Francis Mallman is a renowned Argentine chef. Known for his simplicity, Mallman specializes in cooking with cast iron over a wood fire. He became famous at a young age in the French culinary scene but wanted to return to his roots. “I decided I was through with the pretentiousness of haute cuisine. I wanted to cook with Argentine ingredients and wood fires, the way I had seen gauchos and Indians cook when I was growing up in Patagonia.” Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way was written by Mallman to highlight the culture of Argentine cooking.
Jules Clancy from “Stonesoup” summarizes the lessons that can be learned from Seven Fires and also includes some recipes adapted from the Argentine master.