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National BBQ Week, 26th May to 1st June 2008(1)

Antony Worrall Thompson is passionate about cooking outdoors and cooks on his barbecue all year round! He’s even written the best selling book “Barbecues and Grilling” (2)to help have-a-go barbecuers get the best out of the experience. So, it’s no surprise that he is keen to constantly update his range of gas and charcoal barbecues to make your outdoor cooking and entertaining easy and enjoyable.

The Main Course

The flagship of Antony’s new 2008 range is the Antony Worrall Thompson Five-Burner Wagon Grill (RRP: £699). Beautifully crafted in full stainless steel, the barbecue is a fully loaded kitchen for outdoor cooking. Features include four main burners beneath the large lower grill area, a smaller upper grill level with ceramic grill which is used to crisp up food and keep it warm once cooked. The additional fifth burner to the side provides a separate area perfect for using to make sauces and keep them warm.

Those who cater for smaller gatherings can choose between the new Antony Worrall Thompson Four-Burner (RRP: £499) and Three-Burner (RRP: £349) Wagon Grills. Both incorporate the side burner and use an elegantly contrasting mix of stainless steel and matt black framework.

Strong PVC and Vinyl covers are available to purchase separately to protect all of the barbecues from the elements when not in use. And if you prefer cooking with traditional charcoal coals, Antony has an existing range of Kettle and larger Rectangular Grill barbecues (RRP from £100).

Barbecue Sides

Top chef Antony has also used his expertise to carefully blend a range of meat rubs to entice us all to experiment more with traditional barbecue dishes and create gourmet delights. All sets come in a contemporary box for easy home use and storage. They also make great gifts for fellow barbecue fans. Choose from:

• Antony Worrall Thompson’s BBQ Rub Set (RRP: £14.99) for chicken, beef and pork also contains a marinating dish

• Antony Worrall Thompson’s BBQ Basting Set (RRP: £12.99) containing bottled Pork Rub, Steak Rub, Ceramic Dish, Basting Dish and Whisk

• Antony Worrall Thompson’s Seasoning Tub (RRP: £14.99) containing BBQ Sauce, Chicken Rub, Steak Rub, Basting Brush, Galvanised Tub and Tea Towel

• Antony Worrall Thompson’s Shaker Set (RRP: £19.99) containing Steak, Pork and Chicken Rubs, Shakers, BBQ Sauce and Shaker Stand

• Antony Worrall Thompson’s BBQ Tray Set (RRP: £19.99) containing BBQ Sauce, Hot Chilli Sauce, Galvanised Tray, Brush, Skewers and Ceramic Dish.

Night-time Cosy-toes

And to keep you warm and extend your outdoor cooking and dining season, is the Antony Worrall Thompson Firepit with Mosaic Trim (RRP: £149.99). This charcoal fire pit will keep you and your guests cosy long into cooler spring and Autumn evenings and is an environmentally aware way of heating your outdoor patio area.

Antony says: “There is something wonderfully primitive about cooking by barbecue. Whether enjoying summer afternoons with friends or cooking an autumnal roast with the lid down to make a flavoursome change to this traditional dish, barbecuing is a year round activity for me that I really enjoy. Whether you prefer gas or traditional charcoal methods, we’ve something for everyone coupled with creative rubs and delicious sauces to add flavour to enhance your barbecue experience.”

Where can I buy?

The complete Antony Worrall Thompson range of barbecues and accessories can be bought from Wyvale garden centres. Selected barbecues and accessories are also sold by Argos, Next, Robert Dyas and Littlewoods Direct. For customer enquiries and stockists, call 0800 0281739.


2. ‘Barbecues and Grilling’ by Antony Worrall Thompson and Jane Suthering. (Kyle Cathie £14.99 from and all good book stores published 3 May 2007)

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