Cornwall LivingIssue #107

The thrill of the grill

As days lengthen and the air warms, now’s the time to be planning your ultimate, outdoor cooking experience.

Who doesn’t love that first smell of something cooking outside on the coals? There’s something so evocative about the smell of wood smoke combined with juicy meat aromas mixed with fresh herbs. I think it goes for all of us, if your neighbours are having a barbeque outside as soon as the smell reaches you it invokes the feeling of being outside and cooking in the fresh air; an experience like no other. Your own outdoor cooking experience doesn’t need to be complicated to be enjoyable. It could be grilling over hot coals, a pizza cooked in a woodfired oven or simply toasting some marshmallows over a fire pit. Outdoor cooking doesn’t need to be technically difficult – the simplest of things can be very rewarding.

However, it may be that you are looking for a larger scale outdoor kitchen and with so many ways to cook outside these days, it can be hard to navigate the myriad products on offer. We spoke to outdoor kitchen and cooking expert, Zowie Brooks for some advice and on choosing the right equipment: “Our team at Heart Smoke & Soal has a huge understanding about how the fusion of both indoors and outdoors has to work together when creating an outdoor kitchen. The brands that we sell, have been hand-selected and chosen by us, based on our own outdoor cooking experiences. When investing in any outdoor cooking equipment it’s essential that it’s durable and a pleasure to use, and so the products that we stock are chosen for their premium craftmanship and quality.”

Heart, Smoke & Soal offers a range of products that can take you from a simple barbeque or fire bowl, right through to a full outdoor kitchen and entertaining area, complete with worktops, sink, fridge and a protective canopy or gazebo. With a background in the plumbing and building industry, this means that they can also install the products, meaning all you have to do is sit back and plan your perfect al-fresco menu.

And it’s not just domestic outdoor kitchens that the team are experienced in as Zowie explains: “The hospitality market is also a huge growing sector for us, with so many businesses looking at al-fresco dining as well as cooking outside. We are finding that more hotels, pubs and restaurants are taking this direction. Never has it been so important to find a safe way to cater during this current time.”

Now is the ideal time to be looking at your outdoor cooking equipment and designs in order to get the most from this year in terms of use. So, don’t delay, get grilling!


Heart, Smoke & Soal Ltd

01409 251357


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The team at Heart, Smoke & Soal are now ready to welcome you to their brand new showroom from April 19th via appointment.

Showcasing brands such as Fire Magic, Alfa, The Lapa Company UK Ltd, Vlaze and Kadai, contact 01409 251357 to book a time slot.