A collection of 100 contemporary recipes for a range of wood-fired cooking options, by Ramekins culinary school's wood-fired cooking expert.
- Features recipes from guest contributors Peter Reinhart, Bruce Aidells, Deborah Madison, Paula Wolfert, and others.
- Includes a solid range of globally inspired Indian, Mediterranean, Italian, American, and North African recipes for cooking over live flame and embers.
Mary Karlin's enticing recipes explore the diverse flavor characteristics of hardwoods and live-fire cooking methods, from Plank-Roasted Porterhouse or Indian Cilantro-Mint Naan to a hearth-baked Milanese Risotto Tart or Warm Chocolate-Chipotle Cakes. Introductory chapters cover the basics of indoor and outdoor wood-fired cooking, followed by the best applications for the myriad live-fire techniques, a survey of equipment, and detailed instructions on building fires and regulating temperatures. Karlin's expert planning shows efficient cooks how to make the best use of wood-fired cooking sessions, including step-by-step instructions for preparing an entire week's worth of food in a single session. Wood-Fired Cooking is ideal for grilling enthusiasts looking for the next challenge.