Live Fire is the Only Cooking Option in These Rustic Kitchens

Todd Kliman

Cooking over a fire is the oldest, most elemental way to prepare food, and it brings out the primal in people. At least part of the appeal, beyond the incomparable taste and smell of meat meeting burning wood, is that cooking over fire seems to be not cooking at all, but rather a matter of having learned, as humans, to master our environment. It should be basic, easy, natural.

But this notion that fire is the...