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LA Times Food editor Russ Parsons on Barbecuing: calm down, plan ahead, don't show off

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A few years ago, after hosting a barbecue and not enjoying myself at all, then going to Russ Parson's house -- he's the James Beard Award-winning food writer and edits the LA Times Food section -- and noting how he stayed calm as a fluted cucumber, I asked Russ for advice on throwing as barbecue and not throwing a skewer through someone.