Over the past 2 years I have moved away from the idea of cooking a piece of meat for a specific length of time at a given temperature, to the idea of cooking the meat until it reaches a desired “core temperature”. The article in this link Cooking Food To Temperature – The Cook’s Digest from Adam at “The Cook’s Digest” is an excellent introduction to the concept of cooking to specific “core temperatures”. Sadly,as yet, most commercial cookery books still use the “time/temperature” method – but I am sure this will change – until then you can will find “core temperature cooking” methods on Smoked Fine Food – as well as in The Cook’s Digest – happy reading!
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My name is Mark and these pages reflect some of the enjoyment my wife Jackie and I have with our outdoor cooking. The idea of cooking over wood, or charcoal has a certain primeval appeal and we have been through a whole series of outdoor cooking devices and different BBQs over the years to get to where we are now!
That change to “where we are now” came with discovery of the ‘Big Green Egg®” inspired by clay cooking vessel developed around 3000 years ago in China, it now embraces the Japanese name “Kamado” actually meaning oven or fireplace.
The Big Green Egg really transformed our outdoor cooking and indeed led us to move a lot of our “indoor cooking” to our “outside oven”. So when warm enough in the UK we cook and eat outside – when cooler – we often cook outside and eat-in!
The versitility of the Big Green Egg will hopefully become apparent as you “flick though these pages”. This blog started as a simple repository for ideas and to record our cooking “experiments” but is beginning to expand to include some “tried and tested” recipes as well as those used in the cooking experiments which are included in the Blog pages!
As well as being versatile the Big Green Egg is a very “forgiving” cooking device but one which also encourages surprising consistency and opportunities for experiment.
We do hope you enjoy the site and enjoy experimenting with some of the recipes!