Besides being awed that the old grill actually still worked, I remember being awed watching the old man work at the grill. I enjoyed seeing the open flames, smelling the meat being cooked, and seeing my dad sweat. Grilling was one of the few occasions where my dad actually did the cooking.
I have since carried on the Ko tradition in my own household and accepted the title of the grill master. And while traditional barbecues may feature hamburgers and hot dogs, we have had some great family events serving up tasty portions of lean fish and chicken. One technique that I've used successfully is to grill salmon on top of cedar planks. I show you how easy and tasty cedar smoked salmon can be in the following video: