Cooking outdoors brings satisfaction
AFRIEND of mine recently renovated her kitchen. As many would know, renovations can be disruptive, but never more so than when you find yourself without an operational kitchen for weeks on end. What was she to do? Dining out was possible, but not seven days a week for a month.
And so the family barbecue was employed on an almost daily basis and what my friend discovered was cooking outdoors now offers a lot more choice than snags or shrimps. With a high quality barbecue, the menu choices my friend discovered were as plentiful as they were delicious.
Taking the kitchen outdoors doesn’t need to be complicated. Even in our cooler months, barbecuing can also be atmospheric and enjoyable. With adequate lighting, a quality barbecue, plus a few basic utensils and a chopping board, you can whip up a gourmet meal in no time.
When it comes to what type of barbecue you want, there are essentially three types to choose from. Firstly, there are gas-fired grills. These warm up quickly, provide a maximum of control and create very little mess.
For the purist, charcoal barbecues provide a wonderful, smoky flavour to your food. The downside of charcoal cookers is they can cost more to operate, take up to 45 minutes to heat and can also create some mess.
And finally, there are electric barbecues. These can be used inside or outdoors, assuming you have power connected, and are ideal for small spaces.
A HIGH QUALIT Y BARBECUE PROVIDES PLENTY OF CHOICES
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