Chefs Bring Argentine Fires to American Kitchens

Jamie Feldmar

When chefs think of Argentina, they go to a fundamental element that drives much of the cooking, and in turn, the culture, of the country: fire. But in Argentina, fire is more than just a way of cooking: it’s a way of life. Gauchos in the rugged hinterlands historically favored slowly roasting meat over an open flame. Today, asado refers both to a technique of cooking meat this way and to the social occasion...