July 2nd, 2011
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Scorched meat, over-marinated steak and just plain old over-fussiness can wreck a perfectly good 4th of July cookout. Top chefs and experts are here to help solve your grilling woes so you can have more time to hang out with your friends and family.

Catch up on the rest of our great cookout and picnic tips below, and if you run into a sticky grilling situation - we're here to help. Share your burning questions in the comments or Tweet us @eatocracy and we'll have your festivities back on track in no time.

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And feast on the results of The Picnic Poll to find out what your fellow chefs like for a main dish and drink, burger topping, side dish and dessert.

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