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Listen To This Interview With Francis Mallmann (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Francis Mallmann]

[Francis Mallmann]

If you’re borderline obsessed like we are with Argentine chef Francis Mallmann and his multi-faceted career that has resulted in a return to one of the simplest forms of cooking, then you’ll definitely want to give a listen to this interview.  Hosted by Dorothy Cann Hamilton as part of the Chef’s Story series out of Brooklyn, Mallmann goes from talking about his youth spent living in Chicago, Patagonia, and even across California, to his time in France, and how he came to start use fire as his preferred source of heat.  For cooks looking for some inspiration, or anyone in love with the one-man revolution that Mallmann has been advancing for some years now, this interview is unmissable.  Enjoy.

Si están medios obsesionados como nosotros con el chef argentino Francis Mallmann y su carerra variada que ha resultado en una vuelta a uno de las formas más sencillas de cocinar, entonces seguramente vas a querer escuchar esta entrevista.  Presentado por Dorothy Cann Hamilton como parte de la serie Chef’s Story de Brooklyn, Mallmann va de hablar sobre su juventud que pasó viviendo en Chicago, Patagonia, y también en California, a su tiempo en Francia, y como llegó a usar fuego como su fuente de calor preferido.  Para cocineros buscando inspiración, o alguien más enamorado con la revolución de un hombre que Mallmann ha estado impulsando desde hace unos años, esta entrevista es imperdible.  Disfruten.

Francis Mallmann Will Be Featured On ‘Chef’s Table,’ A New Netflix Series (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[photo: La Panza Porteña]

[photo: La Panza Porteña]

Although he has basically shunned any limelight that awards like Latin America’s 50 Best may choose to give him, Francis Mallmann’s popularity shows no signs of waning any time soon.  He has a new cookbook coming out this year, at least a couple of shows on the Gourmet channel, will be appearing in this week’s episode of the U.S.-produced Mind of a Chef, and in 2015, will be featured on the new Netflix series, Chef’s Table.  It seems that rejecting awards has its own perks.

Mundo Cuisine reports that Mallmann, along with Massimo Bottura, Magnus Nilsson, Dan Barber, Ben Shewry, and Niki Nakayama will be featured on the show, which will dig deeper into the lives and history of each of the chefs.  Lisa Nishimura, vice president of Orginal Comedy and Documentary for Netflix, said that shows like Chef’s Table will “benefit enormously from being shown in episodes,” rather than in a long format documentary style.  A chef like Francis Mallmann may not need any more media attention, but as a pioneer in the return to cooking exclusively with fire, he certainly deserves it.  As usual, his style will make for incredible television.  An official air date hasn’t been released, but we can expect to see Chef’s Table some time in 2015. 

Watch This Trailer For ‘Mind of a Chef’ In Argentina (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[PBS]

[PBS]

Even if you haven’t yet heard of Mind of a Chef, don’t worry, it’s not too late.  The show, which airs on PBS in the United States, is produced by Anthony Bourdain’s Zero Point Zero production company, and aims, well, to get in the minds of some of today’s leading–though sometimes overlooked–chefs working in the industry.  The first season was all about David Chang, followed in season two by April Bloomfield and Sean Brock.  In season three, currently airing now, things have started to break out of the United States, featuring Magnus Nilsson of Sweden’s Fäviken, as well as Edward Lee, the Kentucky-based chef who was narrowly knocked out in Season 10 of Top Chef.

Although Mind of a Chef airs exclusively in the States, the good part for the rest of us is that PBS streams full episodes after they’ve premiered.  This is especially good, because the forthcoming episode 3 of the current season features Edward Lee hanging out with none other than Prometheus himself, Francis Mallman, cooking on a remote island in Argentina.  For now, you can watch the trailer, which is perhaps the most epic 45 seconds of chef talk you’ll ever see.  “How come the smoke doesn’t bother you?” Lee asks Mallmann.  “I’m used to it.  I live in smoke,” he responds.  Fire, meat, elements.  This might be the best episode of food television ever created.  We’ll let you know when the full episode comes out.

Festivals Raíz And Masticar Will Hit Buenos Aires In October (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Masticar]

[Masticar]

It’s nearly impossible to keep up with the schedule of festivals that have been happening throughout Latin America since May.  There’s Ñam, Mesamerica, Alimentarte, Bogotá Wine and Food, Mistura, Tambo, Latitud Cero and, if those weren’t enough, Buenos Aires will play host to two major festivals next month.

The first, Raíz, now in its second edition, will take place October 3 to 5.  This brand new festival amazed diners last year, with loads of live cooking demonstrations, including Francis Mallmann cooking hundreds of chickens over low flame, all tied to string.  The man knows how to make an impression.  Raíz will once again take place in Tecnópolis, in Parque del Bicentenario.  Last year, more than 300,000 people showed up for the three day festivals, and we’re expecting to see that number squashed this year.  Entry is free.  For more information on the festival and who’ll be there, check out their Facebook page and their website.

