Cornwall LivingIssue #110

This food is on fire!

With summer around the corner, now’s the time to take your barbecue to the next level.

As a nation, we love a good al fresco cook-up; outdoor cooking and dining have been the entertaining saviour during a year of indoor restrictions. Gathering with family and friends in the garden, enjoying a pre-dinner drink and inhaling that wonderful smell of wood smoke as something delicious sizzles on the grill is a heady experience!

In celebration of this, we will be stoking up our barbecues next month to join National BBQ Week as it celebrates 25 years of al fresco eating. Reporting that over the Easter period last year, a staggering 11 million barbecues were held across the UK, National BBQ Week will be encouraging people to be better ‘barbecue-ers’ in 2021.

And who better to advise on how to level up your outdoor cooking than experts in creative outdoor living, Heart Smoke and Soal. Their range of amazing outdoor living products covers everything from Fire Magic’s luxury grills and outdoor ovens, Alfa’s elegant Italian-designed pizza ovens and British-made modular kitchen units from Vlaze, to stunning fire bowls, fire pits, wood rubs and more.

Owner Zowie Brooks tells us: “Rather than just a sausage or a burger, people are trying new recipes with influences from the likes of social media, chefs and home cooks. With lockdown over the past year, people have spent more time at home trying new things and being able to appreciate their home space more.

“With that in mind we are delighted to be holding three Open Days over the coming months. Award-winning chefs will be joining us to hold live cooking demonstrations on our equipment, with brand reps available on the day to answer any questions. We feel that being huge foodies ourselves, with a real passion for cooking outside, sets us apart from other outdoor dining companies. We regularly use the brands we stock ourselves in our own outdoor kitchen. The open days will fulfil this side of our passion, with equipment fired up outside so that guests can smell, taste and really live what we are all about!”

We’ll most definitely be putting one of the Open Days in our diary. Head over to the Heart, Smoke and Soal website to register your interest.

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Heart, Smoke and Soal’s first Open Day will be on June 25th from 10-3pm with live cooking from award-winning cook Sue Stoneman, a charity draw in aid of Devon Air Ambulance and plenty of refreshments.

Two further cooking Open Days will be held on August 6th and August 27th.

Visit to register your interest for any of these dates.

Heart, Smoke and Soal Ltd

01409 251357