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Green Fire

Extraordinary Ways to Grill Fruits and Vegetables, from the Master of Live-Fire Cooking

Francis Mallmann, Peter Kaminsky, Donna Gelb


List Price: 40.00*
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Francis Mallmann is an Argentine grill master. Author of Seven Fires and Mallmann on Fire, he is known for his primal style of live-fire meat cookery—and until recently, he treated vegetables as a condiment or side dish. Now, in the highly anticipated The Green Fire, Mallmann shares his recipes and secrets for perfect grilled vegetables and fruits, creating dishes with the same elemental, rugged style for which he is world-renowned.

With the goal of creating dishes that are better for our health and for the health of our planet, Mallmann uses the same live-fire techniques he has mastered in cooking meats to transform every vegetable into a dish as satisfying as a prime-cut steak. Pineapples are hung over a fire with butcher’s twine, and beets are buried in its coals. Tomatoes are burnished on the cast-iron plancha to intensify their flavors. Whether slathered, seared, baked, blackened, or fried over the flames, Mallmann’s fire-cooked vegetables are full of flavor and personality. Spring artichoke and fava salad, salt-baked beets with lemon confit, and cabbage steaks with a mustard-fennel crust are just a few of the stars. And desserts and cocktails are included, too! Evocative photos showcase the food, the fire, and Mallmann’s magical setting in South America. The Green Fire is the book fans of Francis Mallmann’s have been waiting for: the art of grilling with vegetables.

Artisan, 9781648290725, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2022

About the Author

Francis Mallmann, author of Seven Fires and Mallmann on Fire, is the reigning star of food television in the Spanish-speaking world, and the most famous and popular chef in South America. His restaurants include Siete Fuegos at the Vines Resort & Spa in Argentina’s wine country; Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires; El Garzón in Uruguay; 1884 Restaurante in Mendoza, Argentina (named one of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants); and Los Fuegos in Miami. USA Today and the Times (London) have named his restaurants among the top 10 places to eat in the world. Most recently, Mallmann was the subject of the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table.

Peter Kaminsky is the author and coauthor of many books, including Pig Perfect, Culinary Intelligence, and Seven Fires and Mallmann on Fire (with Francis Mallmann). He is a longtime contributor to Food & Wine and a former columnist for the New York Times and New York magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.