Anyone can learn to cook outside over a fire with this dazzling guide to setting up an outdoor kitchen, featuring practical tips and 80 recipes from the award-winning chef of Hartwood in Tulum, Mexico.
Chef Eric Werner cooks nearly every dish served at Hartwood over wood fire, without gas or electricity, and when he’s not at the restaurant, he’s making delicious meals for his family, grilled in his own backyard outdoor kitchen. In this book, Werner shares the secrets to and recipes for simple, unrestricted, foolproof outdoor cooking in a way that reimagines the way you cook at home.
Whether you already have a grill or have never cooked outdoors before, The Outdoor Kitchen provides all the tools and inspiration you need. Featuring step-by-step blueprints for constructing your own outdoor kitchen plus variations and modifications for store-bought grills, this handbook shows you how to build a high heat quickly and achieve a perfect sear.
The recipes range from grilled meats, fish, and vegetables to marinades, quick pickles, cocktails, and desserts, including:
• Grilled Lamb Chops and Burnt Cherries
• Rib Eye for One with Onion Jam
• Salmon and Almond-Tarragon Salsa Verde
• Grilled & Pickled Zucchini
• Grilled Romaine with Smoked Fish Dressing
• Burnt Strawberry Ice Cream
Whether you’re cooking for yourself or your family on a weeknight or entertaining guests on the weekend, all the recipes are straightforward, with just a few ingredients and simple methods, for dishes that emphasize fresh flavor and the magic of wood-fired cooking.
All of our leather goods are handmade by The Local Branch out of our Upstate NY homestead workshop, which is just 7 miles from our brick + mortar shop in the charming Finger Lakes village of Skaneateles NY.
We started our leather working journey as transplants to Northern CA from Upstate NY in our early twenties. It was 2009, and hunting for a creative job seemed near impossible during the recession - so we started our own thing, and called it The Local Branch. With very little resources at first, we dabbled in leather working using scrap pieces of hides and a found-on-the-side-of-the-road sewing machine. The very first piece Blaine created was a leather holster, made for his phone and wallet. From there our leather working journey began.
At the same time we began printing apparel with a focus on nature, travel and American history. We stretched our own screens, painting each design by hand and lovingly printed every piece ourselves - a process which is very true to form today. We source all of our blank apparel items in the USA, which has always been our beacon for our brand.
We eventually decided to take this hobby brand into our full time venture. We renovated an Airstream trailer and turned it into our mobile workshop, touring America full time for over two years. We sold our goods at festivals, craft shows and online, as well as wholesale to many shops throughout the USA, Canada and Japan. After landing some of our goods in a few major retailers, we decided to slow down and keep the ethos and vision for the brand to small, local and handcrafted.
Still today Blaine and Mackenzie steer the ship - keeping everything small + handcrafted.
Handcrafted Leather Goods
Shop our assortment of leather goods, made by us in our Upstate NY workshop
Each design is handpainted and printed by us on USA made apparel