VOTE FOR THE BEST OF ORLANDO® 2021 NOW THROUGH AUG. 1!

Back to basics: cooking with fire 


Now that the outdoor cooking season is officially here, Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby have a perfect -- and manly -- suggestion. Don't mess with ceramic briquettes or gas tanks or the giant George Forman grill: Go the caveman route and use fire.

"Let the Flames Begin: Tips, Techniques and Recipes for Real Live Fire Cooking" (W.W. Norton & Company; $30) spells out the steps to smoking, grilling, roasting and barbecuing. From picking equipment to battle plans for preparing ribs, fish, veggies and desserts, Schlesinger, a restaurant owner and chef, and Gourmet executive editor Willoughby bridge the gap between outdoor cooking and the delights of playing with fire.

With 250 recipes, such as "silky Turkish eggplant dip" and "spicy sausage-stuffed trout with hoisin glaze and sesame crust," this book goes beyond roast beast and on to flaming excellence.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of On The Side

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation