Barbecues at the ready because chef Tom Kerridge, holder of two Michelin stars, has a trove of summertime cooking treats to share.

During the course of his new show, Tom Kerridge Barbecues – on the Food Network – the chef will be showing off some old and new recipes using charcoal, smoke and fire.

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He talks about his favourite dish from the series and why everyone – including professional chefs – are prone to barbecue disasters from time to time…

If you cook one thing on a barbecue for the rest of your life, what would it be?

“Probably short ribs of beef or beef brisket, something that’s slow-cooked, loads of flavour; they are the sort of things I love cooking. They take a bit more time, but that kind of effort and energy that comes through slow cooking is amazing.”

Do you have a favourite dish from the new series?

“One of the loveliest ones to do was a Spanish kind of chorizo pork burger, so it’s like a burger but [with] those lovely warming Spanish flavours, it makes you feel very much like it’s summer time.”

Have you had any real barbecue disasters?

“We all have them! Barbecue is one of those ways you cook, it’s sensual and [about] touch and understanding and it’s not always controlled like a grill or a hob, or whatever else you’ve got in the kitchen. It is about the coals and the way they’ve been formed. So quite often, things will stick on the barbecue, and it’s learning your way around it and the kind of things you can do to make things not stick. Things sticking on a BBQ haunts everybody, it’s not just you or anybody else at home – it’s everyone!”

What are your top tips for doing a successful barbecue?

“Planning and preparation is key. Last minute barbecuing is good, but you end up just going to stick some sausages on it. Actually to get the best barbecue… planning, structure and marinading or brining [soaking meat in a salt water solution which can have a similar effect as marinading] or dry rubs, they all take planning.”

Have you had a barbecue that sticks in your mind?

“My 40th birthday was pretty special, [it was] a few years ago, we had round about 200 people there and we had nine big, egg-style barbecues cooking. Pretty much every Michelin star chef in the country came and they all brought things to cook on the barbecue, so it was like a massive chef party with loads of people cooking loads of food on barbecues – it was an outstanding day.”

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Tom Kerridge Barbecues airs from July 30 at 9pm on Food Network and will be available on dplay.

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