Finding Fire introduces the curious cook to the possibilities of food when combined with the most basic of cooking techniques, fire. Author Lennox Hastie, of acclaimed Sydney restaurant Firedoor, draws on his international experience to present over 90 recipes that equip readers with the confidence to connect with produce, learn instinct and allow them to take their own journey to master the art of simplicity in cookery over the most natural heat source and ingredient on the planet: fire. Lennox explains the techniques behind creating a good quality fire, and the effect of using different types of wood to enhance the natural flavors of the ingredients. Recipes are divided by food type: seafood, vegetables, meat and sweet. Lennox Hastie's inspirational story is woven through the thread of history and demonstrates how fire is used through so many different cultures. Finding Fire provides you with a fascinating background and insight into creating and cooking with fire.
Lennox Hastie is a UK-born, Europe-trained chef with an Australian father and Scottish mother. He spent time in Melbourne as a boy, but only returned to Australia to open Firedoor with the Fink Group in Sydney's Surry Hills in 2015, which was nominated for Best New Restaurant in the 2016 Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards, currently holds a chef hat in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and sits at number 17 on the Australian Gourmet Traveller Top 100 Restaurants list. He first fell in love with fire at Extebarri, in Spain. During his stay there, the restaurant earned its first Michelin star.