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Fun Barbeque Aprons and Essentials for Outdoor Chefs

Updated on September 17, 2014

Fun Aprons, and Essential Grilling Accessories for Backyard Cooks

Spring has arrived, and summer isn't far behind, so . . . It's Barbecue time! Outdoor Chefs love fall because it's getting cooler, and it's a nice time to fire up the grill and have a backyard barbecue without grilling your skin, too.

In the south, we don't wait until fall to cook on the grill and throw a backyard party. Oh, no. We grill year round, and any excuse will do. In fact, we've even been known to smoke our Christmas turkey, and serve him with BBQ veggies. Really!

Volumes have been written about preparing a barbeque feast, and whole restaurant chains thrive serving this southern specialty.

Christmas will be here before you know it. There are some great gift ideas for Dad on this page.

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Many guys pride themselves on their grilling equipment and accessories, and they never have enough BBQ Stuff. So, come - find something cool, and sing along with Rhett and Link's BBQ Song, too!

Are You an Outdoor Chef? - (a poll about outdoor cooking)

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Fun Aprons

Fun Gift Idea for Dad - Humorous BBQ Aprons

Barbecues are generally light-hearted affairs, and these aprons are just made for that type of occasion! Bet Dad would love one of them for Father's Day on June 16th.

A Great Grill Chef Needs a Chef's Hat - And these chef's hats are fun to wear!

Even someone who has never worn one before - perhaps especially someone who's never had one before - will get a real kick out of having a real chef's hat to wear as they wield their spatula at the backyard grill.


noun - meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce



The Barbecue! Bible

A Fun BBQ Apron is a fun summertime or birthday gift for the guy who likes to grill.

Does Dad or Granddad like to cook out?

Then a fun barbeque apron or T-shirt, or some grilling tools or accessories would make a mighty fine gift any day of the year.

Another iddea that's great for Christmas, birthdays, Father's Day, or any day, is the Barabeque Bible, a classic/

Spellings for Grilling

Although my huge Webster's Dictionary gives the official spelling of the word as BARBECUE, the several speiings and/or abbreviations are all generally accepted in the south, where outdoor cooking is celebrated year round, and in countless restaurants devoted to the art of roasting all manner of meats, seafood, and vetegables on a metal frame over an open fire.

Accepted Spellings in the South






(And, of course, our friends

'down under' grill on the Barbie.)

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Great Aprons for the Outdoor Chef

A fabulous outdoor cook deserves a great Grilling Apron to wear while the work their culinary magic, don't you agree?

There are some neat ones from the independent artists and desighers who showcase their work at on demand printer Zazzle.

Here's one that you can personalize with your special outdoor cook's name.

Rhett & Link's Barbeque Song - It's all BBQ Fun!

Here's a fun barbeque 'tour' of the south in song. Fun to watch and listen to, very cleverly done.

Q - What's the best day for a BBQ?

A - One that ends with the letter Y!

Custom Invitations

From Zazzle

At Zazzle, you'll find a wide selection of custom barbeque invitations, for an array of occasions, from wedding rehearsal bbqs to birthday parties, to graduation and send-off barbeques. Here are some samples:

Save on Barbeque Accessories - at eBay

You never know what you may find on a given day on eBay! Is there something there today that's just what you've been looking for? Then hurry and bid, as auctions end on a constant basis. Get your bidding done in time!

Grilling and Smoking - Barbeque is usually Grilled, but some people call Smoking, too


Chicken, Ribs, and Corn cooking on a smoker

I want some, don't you?

What is the difference between grilling and smoking? Here's a short and simple answer:

GRILLING: Food is grilled over direct heat from a wood or charcoal (or other) fire. The open-air surface on which the food rests is usually a series of parallel metal bars. Hence, the term, "grill." Outdoor grilling can be compared to the indoor technique of broiling. More tender cuts are best for grilling.

SMOKING: Smoking, on the other hand, uses a type of direct heat, and the food is enclosed or covered so that the smoke from the heat source below rises and envelopes the food as it cooks, resulting in a "smokey" flavor. This method takes quite a while longer than grilling, and so lends itsef to less tender cuts.

Essentials for the Outdoor Chef

And Cool Stuff for Your Backyard Barbeque

Barbecue Utensils for sale - on Amazon

A special outdoor chef deserves special outdoor cooking utensils. These special barbeque utensils and utensil sets are sure to build a fire under your favorite outdoor cook. He'll be ready to serve up his next scrumptious offering sooner than you ever thought he would!

Cooking Out - a Popular Pasttime



Here are hot dogs being grilled, as opposed to smoked.

Men like to barbecue.

Men will cook if danger is involved.

-- Rita Rudner

(That's Rich)

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    • CruiseReady profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Central Florida

      @thevillain: That's a big pig to grill or smoke... more power to you!

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      4 years ago

      Yes, My daughter Her husband, and me all have a birthday in the same week. I do a whole pig. I used to do one every other year. But When I turned 70, I started every year. Also they have become bigger. Last year was 168#. Can't wait to see this year!!!!!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      We love a good BarBQue so I really enjoyed this lens. Happy New Year!

    • piedromolinero profile image


      6 years ago

      I love doing BBQ. Luckily the climate here allows us to have the first BBQ in the year for a New Year's party and the last BBQ around Christmas time. So we invite friends and fire up the grill regularly.

    • SpenceG profile image


      6 years ago

      My dad's b-day is next month. I'm bbq'ing pork ribs for the family. I have a couple of weeks to think about how I'm preparing. So I'm researching as much as options as possible.

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      6 years ago

      MmmMmmm, that grilling picture with the chicken, ribs, and corn looks delicious! Great lens, thank you! :)

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      stevebrown75 lm 

      6 years ago

      Awesoooooooommmmmmeee!!!! Keep up the good work!!

    • Johanna Eisler profile image

      Johanna Eisler 

      6 years ago

      I love the quote "Men will cook if danger is involved." LOL! Very nice lens.

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      6 years ago

      I am so hungry just seeing the pictures an reading your beautiful article... I cannot wait for the weekend..

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      desa999 lm 

      6 years ago

      Nice involvement of your readers.

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      6 years ago

      Just because it's summer!

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      Darcie French 

      6 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      We love to grill veggies on the Barbie :)

    • RetroMom profile image


      6 years ago

      There is no need for a special occasion to enjoy barbecue.

    • MelonyVaughan profile image


      6 years ago

      Excellent lens and great products.

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      6 years ago

      Hearty souls in the north country also BBQ all year around and I would guess there was a lot more doing it with out very mild winter. Any day is a great day to BBQ!

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      6 years ago

      We just opened BBQ season last sunday.

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      6 years ago

      Jeez I'm hungry now! And I think I know what I'm going to eat tomorrow! That smoked chicken looks delicious!

    • CruiseReady profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      @Cold0911: It sure does!

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      6 years ago

      That corn wrapped with bacon looks heavenly. Anything tastes better in a smoker!

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      6 years ago

      Here in England, the weather has not been so good the last few summers, so we have not really had the chance to BBQ, but I do love it. My dad is from Kenya, where there is a real culture of outdoor cooking, which he has conveyed to us. Thank you for this yummy lens!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens, love the article

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      6 years ago

      Great article here, it's got meat in it and great questions with a wide selection of apparel too. *blessed by a squid angel*

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      6 years ago

      Sure am hungry for a bbq now! Great selections on the list!


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