You are here: Home » Dinner » Italian-Style Grilled Dinner Italian-Style Grilled Dinner Dinner,In Season,Recipes,Summer http://relish.com/articles/italian-style-grill/ by RelishMay 1, 2009 Enjoy Italian dinners with the ease of grilling. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/20849_great_italian_group.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Last summer, I experienced the magic of an outdoor brick oven during a month’s stay in Italy. For a casual weekend dinner party, our countryside cottage’s oven cooked up tantalizing summer-ripened vegetables, homemade pizza, savory polenta, even delectable desserts. One Italian friend joked, “Hey, who does a barbecue better: the Texans or the Tuscans?” I dared not answer. But I did challenge myself to recreate the experience at home, in light of the American grilling renaissance that’s catching like wildfire. The Italians offered fresh inspiration for expanding our classic chicken-and-burgers barbecue. The great Italian cookout is a simple yet sophisticated take on the burning love for good food we share. All you need to wow a crowd or prepare a no-fuss weeknight dinner are vibrant ingredients, disposable pans, and some imagination. Light up, stand back, and be dazzled as your charcoal or gas grill transforms from a tired cooking tool to an altar of rekindled food celebration. By Kristine Gasbarre, a food writer in DuBois, Penn. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Pomodoro Sauce Meaty Roma tomatoes are the basis for a quick sauce for polenta, pizza or pasta. Grilled Pizza with Mozzarella Pizza on the grill is a perfect summertime meal—add toppings to suit your tastes. Grilled Polenta and Sausage and Pomodoro Sauce An easy Pomodoro Sauce and sausage tops grilled corn cakes. Grilled Summer Vegetables Perfectly grilled vegetables are a healthy summertime side.