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NY Times: Throw a Backyard Party Guide from Wirecutter

We love backyard entertaining and cooking so much that we once spent four days straight just testing grills, enlisting The New York Times's Sam Sifton to help us cook 40 pounds of burgers, barbecue, and whole chickens. From Bluetooth speakers to patio furniture, here’s what we think you need to do summer right.

See the full guide from Raphael Brion on New York Times' website here.

Raphael Brion cooked in Michelin-starred restaurants prior to becoming a food editor over 10 years ago.


December 3, 2023

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