Summer is in full swing and that means cooking stuff without the benefit of walls, roofs or electricity. For most of us this means a metal bucket on wheels (barbecue grill) of some sort, but the folks Food52 have another options for you. Build your own backyard fire pit.
Cooking meat in the ground certainly isn’t unique to Mexican cooking, but it has been practiced there for a long, long time. And though the process may seem elaborate, in fact it allows for greater liberty in meal preparation. You dig yourself an oven (a one-time deal), line it with heat-holding bricks or stones, heat it up, put in your food, and forget about it while you go about your busy life or make merry.