Here at Aemyrie we are passionate about creating uniquely designed luxury wood fired ovens which we hand make in England to our customer’s personal requirements. Cooking outside has become ever more popular in recent years, and we believe that it should be an experience that transcends the humble barbecue. Cooking with real wood is incredibly versatile and is a great way to experiment with new dishes, try new flavours and in turn impress your guests. Below we have put together our top four reasons as to why you should swap your kitchen for a wood fired oven and cook outside.
1. Taste & Aroma
The very best reason to cook on wood is that your food will simply taste and smell better! Smoke particles impart unique and very special flavours and aromas into foods that they are in contact with and the primal nature of a real wood fire is beyond compare. Conventional gas or electric ovens and grills cannot recreate these flavours and this is why so many of the world’s finest chefs prefer to use charcoal and wood fires in their professional kitchens.
A great benefit of cooking outside on a wood fired oven or grill is that it can make a perfect space for entertaining. Cooking outside is a more personal way to get together with family and friends than going to a restaurant and can create an inviting and relaxed atmosphere that is more spacious than being inside. Eating outside extends your living space and means that you can spend more time with your guests – you may find that they even help you with the prep!
An Aemyrie wood fired oven utilises a wide range of fuels including solid wood logs and charcoal, which are perfect for experimenting with different cooking techniques. With the added benefit of intelligent temperature control, the oven is so versatile that it can achieve everything from ‘low and slow’ smoking at 60˚C to ‘hot and fast’ grilling at 350˚C; way outside the temperature range of most conventional gas and electric ovens.
4. Healthy Living
Another benefit of cooking outside with an Aemyrie wood fired oven is that food will contain less fat than frying or baking. Grilling allows fats to render and drip out of meats whilst the juices remain inside. However, a grill is not only for meat, and vegetables cooked quickly at a higher temperature can retain more vitamins and minerals meaning that they preserve their natural flavour and nutritional value.