Cooking By Flame

This from the NYT Mag:

HERE’S THE CONCEIT: Build a single wood fire and, over the course of 30-plus hours, use it to roast, braise, bake, simmer and grill as many different dishes as possible for lunch, dinner, breakfast and lunch again.

That's Michael Pollan (who else?), whose latest essay is characteristically good. One conclusion: "I realize I’ve gotten at least as much pleasure from working together to create these meals as I have from eating them. Sometimes producing things is more gratifying and more conducive to building community than consuming them, I decide."