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Old 08-26-2006, 01:23 PM   #1
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Cooking on a chiminea

Hello

Does anyone have any advice on how to cook on a chiminere?

Also can anyone give any suggestions as to what to cook on there as my parents have recently bought one.

Any help would be great.

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Old 08-26-2006, 01:39 PM   #2
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I'd get a grill basket. The kind that you can enclose meat in and place over a fire. Cook any small meats, fish or vegetables. Larger pieces such as roasts are less practical.
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:50 PM   #3
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What is a chiminere?
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:52 PM   #4
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I never even contemplated cooking on one. It's something to think about but we use it for decoration and a little warmth on the patio in the fall and spring.

Things that make you go........Hmmm. I'm very interested in this thread.
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:13 AM   #5
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What is a chiminere?
I have to step over these things all the time at the grocery store - but hang me if I can find a picture when I need one!

They are basically wood-fired outdoor patio heaters that look like big Hershey Kisses with a 2-foot chimney - and sit on a metal stand. They are made from relatively thin clay - have a semi-lunar opening similar to a Navajo brick oven ... but the material is not designed for cooking - it is designed to get hot and radiate the heat outward.

I won't say you can't cook something in one ... remember, our ancestors only had fire, rocks and sticks ... but they are NOT designed for cooking.
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:34 AM   #6
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Michael, I couldn't find one either and I looked for about 15 minutes, since I don't want to begin working.

This is ridiculous. There have to be 1000s of pics of this on the net.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:03 AM   #7
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It is spelled chiminea...do a goog-- search in images and you will see many. You wont find it spelled chiminere.
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Lol, you are so right, Chef Jimmy. The spelling went right over my head but maybe chiminere is an alternative way to spell it since I saw many sites that described the same patio warmer with that name.

Thanks to Chef Jimmy:
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Hey, look what I did - my first picture here.
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I pat myself on the back to quick - the picture disappeared - but the link stayed. Sorry!
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