Barbecuing is a primal technique for cooking food: there is often nothing simpler. You don’t always need fancy gadgets – just food and fire. By cooking directly in the embers of a fire (such as the ribeye roast below), you take the simplest of foods and turn them into something special. You only need quality lumpwood charcoal or the embers of a hardwood or fruitwood fire. You can then simply place the food straight in the embers… That’s it.

Cooking in a cast-iron pan is another wonderful way to cook. You can get cast iron screaming hot, and it holds

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