Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Book Review: Seven Fires, Grilling the Argentine Way

Big. Bold. Burning! Those words summarize this near flawless book from famed South American chef and restaurateur, Francis Mallmann, and author Peter Kaminsky. Seven Fires refers to the techniques that Mallmann uses when cooking: Chapa, Little Hell, Parilla, Horno de Barro, Rescoldo, Asador and Caldero. You ask, “Where are hibachi and sterno?” Not to be found in this book. Seven Fires is about serious grilling – the type that you dream of doing. The cover teases us with Mallman genteelly grilling over burning embers, but open the cover and whole hogs are split wide, splayed above massive infernos. But not to fear, this book is truly accessible to all.

Please read my full review at The Gastronomer's Bookshelf.

1 comment:

Tri2Cook said...

Nice review and a very interesting looking book. I may have to check that one out. It's been a while since I've bought a non pastry-related book other than the Alinea book.