Slow Fires

Mastering New Ways to Braise, Roast, and Grill

by Justin Smillie, chef of Upland, with Kitty Greenwald

The celebrated chef of Upland explores the fundamental techniques of braising, roasting, and grilling--and shows you how to see them in new ways, to learn the rules to break them.

The chapters begin with thorough lessons on these basic methods. From there, the recipes evolve to feature variations on the techniques, altering ratios of moisture, intensities of heat, reversing expected processes. Sometimes the techniques are surprising, like braising chicken leggs in the juices created by overcrowding a pan of peppers. And sometimes the results are unbelievable, like tender peppercorn-crusted short ribs, made by first steaming the ribs before searing them to a spicy crisp.

This is a book about delighting in the details, about cooking by hand, about learning to see and smell and touch like a modern master. It's a book you will keep, read, learn, and cook from for years to come.


Recent Reviews

Slow Fires: Mastering New Ways to Braise, Roast, and Grill

Patricia Janes Dompieri

5 Stars

Slow Fires: Mastering New Ways to Braise, Roast, and Grill by Justin Smillie, chef of Upland with…

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Slow Fires

Jenny Hartin

4.5 Stars

What a glorious cookbook devoted to braising, roasting and grilling! Various techniques are covered in detail -- and some far out methods such as braising chicken legs in the liquids created by a tightly packed pan of peppers.…

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Slow Fires by Justin Smillie

Aaron Rishell

5 Stars

Justin Smillie has created a cookbook that should be considered a masterclass on braising, roasting and grilling. Almost more of a textbook on the subject than a cookbook. Slow Fires is a heavy tome with absolutely stunning photography,…

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Yummy yummy book!

angelica leal

5 Stars

I love this book! I have used the rub recipes over and over and they are a huge hit in my house!! Simple and beautiful to…

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SLOW FIRES - MASTERING NEW WAYS TO BRAISE, ROAST AND GRILL - JUSTIN SMILLIE

Misch Brannock

5 Stars

This is a home run, from cover to cover wonderful recipes beautiful ingredients presented in a yes you can make this manner.Ingredients I know and some I've never heard of  but want to try, the use of both vegetables and fruits to…

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