It's Father's Day this Sunday, and we predict a mass firing-up of grills around the country. If you need a few tips for spicing up your outdoor cooking techniques, don't miss these tips from grilling guru Steven Raichlen. The author of numerous best-selling barbecue books traveled around the world to learn more about grilling in other cultures in his latest release, Planet Barbecue!.

First tip: tune up your grill. Says Raichlen,

Charcoal grill owners will want to scrape out any old ash and spray the vents with WD-40. Gas grill owners should make sure the burner tubes are free of cobwebs and spiders. Replace the igniter batteries if the grill won’t light. If you smell gas, brush the hoses and couplings with a leak detection liquid (made of equal parts water and dish soap)—bubbles will show any leaks.

Read more here. What are you grilling this summer?

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