Later in the month, celeb chef Narda Lepes and her pals will get together for another installment of Feria Masticar, now in its third year.  Masticar will take place in Dorrego, from October 16 to 19.  Details are only starting to trickle out about who will be on hand for demos and workshops, but intel tells us that acclaimed Peruvian butcher Renzo Garibaldi will be one of the keynote speakers.  Stay tuned to their website and Facebook page for forthcoming details. 

Francis Mallmann Cooks At Montevideo’s Jacinto This Thursday (ES)

By Majo Lois

[Jacinto]

[Jacinto]

In another installment of their Cenas de Invierno dinner series, Montevideo’s Jacinto has invited renowned chef Francis Mallmann to cook this Thursday.  The series, which is comprised of three different dinners, featured Fernando Trocca in June, and next month will see Florencia Courreges and Alejandro Morales taking over the stoves.  This month, though, it’s the master of fire himself, and he’ll wow diners with three courses paired with Familia Deicas wines and Lavazza coffee.

Mallmann’s three-course meal will take place this Thursday, July 3, at 20:30 at Jacinto.  Reservations can be made by calling Jacinto at 29152731.  Jacinto is located at the corner of Sarandi and Alzaibar, in Montevideo’s Ciudad Vieja.  Salud! 

[photo: Vines Resort and Spa]

Francis Mallmann’s Siete Fuegos To Open October 22 In Mendoza

[photo: Vines Resort and Spa]

[photo: Vines Resort and Spa]

This Tuesday, acclaimed Argentine chef Francis Mallmann will inaugurate his Siete Fuegos restaurant at Mendoza’s The Vines Resort and Spa in the Uco Valley.  Now his signature style of cooking, Siete Fuegos will feature his seven different open-flame techniques, including mud ovens, grills, spits, and more.  Not just for lovers of the grill, Siete Fuegos will be the ultimate fine-dining experience for those who savor the taste of open flame.

The restaurant will feature an open kitchen, and both indoor and outdoor dining options.  A chef’s table located on the patio will be great for private dining options, and will feature a view of each of the seven cooking methods.  Adding to the delicious food will be the collection of boutique wines that the resort has on hand.

The Vines Resort and Spa is located at Ruta Provincial 94, km 11, Tunuyan, Uco Valley, Mendoza.  For more information, visit the resort’s website.  To make a reservation at Siete Fuegos, click here.  Salud!

[image: Taste and Talks]

Taste & Talks In Brooklyn To Feature Francis Mallman

So, while we know it’s a bit of a stretch to claim this one for South America, when Francis Mallmann shows up at a conference, you know the Southern Cone is in the house.  But, more to the point, this weekend’s Taste & Talks is a pretty big deal for food, and there will be some well-known talent on hand to make it incredible.

Put on by chef April Broomfield, Taste and Talks is a convergence of celebrities, chefs, foodies, journalists and other related parties in Brooklyn to, you know, talk about food.  As the website clearly states, “Taste Talks is a 2-day event that will showcase the culinary cutting edge for a food-obsessed generation through symposiums, workshops and discussions.”  Good, right?  So if, by chance, you’re going to be in New York this weekend, you should probably go to this.

Saturday will feature the talks and symposiums as held by chefs and other food-related types.  Sunday there will be a massive all-star cookout, featuring Mr. Mallmann himself.  He’ll also be doing a demo / workshop on Saturday to talk about cooking with fire.  So while we know that maybe this isn’t directly linked to the Southern Cone specifically, it is important.  Then, starting Monday, Mallmann will take up residence for three nights at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn to do a 5-course tasting menu inspired by his “seven fires.”  Don’t miss out.  [via Taste and Talks]

[photo: Francis Mallman]

Francis Mallmann Back On The Air

Get the sofa ready because tonight on the Gourmet Channel, Francis Mallmann is back on the air with his new series, ‘Vientos del Sur.’  As usual, he’ll be bringing his fire-fueled plates to viewers, but this time he’ll be doing it entirely from Argentina’s Rio Negro region, dead in the middle of winter.  There will be skiing, hiking, snow, rain, wind and extreme conditions.  And, yes, there will be fire.

Mallmann’s new show is sponsored largely by Jeep, which seems like a good thing given some of the locations he’s cooking in.  To get a better idea of the what the show will be like, check out this video teaser.  Coming from the man that just dropped out of judging for the Latin America’s 50 Best, this promises to be an interesting, inspired show about the rawness and the reality of cooking with fire, no matter where that may be.  Will you be watching?  [via Vientos del Sur]