Barbecue (Kamado)

Big Green Egg

Established 1974

Founded in 1974 by Ed Fisher, the Big Green Egg is the most iconic ceramic charcoal barbecue cooker. The design is based on a Japanse steam cooker or ‘kamado’, which was used to steam rice at ceremonial occasions. The kamado came to the attention of the Americans after World War II. US Air Force servicemen would bring them back from Japan in empty transport planes to resell them. In the late 1960s manufacturing started in the US.

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