Finding Fire Cooking at its most elemental
Finding Fire is an introduction to the endless possibilities of cooking beautiful food with fire. Author Lennox Hastie, of acclaimed Sydney restaurant Firedoor presents over 90 recipes that allow readers to take their own journey to master the art of simplicity in cookery over the most natural heat source on the planet. Lennox explains the techniques behind creating a good quality fire, and the effect of using different types of wood to enhance the natural flavours of the ingredients. Recipes are divided by food type: seafood, vegetables, fruit, dairy, wheat and bases. Lennox Hastie's own inspirational story is woven through the history in the book, as he draws on his own international experience to demonstrate how fire is used in so many different cultures.
Lennox Hastie is a UK-born, Europe-trained chef with an Australian father and Scottish mother. He spent time in Melbourne as a boy, but only returned to Australia to open Firedoor with the Fink Group in Sydney's Surry Hills in 2015, which was nominated for Best New Restaurant in the 2016 Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards, currently holds a chef hat in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and sits at number 17 on the Australian Gourmet Traveller Top 100 Restaurants list. He first fell in love with fire at Extebarri, in Spain. During his stay there, the restaurant earned its first Michelin star.