Hidden away in a garden in the Cotswolds is a micro restaurant where the chef consistently and joyfully sets the food on fire. Gloucester Studio seats just eight diners around a central fire pit where they watch as Pyromaniac Chef, Kathryn Minchew cook steaks from a rib of beef pulled out from a bonfire, crack open salt dough used as an oven and serve from hollowed out pumpkins. Kathryn’s style is exuberant as she layers smoke and caramelisation to transform ingredients into familiar dishes as you’ve never seen them before.
The Pyromaniac Chef Cook Book is a call to arms for families to cast aside their notions of barbecues being for summer and embrace year round al fresco cooking. You don’t need to be a pyromaniac to enjoy the amazing flavour that wood smoke brings to food, you simply need a sense of adventure.