Cooking with fire is primal. There is nothing simpler—no metalwork, no fancy gadgets, just food and flame—allowing you to take the most basic of ingredients and turn them into something special. Cultures across the globe have cooked in this way, developing their own innovative methods to combine heat and local flavors. Food and Fire takes the best of these global artisanal techniques—from searing directly on the coals to rotisserie, wood-fired ovens, cast-iron grilling, and plenty more—and creates 65 lip-smacking dishes to cook outdoors and share in front of the fire with family and friends.
Marcus Bawdon is obsessed by cooking with fire. It’s an all-encompassing passion that he loves to share with people via his vibrant CountryWoodSmoke website, Facebook group and YouTube channel; through demonstrations and appearances at food and BBQ festivals across Britain, and as editor of UK BBQ Mag.
He was crowned king of Meatopia BBQ festival, is a judge at BBQ events such as Grillstock, and makes regular appearances in the media to talk all things related to outdoor cooking.