From the time that fire was invented, it has become the focus of the community around it. Fire was the focal point of gatherings and get-togethers, creating a sense of unity and bonding for the individuals and surrounding community.
Through the invention of our modern fire controlling devices, such as chimineas, grills, portable fire pits, and self containing fire rings, we have taken this idea of gathering and civilized it. Fire brings a calmness, a sense of peace, as well as a bit of escapism, transporting us away from our day-to-day grind.
I’ve learned through the teachings from such icons as Justin Wilson, www.JustinWilson.com, Meathead Goldwyn, www.amazingribs.com, and the current King of the Grill, Steven Raichlen, www.barbecuebible.com, that a wood fired grill or smoker can make all food taste better, and because of its versatility, can be used to cook virtually any type or style of food that you want. Check out the “Smokin’ & Grillin'” section to see some of my recipes of wood fired fare.
I also like to enjoy the true aroma of a wood fire anytime. There’s something to be said for having a wood fired grill smoking up the back yard while sipping on your favorite libation. It’s getting back to that calmness, that peaceful feeling, that escape from the daily rut that we sometimes put ourselves in. There’s nothing wrong with just enjoying a wood bonfire or campfire with good company and good stories. So pull up a chair and let me tell you a story, or maybe reminisce about some good times. Head over to the “Around The Campfire” section for some of these thoughts and recollections.
Most importantly, sit back, and let me guide you through some quality, wood fired food with good stories and good times, because as you will see, “Life Is Better When It’s Wood Fired”
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