Cooking Channel chef Roger Mooking will travel the country to discover inventive ways to cook with fire in the new series ‘Man Fire Food.’ Set to premiere on Tuesday, September 18 at 10pm ET/7pm PT, the ‘Everyday Exotic’ host and co-creator will visit pit masters, chefs and home cooks to find ways to create flavorful dishes with fire.
Mooking will travel to the Carolinas for a unique barbecue experience in the series premiere of ‘Man Fire Food.’ He starts at the family-run Skylight Inn in Ayden, North Carolina, where they have served whole-hog style barbecue for over 65 years. He’ll load the wood and burn the coal for the 170 square foot smoker in order to help prepare the hogs for the fire.
Next, Mooking will head to Greer, South Carolina for Bovinova, a two-day meat-filled feast started by five food-loving friends. He’s introduced to the custom-built cow rack used to roast a 1,000 pound cow over an open flame that will feed more than 600 barbecue lovers.
In upcoming episodes, the ‘Heat Seekers’ co-host will visit Pacifica, California to help prepare a whole pig with a pit master for a Hawaiian-style barbecue. Mooking will also head to Austin to see how South American parilla-style rib roasts and pork steaks are cooked on a homemade grill. The chef will also head to Grain Valley, Missouri to meet a local mechanic who has transformed a retired Cessna plan into a smoker from everything from pork to chicken.
Written by: Karen Benardello