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Cooking with Fire: From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscovered Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking Paperback – May 6, 2014

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“No grill? No problem. Marcoux, a food historian, takes us back to paleo times with this outstanding book about cooking over a campground-style wood fire.”



“Paula Marcoux is a connoisseur of fire. She knows how to build one and how to find its sweet spot, and has deep respect for our culinary ancestors, early humans who first took to flame. Her new cookbook, "Cooking with Fire," is a refreshing departure from the pile of grilling cookbooks on the market.”



"As much a DIY guide to building heat-harnessing structures as it is a food history lesson with recipes.”


“Methodical, authoritative, encyclopedic, Marcoux’s book blazes a mesmerizing trail for contemporary cooks back through the hundreds of millennia since humans first used fire to transform their food.”      
(Seattle Times 2014-07-02)

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INTRODUCE YOUR FAVORITE FOODS TO LIVE FIRE!

From the elemental thrill of toasting cheese on a stick to the warm comfort of stewing a pot of fish

chowder in your fireplace, cooking with live fire is a satisfying treat.

Paula Marcoux understands the tricks and techniques of partnering with fire to cook delicious, full-

flavored foods. With her wide-ranging guide, you ll learn to:

Build a simple spit to roast meat over a fire pit.

Turn an inverted steel wok into a griddle for flatbreads.

Plank-roast fish with nothing more than fire, a piece of hardwood, and a hammer and nails.

Simmer, saute, deep-fry, and even bake in iron pots set over live fire or hot coals.

Construct a basic wood-fired oven for broiling veggies, roasting meats, and baking pizza.

Choose the best cooking vessels, tools, and utensils.

Build the perfect fire!

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (May 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612121586
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612121581
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By I Do The Speed Limit TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 6, 2014
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For the most part, this is a basic how-to-cook-with-fire book: There are a lot of interesting, inspiring, do-it-yourself, inexpensive, great ideas. Some recipes, too, but the basic recipes are secondary to the how-to. It is a book meant to touch on--introduce you to--all, and I mean all, ways of cooking with fire. It starts with things like carving points on sticks and roasting marshmallows, and ends with an in-depth look at baking in an outdoor oven that you've built yourself.

Some of the contents of this book were so basic I found it insulting and I almost gave up on it. (Do we really need a full page, static picture of matches, a knife, sticks and branches and split wood laying flat on a table--all identified, of course? Or instructions for making a point on a stick for your marshmallows? Or a full page picture of a toasted marshmallow? Or instructions for melting cheese?) I can safely say that this book is not on the same plain (recipe-wise and focus) as, say, Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way. (And he is publishing a new book in the near future.)

But I persevered and continued through the entire book and I'm glad I did, because I picked up some great ideas, too many to list here. And by the time I reached the last quarter of the book, I was no longer reading simple, quick ideas and recipes. In the second half of the book, the author kicked it up a notch, then two, then three notches. By the end of the book, the reader could be inspired enough to make their own oven and begin baking bread for the neighborhood!

The book is full of ideas: I am not looking to build an oven, but I do want to make a better fire pit in the back yard.
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When was the last time you really read a cookbook from cover to cover???? Well, Cooking with Fire is guaranteed to draw you in and make you think, "Gosh, maybe I should build a roasting hearth in my backyard even though I've never wanted one!!!"

Obviously, the author, Paula Marcoux has researched this topic thoroughly. Additionally, however, she is able to convey the history of cooking with fire in an easy going, folksy manner, while intermingling mildly snarky and witty comments and yet remaining incredibly articulate and erudite. This proves true and is consistent throughout the book on all topics from Toasting Cheese to the more complex Twine-Roast Leg of Lamb to Building the Oven!!.

A previous reviewer criticized such simple recipes like how to toast a marshmallow. Well, it seems to me, the reviewer missed the point of the recipe which is that learning how to really toast a marshmallow provides you with the basic knowledge and understanding for many other more complex recipes about cooking with fire.

Seriously, after reading the section on How to Make an Efficient and Pleasant Roasting Hearth, I could not stop thinking about where and when I could build one myself. It just all made so much sense!!!

So, be prepared to be drawn into this beautifully photographed, well written and researched cookbook. You will not be disappointed.
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This book, Cooking With Fire, is so engaging, welcoming and entertaining on so many levels, that it is hard to prioritize. Both the design and size of the book make it completely comfortable to read or lay open while using a recipe. The photography is both visual artistry and mouth-watering enticement. But the writing, the clever, concise, amusing and amazingly informative style, is the real stunner. There are writers of every genre that make the reader want to meet them for a chat - this writer just jumps off the page and brings you into her world of cooking as a communal act of entertaining and sustaining. You want to be sitting by her fire!

Looking at our relationship to fire and what /how humans have cooked with it from her deep knowledge of anthropology and food history, the author takes us on a global time travel from earliest recorded discoveries of cooking methods with fire to the present - connecting us all to each other and the elements that sustain us.

Even her philosophy about fire building "it seems silly to burn wood `from away' when I go to such trouble to acquire local food", resonates with the feeling that the book creates - an elegant illustration of "We are what we eat". It goes much further than that however, to encompass the communal, the connective, and the creative characteristics of cooking - and why it's fun!

Comments like " the quality of the meat and the righteousness of the technique above all, are what makes this stuff worth doing"; "The oven proves its mettle when the fire is gone. Gracefully returning the heat you've piled into it - is the heart of the oven's work.
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Do yourself a favor and read every page. There is a special feeling to this book that is hard to duplicate. The recipes are simple yet the context makes it an experience. Mastering ancient techniques can bring a new level of showmanship to your cooking. This will make you shine on your next camping. This work should be your first book to the left on your outdoor cooking library.
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