Argentinian super chef Francis Mallmann is well known for embracing a simplistic approach to cooking.
He cooks with wood fire and uses Argentine ingredients, going back to his roots and early days in Patagonia. With that, it is no surprise that Mallmann would have such an intricate relationship to meat. Argentinians are by default meat lovers, and in this video the chef explains the importance of honoring the dead animal by by cutting and cooking its meat appropriately. He gives special instructions and insights about how meat should be prepared, cut, and cooked.
He expresses disdain over the machismo veneer that covers meat culture and explains the fragility and poetry around cooking meat.
Directed by Kayhan Ozmen
Text by Igor Ramírez García-Peralta