Barbecue in Style This Summer
The Incredible Egg
It’s the Apple of the charcoal grill world with an entire culture unto itself—generating both popular cookbooks and festivals (Seattle’s is held in June). Fans of the Big Green Egg, known as “Eggheads,” love its ceramic domed design, based on Japanese kamado grills, that allows for maintaining very precise low and high heats, making it an exceptional griller and smoker in one. Like Apple’s inventory, its price point is fairly high, and its “Eggcessories,” such as the rolling nest stand, are sold separately, but with five sizes—from extra large (from $1,100) to mini ($349)—there’s an Egg for most every space and pocketbook. Sutter Home and Hearth (Ballard, 920 NW Leary Way; 206.783.9115; sutterhearth.com) and Thompson’s Hearth & Home (Issaquah, 680 NW Gilman Blvd.; 425.369.1400; thompsonshearth.com) carry the full Egg line and host tutorials.