Fireplaces provide warmth, comfort and ambience during our seemingly endless winters. But for a growing number of Minnesotans, they also serve as a year-round cooking tool.
The first time Ingrid Norgaard had dinner at the home of her friend and fellow gastronome Bill Summerville, she had no idea what he was going to make. “And then he put a whole chicken in the fireplace,” she said. “It was the middle of summer.”
Norgaard was an immediate convert, and has even co-hosted pop-up restaurant-syle gatherings with Summerville built around fire-fueled foods. “Grilling and cooking in a fireplace are basically the same