do you cook by firewood

@hotsummer (13837)
Philippines
December 11, 2023 5:34pm CST
i don't actually. but upon seeing pictures on the internet, i wish I can have a place at home to do that. since it needs a quite big space where smoke can dissipate easily towards an open area. usually rural areas and farm areas still have those. but being in a city, i wish to have a home in farm areas also. where I can enjoy nature and cook food. as food like rice cooked that way tastes different and tastes much better
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@RebeccasFarm (87302)
• United States
12 Dec
No but I would if I could.
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@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
16 Dec
indeed, it's great to use one of only possible
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@LadyDuck (466074)
• Switzerland
12 Dec
Only during summer outside. We have a fireplace inside, but I do not cook on the flames of the fireplace.
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@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
12 Dec
yes, best place to do it outside in open space. . needs lots of wood. so I'll do it when i live in place where there's a lot of wood I can get from my surroundings. maybe you get your wood for free also.
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@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
16 Dec
@LadyDuck great. that wood is very affordable in your country. here when I was kid, my cousin and I would collect rice husk for free. just in front of his house across the street. as rice field was mostly around the area. their neighbor sells rice and has a machine that separate the rice from the husk. it was like a small mountain of husk like 5 feet high. we would just climb up there and collect as much as we can. it is very light. as we fill one sack of it each and it feels very light it would make a very good fire to cook rice.
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@LadyDuck (466074)
• Switzerland
13 Dec
@hotsummer - We can pick up the wood not far from us. Every year the authorities clean the forest from old trees. The trees are cut in pieces and placed in a large area where people can go and get what they need. We get the logs for our fireplace there. If you really need a big load of logs, you can order and they bring to your home, it's not expensive.
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@AmbiePam (87741)
• United States
11 Dec
It’s a lot more work, that’s for sure. The only thing I have cooked over an open fire is S’mores, and it is true that they taste better over a fire than any other way.
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@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
11 Dec
yes, a lot of work indeed. but if I have one, I'll just cook to have fun anyway. but better do it a brick counter top where it won't be messy. and the ash will stay inside the cooking area. so it won't cause stress. something like the picture i added just now above
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• China
12 Dec
My mother has a stove like this at home, which she occasionally uses now and mostly uses electricity for cooking
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@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
12 Dec
that's nice. it's still great to use it occasionally though it is more convenient to cook by electric or gas. wish i can have something similar to it even just smaller than that is still great
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@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
16 Dec
@zhangxueying good that your mom still maintain that. at least you can still get to use it when you visit her.
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• China
12 Dec
@hotsummer My mother lives in the suburbs, she has a small yard, and I live in the city center. I can't enjoy rural life like my mother does. I only have high-rise buildings here
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• Georgia
12 Dec
It is my preferred way of cooking and do it whenever I camp or in nature. You are very correct, food is just better on fire. We've not had the opportunity in Georgia yet, I'm saving up for a rocket stove of my own design. That is quite an involved fire cooking place. We usually use something a lot smaller with just a grid to balance pots on or cook meat directly. I've used very small places in built up areas, tiny portable ones also work, like this one from megamaster, image from them as well
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@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
12 Dec
that's great to use. if we only have the space here to use it. if ever we own another house with open space I'll definitely buy one also
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12 Dec
Firewood is a great way to cook. Old fashioned is sometimes still the best way. Food on the grill has a good smokiness that a regular stove doesn't
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@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
12 Dec
yes grilled food has that smokiness taste. which is very different when grilled in gas fire. even when cooking rice. it gives that great flavor though not smoky flavor. but boiling the rice . too bad I can only cook rice by gas oven
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@jstory07 (135791)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Jan
We cook outside on our grill and that does taste a ot better.
@hotsummer (13837)
• Philippines
6 Jan
yes, grilling just create delicious food. though it's a bit more work