Growing up on a farm for my childhood, we had bomb fires on regular basis. Cooking in the embers of the fire is a great way to impart smokey flavour and a unique cooking technique.
I took the idea of cooking my Kamo Kamo (Maori pumpkin type squash) in the bomb fire from my family cooked bomb-fire potatoes when I was a kid. I always got the job of raking the embers over the tin foiled potatoes then digging them out after a hour or so and eating with melted butter yum!!