What is the force that is driving the move towards ever bigger, ever more technical, ever more sophisticated outdoor cooking equipment?
Whilst its true that outdoor cooking requires slightly more effort and takes slightly more time than when you’re cooking indoors don’t you think there’s something magical about it?
Don’t you think its well worth the extra effort given that nothing tastes better than food cooked outdoors?
We run the e-commerce Outdoor Cooking Equipment Store providing cooking equipment to people who enjoy outdoor cooking. The reason I’m writing is because I’m becoming evermore concerned about the technology, the scale and the gadgetry that comes with the latest outdoor cooking equipment.
I have to ask whether its worth cooking outdoors given the fact that what they’re cooking on is a bigger scale and more technically sophisticated that that which they cook on indoors! What on earth is it that we are trying to create in our gardens?
The days of simple outdoor cooking are threatened by those who would have us believe that the next technology horizon is the patio! Even as a retailer of outdoor cooking equipment I have to ask, what is the point of cooking outdoors if technology has taken over?
Where has the flair gone; where is the initiative; where has the creativity gone?
Its time for those of us who love the purity of outdoor cooking to make a stand and so my website reflects this. I’m here to help you make the most of your outdoor cooking experience but I’d advise not coming if what you’re looking for is the latest technology that will transform your outdoor cooking experience into something akin to mindless indoor cooking.
Top end grills, by way of example, with their amazing technology and glorious bells & whistles take away from the simple joy of cooking outdoors. Worse, they take away the human input and allow for little individuality, expertise or magic to shine through!
This is so sad because for me they spoil the joy and the very reason why we cook outdoors. And if you have to ask the question, why is this? You won’t understand the answer! It is possible these days to cook almost anything outdoors that you can cook inside.
Outdoor recipes span the culinary spectrum and because you’re cooking outside nearly always the food is going to taste better than if you cooked it indoors. Don’t make the mistake that all this has to be supported by advanced technologies and massive pieces of kit.
Avoid becoming dazzled by the latest gizmo’s. Don’t feel you have to spend a kings ransom to get the kit to be able to cook outside; it isn’t necessary. Get real, choose from traditional kit; use it frequently, develop your own flare and become known for your individuality and style.