It's the world's most ancient grilling method, and to my mind, it remains the best. It's practiced on six continents by traditionalists and cutting-edge chefs alike. Propane offers convenience and charcoal burns hot, but the ultimate fuel for grilling is wood. Wood smoke contains more than a thousand flavor-producing compounds: It's the one fuel that delivers both heat and taste. From wood-grilled bruschetta with fire-blistered tomatoes to swordfish with raisin chimichurri and magisterial sear and slide beef tomahawks, today's show brings you the primal campfire pleasure of grilling over a wood fire.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 201
|Sat, Jul 4||4:30 P.M.||grilling with wood|
In his groundbreaking Barbecue University television series, Steven Raichlen taught the world how to grill.
In the popular sequel Primal Grill, viewers were taken on a virtual tour of global grilling.
And in Project Smoke, Raichlen brought the arts of barbecuing and smoking from the competition circuit to the American home.
Deciding it was time to turn up the heat, Steven introduces his hottest series yet, PROJECT FIRE, a new and insightful exploration of how we grill today, and how we will grill and smoke tomorrow.
With a dynamic new format that includes on-set guests and off-road field trips, innovators of live fire cooking join Steven to share revolutionary new techniques that elevate the backyard barbecue experience - from ember-roasting and salt slab grilling to fire-heated iron and high tech rotisseries.
STEVEN RAICHLEN'S PROJECT FIRE introduces new foods - from unfamiliar cuts of steak to eco-friendly seafood - and new twists on popular classics, such as entire meals cooked on the grill, from breakfast to paella to clambakes.
And, as usual, Steven features a collection of new tools and fuels for the avid griller.
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