BlackRedGrillFriendsLogoTo me grilling is about FUN and FUNCTION. My line of Grill Friends® and Kitchen Friends™ cooking and grilling tools combine fun, contemporary colors and features with functional designs. After 15 years of grilling and cooking for a living I’ve learned a thing or two about what does and doesn’t work. When I design these pieces, I make sure that each bugsigitem in my line will work as well — around the grill or in the kitchen — for the new cook as it does for me. Each piece is both FUNCTIONAL and FUN because when it doesn’t function, you dont have fun!

“When it comes to BBQ, Elizabeth Karmel is the Queen Bee of Bar-Bee-Que. Nobody does it better!”
–Al Roker- Host, NBC’s Today Show

-“Finally, the woman who has taught me everything I know about grilling has come out with her own book. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned grillmeister, Taming the Flame is the book for you.”
–Sara Moulton, host, Food Network’s Sara’s Secrets, and executive chef, Gourmet magazine

“Elizabeth Karmel was born in North Carolina, weaned on pulled pork, and has spice and smoke in her bones. This authoritative, opinionated, and just plain mouth-watering book will tell you everything you need to know about barbecue from someone who’s spent a lifetime walking the walk and talking the talk.”
–Steven Raichlen, author of How to Grill and BBQ USA and host of Barbecue University on PBS

“Having grown up in a barbecue restaurant family, I bond immediately with anyone who has a master’s touch at the grill and barbecue pit. Elizabeth Karmel is the genuine article, understanding (and able to clearly articulate) that delicate interplay between food and fire, flavor and finesse.”
–Rick Bayless, chef/owner Frontera Grill/ Topolobampo, host of Public Television’s Mexico, One Plate at a Time

-“Just when you thought grilling could not get any more straightforward or delicious, Elizabeth Karmel shows you what you were missing: skillful techniques and remarkable flavors. Great grilling starts here!”
–Chef Charlie Trotter, Chicago

-“Elizabeth Karmel is a breath of fresh air on the barbecue circuit. In Taming the Flame, she gives expert instruction and she tells all the barbecue secrets we boys tend to keep to ourselves.”

–Mike Mills, four-time World Champion, and the only three-time World Grand Champion—Memphis-in-May BBQ competition