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Fan the flames: Roger Mooking explores cooking with fire

Roger Mooking stars in "Man Fire Food"

Roger Mooking stars in "Man Fire Food"
Fire. It fascinates us, it enraptures us and it defines us as humans. The scene of a group of cave men (and women!) smashing rocks or rubbing sticks together to get a few sparks is a classic in science fiction. Even the plot of this year's "The Jungle Book" was about how fire set the humans apart from the animals of the jungle. Chef Roger Mooking is even more fascinated by fire than most; of course, being that he's a chef, it's the culinary uses of the flames that he's most interested in. So interested, in fact, that he has made a whole TV show about the stuff. "Man Fire Food" is Mooking's travelog, of sorts. He's traveled all over the world to check out the weird, wonderful and inventive ways that ...