COOKING UP SOME HOT STUFF
Aussies love to throw a snag on the barbie anytime, anywhere, but outdoor cooking options continue to expand this season.
“People are rediscovering the pleasure of lighting a fire with wood or charcoal,” says Guillaume Roux, director of Oblica, importers of European stoves and fireplaces.
“A gas barbecue is easy, but nothing comes close to the flavour that wood or charcoal adds to your cooking,” he adds.
Today’s barbecues are sophisticated gadgets that do so much more than just sizzle sausages and cook steaks. The Goustaou from Oblica can do almost everything except wash the dishes afterwards.
“The advantage of the Goustaou is that it is multifunctional and versatile. Not only can you relocate it easily anywhere in your garden, but one day you can make wood-fired oven pizzas, the next you can remove one module and grill some meat over charcoal — and the next day cook a paella,” says Guillaume.
Made in France by Invicta, the cast iron cooker comes with a trolley or it can be built into a backyard bench.
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