yourself snack packing the perfect recovery ratios of protein, fiber, and heart-healthy fat—because you earned it.
» Learn How to Make a Power Smoothie
Cook a Tough Bird
There are many reasons to pay the extra dime for chickens that have lived some semblance of a life. But paradoxically, the more naturally a bird is raised, the tougher the meat. Here's how to prepare the happy chicken from your backyard or farmers market.
» Learn How to Cook a Tough Bird
Cook Tree Rat
Timothy Ferriss shares Outside contributing editor Steven Rinella's instructions for cooking up a squirrel (or three) over the fire.
» Learn How to Cook Tree Rat
Brew Your Own Seasonal Beer
Ah, the dog days! High beer-swilling season! Which means trips to the store, which mean getting out of the hammock, which is unfortunate and just another great excuse to brew your own.
» Learn How to Brew Your Own Seasonal Beer
Butcher a Chicken
In this excerpt from his newest book, The 4-Hour Chef, Timothy Ferriss shares Marco Canora's sure-fire technique for carving chickens into thighs, legs, wings, and breasts.
» Learn How to Butcher a Chicken
Drink Without a Corkscrew
You're an idiot. In the middle of nowhere. With a bottle but no tool with which to liberate the vino languishing within. Fret not: You can get at that good stuff.
» Learn How to Drink Without a Corkscrew
Brew Your Own Beer
As with tying your own flies, justifying home-brewed beer on financial grounds requires some fuzzy math, like ignoring start-up costs. And it's not necessarily better than a pint from a good brewery. But it's your pint.
» Learn How to Brew Your Own Beer
Cook a Perfect Meal
Besides the fact that you're drooling, what's so perfect about this menu? It's a balanced recovery feast* that follows the 40-30-30 ratio of carbs to fat to protein prescribed by nutritionists—and is damn delicious, too.
» Learn How to Cook a Perfect Meal
Make a Better Homebrew
In early June, beer lovers gathered at Orella Ranch on California’s Gaviota Coast for a two-day workshop on building a home brewery and making beer.
» Learn How to Make a Better Homebrew
Cook a Great Meal in the Backcountry
On our life list of must-learn talents: cook a great meal in the backcountry.
» Learn How to Cook a Great Meal in the Backcountry
Grow Your Own Vegetables
Not because it's sustainable but because what you grow tastes better than anything from the grocery store. The key is intensity: lots of nutrients, sun, heat, and water.
» Learn How to Grow Your Own Vegetables