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Season 6 / Episode 1 and airs on 31 May 2017 01:00
"Man Fire Food" features the inventive ways people cook with fire. From small campfires to creative custom-made grills and smokers, we visit home cooks, pit masters and chefs who are fascinated by fire and food. The smoke signals take host Roger Mooking to Hawaii, wine country in Northern California, New England and the great American South to meet the passionate people who celebrate the building of and cooking over live fire.
Chef Roger Mooking sees that everything is bigger in Texas, first meeting Pit Master Levi Goode at Armadillo Palace in Houston. On Levi's custom rotisserie trailer, they roast a 250-pound side of beef. Then at Cured restaurant in San Antonio, Roger and chef/owner Steve McHugh slow-roast a 230-pound hog in a large outdoor cinder block pit.
Chef Roger Mooking is on the lookout for some truly unique rigs. In Colorado, Roger meets Josh Pollack, owner of Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen in Denver, who created an eight-foot steel contraption that can cook up to 1,000 pounds of food. Roger then goes to 44 Farms in Cameron, Texas, where Jason Schimmels shows off their impressive barbecue trailer, but also introduces Roger to their unique 10-foot "tripod grills" where huge rib eye roasts are cooked in rotating metal cages.
In Buffalo Gap, Texas, Roger Mooking meets Tom Perini at his restaurant, Perini Ranch Steakhouse. Roger is put to work lighting up burn barrels for the metal pits, then dessert is baked in a coal-covered cast iron Dutch oven. At Pitchfork Fondue Western Cookout in Pinedale, Wyo., owner Matt David invites Roger to his outdoor kitchen where steaks are skewered onto pitchforks and deep-fried in giant cauldrons.
Roger Mooking is in Michigan and Wisconsin for the ultimate meat fest in the Midwest. In Lake Geneva, Wis., Roger meets Dimitri Anagnos, who runs Popeye's, a Greek restaurant with a monster rotisserie. Roger and Dimitri load up several hundred pounds of lamb and pork over the hot coals, which are used for unique sandwiches. Then in Omena, Mich., Roger visits Epicure Catering to meet owner Andy Schudlich. Roger helps Andy load up with pit with enough coals in order to slow roast three porchettas, which are served with a grilled ratatouille.
Carolina-style barbecue is all about pork and Rodney Scott is the whole hog boss; Roger checks out Rodney's impressive new pit room where whole hogs get cooked low and slow; Rodney hits the hogs with his secret.
Roger visits Liberty Kitchen in Houston, Texas, where Chef Lance Fegen has built a wood-fired Argentinian grill; they prepare a traditional Balinese pig roast and enjoy Mexican pork asado tacos; Roger visits Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, N.C.
Roger visits Burns Original BBQ in Houston, Texas, and meets Grandpa Roy Burns, who started the business in 1973 to help support his nine children, and his family, who welcome Roger with open arms.
Roger meets a pit master with a PhD who cooks Carolina-style whole hog barbecue in Louisiana; Dr. Howard Conyers is an engineer for NASA by day, but a pit master at night, on weekends, and every moment in between.
Roger visits the Lone Star State, and visits Grant Pinkerton to sample some one-of-a-kind cuts, including seasoning and barbecuing two whole goats; Roger meets up with chef Andrew Wiseheart, who slow-spins whole seasoned chicken over coals.
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