The backyard fire pit: a gathering place, a source of warmth, and, when paired with your Field cast iron, a source of nourishment. Cooking over open fire with cast iron is common to almost every culture on earth. Time to join the tradition and consider every backyard fire pit session a great opportunity to do some live-fire cooking.
Here’s how to cook over a fire pit:
1. Modify your fire pit for cooking, our preferred option is a metal grate large enough for several Field Skillets.
2. Stick to hardwoods, like oak, hickory and maple—they burn hotter for longer and have more mellow smoke flavors.
3. Light your fire 60 to 90 minutes before beginning to cook—you want your wood to be burning down into coal.
4. Create different heat zones for versatility—keep things warm, remove from flaring, have options.
5. Add your Field Skillet, which can withstand temperatures upwards of 1000°F.