The Artisan Kitchen by James Strawbridge offers a more mindful way of cooking to spark your creativity. Giving a modern twist to age old techniques, The Artisan Kitchen shows you how to master 25 different cooking and preserving processes, from fermenting to cheese making, hot smoking to sourbough baking. Discover how to culture sweet-sour kombucha, make a fresh tasting chutney, dry cure bresola; create your own sourdough starter and slow roast over an open wood fire. With more than 150 exciting and accessible recipe ideas.
James Strawbridge is a Cornish chef, food photographer and writer. As a chef James creates recipes and develops new products for food brands. Plus as a photographer James shoots and styles the recipes he’s developed for social media, websites and his books. James works with a range of food clients across the southwest delivering innovative content from his home studio. He is passionate about cooking seasonally with local produce.
James is co-author of DK’s Practical Self-Sufficiency which since 2010 has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide. James’s media profile received a boost when he made a guest appearance on his father’s hit TV show Escape to the Chateau, which had viewers “swooning” over “hunky tattooed” James.
Accessorise your fire pit
Have a look at our Accessories section where you’ll find lots more useful extras for cooking over and managing your fire. Choose from our practical accessories such as our Fire Pit BBQ Gloves or the Ash Rake, which is great for moving hot embers around to facilitate cooking.
Maintaining your fire pit
NB: All our fire pits, lids and accessories will begin to rust immediately and will not maintain their black finish. However, this will not affect their long term durability. As all our fire pits are handmade from sheet steel which has naturally occurring blemishes, there may be very slight variations in the forging and finish. Please click here for handy tips on the safe use and care of your fire pit and accessories.