OUR FAVOURITE RECIPE BOOKS FOR WOODFIRED COOKING.
If you’re looking for some fire cooking recipe book inspiration, here is a selection of cookery books that we would highly recommend, where many of the recipes have been tested and tasted by ourselves. Enjoy!
LENNOX HASTIE - ‘FINDING FIRE: COOKING AT ITS MOST ELEMENTAL’
This is one of the only books I’ve found that is centered around cooking over embers, all the recipes start from the ember up.
If you have not already seen Chef Table BBQ on Netflix give it a watch - Episode 2 covers Lennox Restaurant Firedoor in Sydney.
‘FOOD X FIRE: GRILLING AND BBQ WITH DEREK WOLF’ OF OVER THE FIRE COOKING
Derek has been researching global fire-cooking techniques for the better part of a decade, travelling around the world to learn about dishes like lamb al asador and brick-pressed chicken. He shares it all in this book. If you’re looking to try cooking on the coals with herb butter oysters or picanha like a Brazilian steakhouse, you’ve come to the right place.
Derek’s YouTube Channel Over The Fire Cooking by Derek Wolf is also a great place for recipes and how to videos.
MARCUS BAWDON - ‘FOOD AND FIRE: CREATE BOLD DISHES WITH 65 RECIPES TO COOK OUTDOORS’
Renowned BBQ King and fire cooking whizz, author and general good bloke. His BBQ books are a great addition to any collection.
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.
‘THE CURRY GUY BIBLE’- BY DAN TOOMBS
The master of all things curry, this book will change the way you cook currys. The Curry Guy Bible brings together 200 of Dan Toombs' classic dishes, developed over more than two decades of eating his way around Indian restaurants, takeaways and food stalls. Fans of The Curry Guy love his recipes - because they really work, tasting just like your curry house favorites.
MARCUS BAWDON - SKEWERED: RECIPES FOR FIRE FOOD ON STICKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
If you’re ordering one of our Kebab Racks this is the book you need!
Recipes come from around the world, and demonstrate the popularity of this way of cooking from South America (Chicken, pepper and chimichurri rojo skewers) to the Middle East (Fig and halloumi skewers), and Oceania (Prawn and pineapple skewers) to Europe (Grilled gnocchi skewers).
THE HANG FIRE COOKBOOK: RECIPES AND ADVENTURES IN AMERICAN BBQ
From BBQ Legends Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn covers all things American BBQ. If you're looking to push your open fire cooking skills to the next level, this cookbook reveals how they make their delicious recipes and the secrets behind the perfect smoke and BBQ. Sam and Shauna explain the basics of getting started with a home smoker and different types of wood, and which rubs, cures and brines work best with certain types of meat. Hang Fire's approach is simple: get the best ingredients, cook them low 'n' slow, and tuck in.
Genevieve Taylor- Charred: The complete guide to vegetarian grilling and barbecue
If your looking to cook vegetables over fire this is the book you need, some amazing recipes and great ideas love it