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Twelvegaugepump
01-04-2013, 06:14 PM
I just bought the book Seven Fires - Grilling the Argentine Way by Francis Mallman. Wow, what a nice book. Very cool photography, story telling and some neat recipe ideas. The whole book is about cooking over fire and it has given me a ton of new ideas. I am a meat and potatoes guy who likes to dabble in some "fancy" recipes. This book does not have hard to find ingredients for the most part. Seems like stuff the whole family will love.

There is one recipe for roasting a whole cow. That may be a little out of my league, but overall the book looks great. I read it cover to cover tonight. I am also planning on building a parilla at our cabin this summer, and this inspired me to get those plans going.

Anyone else read this book? I want to visit Argentina now!

IamMadMan
01-04-2013, 06:48 PM
I haven't read it, but thanks for the recommendation for it.

I'll check it out and maybe buy a copy for my library.

Enkidu
01-04-2013, 06:50 PM
I got it for Christmas and love it, although I really haven't had a chance to give the recipes a go yet. I am excited to do so in the coming weeks.

westy
01-05-2013, 01:04 AM
Fantastic book. Mallmann is definitely one of the best and it shows in this book. I love that he says he "got tired of cooking French food for wealthy customers in Buenos Aires" and returned to the language of his mother tongue:fire. Good stuff.

JohnHB
01-05-2013, 01:22 AM
Thanks for the recommendation. I searched Amazon for a Kindle version but not available yet!

westy
01-05-2013, 03:10 AM
If anybody writes a book about cooking with fire and one of the recipes starts out "1 medium cow, about 1400 pounds, butterflied, skin removed". Youve got my freakin attention!!!

Titch
01-05-2013, 03:18 AM
I thought I had replied to this,maybe I drink too much.
great read this book, helps that I have an Argentinian family next door.
Love to share beers and Beef with them.
cheers.
Titch

SchatzSea
01-05-2013, 09:46 PM
Agree, great book. I still haven't tackled whole hog...a 1400 lb steer would be the cats arse!


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gtr
01-05-2013, 10:12 PM
I've been trying not to buy this book over the past day or so, but I have a feeling I'm gonna fail. :tsk:

gtr
01-05-2013, 10:17 PM
Fark it. I failed miserably. I should have it Wednesday. :whoo:

Enkidu
01-05-2013, 10:34 PM
Fark it. I failed miserably. I should have it Wednesday. :whoo:
:clap:

Well, the good news is that there are enough brethren in the SoCal area that we can probably all go in on a 1,400 lb. cow...

:cool:

Twelvegaugepump
01-05-2013, 10:35 PM
:clap:

Well, the good news is that there are enough brethren in the SoCal area that we can probably all go in on a 1,400 lb. cow...

:cool:

If so, I am headed west to join in!

gtr
01-05-2013, 10:38 PM
:clap:

Well, the good news is that there are enough brethren in the SoCal area that we can probably all go in on a 1,400 lb. cow...

:cool:

Now there's an idea for a bash. :whoo:

JohnHB
01-05-2013, 11:17 PM
The link includes a menu based on the book plus a recipe:

http://www.rockpool.com/2011/09/page/2/

Enkidu
01-06-2013, 01:37 PM
Now there's an idea for a bash. :whoo:

Was just poking around and saw a place selling whole grass fed beef for $5 per lb. I am sure grain fed beef is even cheaper.

Twelvegaugepump
01-06-2013, 02:03 PM
5 times 1400lbs is $7k. How many people you think that feeds? At least 3k? Charge everyone 5 bucks and we can have a heck of a party with sides and booze. My math is correct, right?

westy
01-06-2013, 08:37 PM
:clap:

Well, the good news is that there are enough brethren in the SoCal area that we can probably all go in on a 1,400 lb. cow...

:cool:

I'm so in.

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luke duke
01-06-2013, 09:42 PM
5 times 1400lbs is $7k. How many people you think that feeds? At least 3k? Charge everyone 5 bucks and we can have a heck of a party with sides and booze. My math is correct, right?

No, it's not.