The oldest known cooking technique is most likely barbecue. Because of the incredible flavour of the meat, the delicious BBQ sides, or the enjoyable afternoon spent making it, barbecue has a magical quality. Whatever it is about barbeque that inspires you, these grilling dishes cannot be topped. Food prepared on a barbecue grill over wood, charcoal, or a gas flame is not barbecue; that is grilling. Indirect heat is used to slowly cook and smoke food for the barbecue, frequently done in a pit.