Fire School to launch in Bristol

For those with a burning desire to learn

After the successes of her bestselling vegetable barbecue book Charred and the meaty The Ultimate Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook, top fire cook Genevieve Taylor has announced plans to launch Bristol Fire School.

Here, Genevieve will share the skills and knowledge that have made her one of this country’s best-known flame-focused cooks. Courses will cover everything from perfecting your barbecuing skills to getting a handle on that pizza oven, slow-roasting, smoking and open-fire cooking. 

After all, once you know your way around a flame, this kind of cookery isn’t all that different to the conventional way, reckons Genevieve.

“Once you master the fire, it just becomes cooking,” she says. “The barrier to great fire-cooked food is feeling confident with the fire itself.”


Class sizes will be limited to six to eight students with female-only classes also on offer. 

Have a specific regional style in mind? Genevieve is all over Argentinian asado and Parrilla grilling, Dutch oven baking and braising and plancha cooking. That should be enough to keep you busy.

Of course, though, you’ve got to light the thing first. Luckily, you’ll learn which woods and charcoals to use for the best quality and most ecologically sound results, as well as the most effective ways to get that fire started.

If that fuels your interest, follow Bristol Fire School on Instagram where the first classes will be announced.