Wrapped in blankets with mulled wine in hand and stars above, there’s no better place to gather friends on a crisp winter evening than around a roaring open fire
To kickstart your winter series of alfresco feasts, we’ve teamed up with online outdoor cookshop The Garden Cook to gift one lucky winner a Fuel Barbecue Gift Set worth £90. The bundle includes a log carrier and all the fire-starting essentials, made in the UK from locally sourced, sustainable materials.
Tucked into the British Millerain waxed cotton log carrier is a pack of 50 Kindwood natural firelighters and 90 Twoodle handmade matches to get you started. Crank up the heat – and the flavour – with a 2kg bag of sustainable British charcoal and a 400g bag of apple wood smoking chips, both from Dorset charcoal burner and woodsman Ben Short.
Apple wood has a subtle sweet and fruity aroma which is perfect for smoking poultry, game birds, beef, lamb and pork (read our guide to turning your barbecue into a smoker here). If menu inspiration eludes you, you’ll find plenty of recipes on The Garden Cook’s Instagram page and website, along with its collections of firepits and grates, barbecue tools and essentials, fuel, cookware, tableware, outdoor decor and food seasoning.
The family team at The Garden Cook are devoted to showcasing British craftsmanship and design; with sustainability and plastic-free packaging at the core of their philosophy. Handmade, elegant and enduring pieces are lovingly handpicked especially for erudite outdoor cooks, with particular care taken to ensure they are as functional as they are beautiful.
For your chance to win simple FOLLOW The Garden Cook on Instagram and answer the question below.
In which South West county is Ben Short based?