After a lot of trial and error, I am getting better at grilling foods other than burgers, hot dogs etc. Like most, I get a lot of my backyard grill ideas from t.v. My favorite of all the t.v. cooks is Steven Raichlen


from PBS Barbecue U. I wouldn't mind if Rachel Ray stopped by either.

With grilling season now in full swing, he's topping a poll of celebrity chefs featured on the channel who people would most want at their barbecue. Flay's getting the nod from 43-percent, which is nearly twice as many as the second place Guy Fieri. Twenty-seven-percent say they'd like to have Fieri manning their grill this summer. Eighteen-percent would welcome some grilling assistance from Patrick and Gina Neely of "Down Home with the Neelys." Twelve-percent would like to get some grilling tips from "Good Eats" creator and "Iron Chef America" commentator Alton Brown.