Toronto-based chef and star of Food Network’s License to Gill, Rob Rainford was born to barbecue. In his aptly named first book, Born to Grill (2012 Appetite by Random House), he brings his grilling prowess to over 100 recipes for hosting family and friends this summer. He shares his unique slant on barbecue fare with 20 menus for you to mix and match, for both charcoal and gas grills. Try his bacon-wrapped jumbo shrimp (pictured above) as appetizers at a backyard soirée or grilled chicken thighs for dinner.
Find more ideas in our Summer Grilling Guide.