The day after Canada day, my boyfriend's Italian grandparents left for a trip to visit their family back home. The rest of his family (parents, brothers, aunt, uncle, cousin, and him, too) will be following next month. His family threw a "Bon Voyage" party so everyone could get together one last time before the trip, and in typical fashion, they marched out the big guns: their army of homemade barbecues. My boyfriend's family (and friends) are quite handy. Not a single store-bought barbecue was used that day.
As hardcore carnivores, they even roasted a whole lamb. Alright, technically they're still omnivores, but you'll have a hard time believing it after these photos. PETA members: you have been warned.
This used to be a tank, until family friend Brian got a hold of it. Now it's a propane-powered lamb death trap. In the lower-right corner, you can see a homemade charcoal grill, made out of... um.. something metallic.
The poor, delicious lamb.
Sausages and chicken, cooked on a stainless steel sink-turned charcoal barbecue. We used this same one on Father's Day.