Get your tongs ready: It’s barbecue season on SBS Food, and this year there are both delicious food AND fierce rivalries!

Every Tuesday night from 4 October to 22 November, Big BBQ Season offers a double dose of barbecue action. All Up in My GrillAt 8 p.m. BBQ Brawl at 8.30pm. Ainsley Harriott (the beach barbeque king) is also available on Saturdays. Ainsley’s Good Mood Food.

Here’s a glimpse of October’s events:

All Up in My Grill

Tuesdays 8pm, from 4 Oct to 22 Nov

Dale Talde’sInstaThis Filipino-American chef is also a cookbook author. He is a master of barbecue. It’s no surprise that he has combined his TV and restaurant experience (as a judge and contestant). Top Chef plus appearances on Chopped Iron Chef America, This entertaining series features his passion for the ‘cue. Talde fires up his barbecue to share innovative grilling recipes, plus some tried and true favourites, in this eight-part series – everything from galbi smash double cheeseburgers with kimchi sauce to lemongrass guajillo pork tacos. His take on summer favorites like steak and fries and cheeseburgers is featured in the first episode. The next episodes will feature tacos and restaurant-style seafood. We can’t wait for the episode on ‘angry chicken’. 

BBQ Brawl S2

Tuesdays 8pm, 4-10 Oct to 22 Nov

In this season’s team captains contest, Bobby Flay and Eddie Jackson face off. BBQ BrawlAs some of America’s most skilled pitmasters meet up to compete for the title of best of the best, it is quite a sight. The new TV personality Carson Kressley will be the judge. Brooke Williamson, Rodney Scott and Rodney Scott will be the chefs. The pilots select their teams during the first episode. The series is ten episodes long and the contestants tackle themes such as Hometown Favourites (BBQ Hacks), Competition ‘Cue (a celebration low and slow cooking inspired by the BBQ competition circuit), Seafood Showdown, and BBQ Around The World.

Ainsley’s Good Mood Food – S2

Saturdays, 6.30pm, October 1 through December 3.

Ainsley Harriott in season 2 of Good Mood Food

“A good meal can make my heart sing, and soothe my soul,” Ainsley Harriott says in Good mood food. We believe that watching him sing and laugh has a similar effect to ours, so it’s great to have him back. Season 2 of his cheerful series features him sharing laughter with good food (and dancing). In each episode, he goes to the beach and cooks some meals.”It’s my happy place,”He says that he uses the barbecue to prepare dishes such as Roasted lamb rack dukkah seasoned, served with warm carrots and smoked aubergine

Season 1 of Ainsley’s Good Mood Food is also streaming now at SBS On Demand. You can start with season 1, or jump into season 2 (episodes will also available at SBS On Demand soon after they air).

License to Grill

Weekdays, 3pm – 10 October

Canadian cookbook author and Jamaican-born chef Rob Rainford brings his cheery enthusiasm to entertaining from the grill, sharing recipes for everything from his smoked salmon frittata to Tex Mex pork ribs with grilled pineapple salsa. No matter if you’re hosting a Greek or vegetarian barbecue party, he has plenty of ideas to brighten up your next barbecue party. 

Watch the latest episodes on SBS On Demand

Grill up another big BBQ Season

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