Our barbecue collection is becoming a bit embarrassing. Lest we be caught short without a barbecue, our current count is 4, spread over 3 locations. But that is not enough for The Nice Wolf (a.k.a. husband). Australians love to barbecue, but so do Canadians, Brazilians and South Koreans and they all do it in different ways.
The Nice Wolf loves to entertain and if he invites you for dinner, the chances are you will be fed either BBQ or pizza. And when the husband is cooking, which wife in her right mind would deny him the “necessary” tools? So the outdoor kitchen at House By The Water shall be requiring a standard Australian/Canadian style barbecue, a Brazilian churrasqueira and a pizza oven.
Top 5 Outdoor Kitchens:
Longtime readers will know that I like to choose my favourite 5 photos for inspiration, but I have to tell you that outdoor kitchens were a struggle. So many of them dominate a space. When I’m outside, I want to forget about the sink and let the canal and garden be the focus. We want a lot of BBQs but we don’t want it to look like a lot. Probably the standard BBQ will be wheeled out of sight most of the time, leaving just the built-in churrasqueira and pizza oven on display. I’m sure the Nice Wolf will enjoy the challenge of designing just the right space, with my guidance on the finishes:
- concrete ✔︎
- timber ✔︎
- matt black ✔︎
- stainless steel ✔︎
- neighbour friendly ✔︎
- plant friendly ✔︎
Have you got a fancy outdoor kitchen plan?
What are your back yard cooking essentials?
Could you start your own barbecue shop?
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to my Dad whose favourite BBQ method is a snag in a pan on a campfire in the paddocks, and to the Nice Wolf, who likes that too!