I am going to try and get a thread going about cooking over flame.
I cooked over an open fire while camping, for years, constantly exploring what I could make, and how difficult it would be. Eventually cooked and baked ALMOST anything I would make at home.
We bought a house three years ago with an enormous fireplace, that was designed in the 20's, to cook in. I finally measured it and it is 6'x6'.
Now I am attempting to cook and bake EVERYTHING that I would make on or in the stove.
Let's see, what have we had this week?
I made a delicious Rabbit Mouttard over home made pasta the other night. Baked apples for dessert. Just finished a simple breakfast, pan fried sausage with scrambled eggs and toast. I have a pot of water boiling for oatmeal, and a kettle going for tea.
I use cast iron pans and dutch ovens, with a collection of antique trivets in various sizes.
What I am fascinated with is the difference in flavor between cooking over a campfire and cooking in a fireplace. I'm sure it has something to do with the "oven" created by the walls of the fireplace. I love any kind of cooking done over an open flame, but I am insane about what is going on in the fireplace!!!
I mean, ordinary toast, is crazy good.
So, fireplace, or outdoor fire, hopefully this can be a thread to discuss all of it. Methods, tools, recipes and resources.
I will leave it up to the mods as to this best place for this thread.
Now, I have to learn about posting pictures!