This latest craze in barbecuing has been sweeping the US and has now taken Canada by storm. What is it? A ceramic cooker is ideal for all types of cooking. A charcoal fire is made in a large enclosed ceramic oven where the heat is retained and the fire can last for many hours. This conserves charcoal, retains moisture and produces even heat for long periods of time. Although you can grill steaks and burgers the cooker comes into its own when cooking large pieces of meat which need to cook slowly. It is ideal for ribs, briskets, turkey, etc.

Thirty years ago most Canadians had a wooden picnic table with attached benches in their backyards and nothing else (except the Sears metal shed of course!). Today people are spending thousands to buy dining sets for outside meals and wicker and other deep seating sets for entertaining. To say nothing of outside fire pits, kitchens and everything in-between.