Everyone loves the smell of meat on the barbecue, the atmosphere around the fire and enjoying good company at a barbecue party. Why should you limit your fun to the summer months?
“Winter barbecuing” has been a popular concept in Scandinavia and Germany for years and it’s starting to catch on in Belgium too. Even if the temperature is almost at freezing point, barbecuing is still a great way to prepare your dishes.
The Scandinavian lifestyle is all about getting together, feeling cosy, creating a nice atmosphere, keeping warm and enjoying the company of others. Barbecues fit perfectly with this type of lifestyle. In Germany, there is also a tradition of getting together around the fire in the harsh winter months.
Just imagine it: you light a fire with some friends, put a slab of meat or fish on the grill and sip on a glass of mulled wine. What more could a man want?
- The sun sets early in winter so make sure you have enough lighting. Create a nice atmosphere with some fire baskets.
- Keep your guests warm with a Barbecook fire basket, fire pit or the Barbecook Kuro.
Winter food tips:
- Impress your guests by cooking seasonal and unconventional foods on your barbecue. Grill some winter vegetables such as parsnip, chicory or celeriac. We recommend grilled leek with a pot of pesto for dipping or some melted Camembert and a baguette.
- Cook game and a flavourful gravy on the Barbecook Siesta.
- Experiment with our Dutch Oven on the Barbecook Junko to create a delicious soup or home-made mulled wine. Heat a bottle of red wine, some slices of orange, sugar, cloves and a cinnamon stick. Simple yet powerful.
- Put a smile on the kids’ faces by making popcorn in our Barbecook Popcorn Pan.
- If your guests can’t get enough of the barbecue experience, why not follow a main course with chestnuts roasted in the Barbecook Chestnut Pan or roast some marshmallows and enjoy some tasty S’mores. It’s guaranteed to go down a treat!