Cooking on an open fire is the most ancient of all cooking methods. Cooking on Fire provides many varied recipes as well as practical tips. For decades, open-fire cooking has been considered a pastime reserved for scouts and elite soldiers, leaving the rest of us to grill sausages on the terrace. But open-fire cooking is for everyone. It is sensuous and impractical in the best sense of the word. It is as much about the time spent making the food as it is about eating it.