The idea of building a pit to cook in is as old as time. What you cook in it can be as complicated or as easy as you want, and its size can be whatever the labour force allows – a much better usage for bob-a-job week than ruining the paintwork on your car. Suggestions for food to cook in the pit are ears of sweetcorn, potatoes, fish fillets wrapped in foil with butter and seasoning, chops or sausages wrapped in foil, clams, mussels or lobsters. Use your imagination and experiment.
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