The heat is on as chef Roger Mooking travels the country to discover inventive ways to cook with fire, in Cooking Channel's new series "Man, Fire, Food"
, premiering Tuesday, September 18th at 10pm ET/7pm PT. Roger endures the heat as he visits with pit masters, chefs and home cooks, all looking to create complex, flavorful dishes utilizing the element of fire. Whether cooking over an open fire in a rustic chuck wagon or smoking meat from inside a double-decker, Roger follows the smoke signals for a mouthful of flavor and a whole lot of heat. (Source:
The Cooking Channel)
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Roger meets two people in New England who love to play with fire. In Plymouth, Massachusetts, the backyard of cookbook author and archeologist, Paula Marcoux, is filled with cooking contraptions inspired by her worth travels. Roger and Paula build a fire for the German Schwenker Grill which is a round metal grill that swings over coals. Paula also teaches Roger how to cleverly steam mussels with dry pine needles and one hot coal. Roger then visits Brookside Barn and Farm in Uxbridge, Massachusetts where owner David Adamson rents out do-it-yourself pig roasts kits for anyone interested in doing a delicious backyard feast.
Everyone loves sitting in front of a fireplace, but Roger loves cooking in one. He visits two places in New England that host delicious fireplace feasts. During the winter months, family-run restaurant Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, MA roasts racks of ribs in front of a scorching indoor fireplace. At Foster's Clambake in York, Maine, a classic New England clambake of lobsters, mussels, clams, corn and potatoes is steamed to perfection in a massive outdoor fireplace.