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The Chimney Topper Story

Posted by Martin Perkins on

Shop the look! The first time I used one a chimney starter was in Australia on a dry, wooden balcony. I was very very scared by how hot it got, convinced I’d burn down the house we were staying in. Also there was a Kookaburra that ate pieces of steak out of our hand. Anyway… Years later when I was used to using them and barbecuing more generally, I realised how hard it was to get a decent sear on meat without overcooking the middle. You can use ripping hot pans over your hob and all but you have to...

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