Hearth Cooking: An Ancient Cooking Technique Revisited

Hearth cooking flavors food from the fire. Learn how to cook on an open hearth, an ancient, practical and enjoyable culinary tradition.



Warning: Once you begin cooking over an open fire, you may get hooked on this peaceful form of meditation! Eventually, the consummate hearth-cooking chef will want the full setup for this ancient form of cooking.
Warning: Once you begin cooking over an open fire, you may get hooked on this peaceful form of meditation! Eventually, the consummate hearth-cooking chef will want the full setup for this ancient form of cooking.
Illustration by Ian Everard
On the hob, a kettle steamed; on the hearth, a cat reposed. — Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend
On the hob, a kettle steamed; on the hearth, a cat reposed. — Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend 
Photo by Ian Everard
Cooking by the fire’s light is silent. It is lyrical. It is as stress-free a cooking method as there can be.
Cooking by the fire’s light is silent. It is lyrical. It is as stress-free a cooking method as there can be.
Photo by Ian Everard
Ember-baked fish cooks quickly, charring the outside while yielding moist, tender flesh.
Ember-baked fish cooks quickly, charring the outside while yielding moist, tender flesh.
Photo by Ian Everard
Artichokes, onions, peppers and most other dense vegetables roast beautifully on a bed of embers.
Artichokes, onions, peppers and most other dense vegetables roast beautifully on a bed of embers.
Photo by Ian Everard











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