"Man Fire Food" is a culinary series on Cooking Channel hosted by chef Roger Mooking who travels the country to discover inventive ways to cook with fire. 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.

In the series premiere, Roger travels to the Carolinas for a unique barbecue experience that opens his eyes to a new world of fire. He starts at the family-run Skylight Inn in Ayden, North Carolina, where they have served whole-hog style barbecue for 65 years. After loading the wood and burning the coal for their 170 square foot smoker Roger helps prepare the hogs for the fire and sinks his teeth into their legendary barbecue pork. Next stop is Greer, South Carolina, for Bovinova — a two-day meat-filled feast started by five food-loving friends. While there, Roger is introduced to the custom-built cow rack used to roast a 1,000 pound cow over a colossal open flame and feed more than 600 barbecue lovers.

Subsequent episodes feature visits to Pacifica, Calif., where Roger helps a pit master prepare a whole pig for a Hawaiian-style barbecue right on the coast; Austin, Texas to see how South American parilla-style rib roasts and pork steaks are cooked to perfection on a homemade grill; and Grain Valley, Mo. to meet a local mechanic who has transformed a retired Cessna airplane into a smoker for everything from pork butts to chicken.

Season 2

This season the heat is hotter and the flavors are bolder. From traditional Hawaiian grub smoked in an underground lava pit to whole ducks on Brazilian skewers cooked on top of an outdoor oven, each stop delivers sizzling recipes and out-of-this-world heat.

In one episode, Roger ventures to a farmer's market in Oahu, Hawaii, where he and a local resident take the art of smoking to a whole new level. They smoke pork, meat and turkey tails with guava and kiawe wood in a smoker crafted from the most unlikely materials — an Air Force cargo container, an airplane food cart, and a computer fan. Another journey takes Roger to St. Helena in Northern California where Chef Stephen Barber celebrates Argentinian Asado to the fullest at Farmstead Restaurant. Chef Stephen built a cook area complete with an eighty-five gallon cauldron, planchas, and metal crosses for the asado. The end result is a slow-cooked spring lamb seasoned to perfection with Mediterranean flavors.

"Man Fire Food" is produced by IW Productions LLC.


FACTS

Network: Cooking Channel
Genre: Cooking
Premiere Date: September 18, 2012
Seasons: 5
Production Company: IW Productions LLC





Roger Mooking Heats Up 'Man Fire Food' Season 2 — Premiering Monday, June 3, the sophomore season of the Cooking Channel series features sizzling recipes from traditional Hawaiian grub smoked in an underground lava pit to whole ducks on Brazilian skewers cooked on top of an outdoor oven. Read more...
Roger Mooking to Host 'Man Fire Food' — Premiering Tuesday, September 18, the new Cooking Channel series follows the chef as he travels the country to discover inventive ways to cook with fire. Read more...





 
 
 
 
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