The Drinking Hour podcast: Francis Mallmann

Argentine chef and Club Oenologique guest editor Francis Mallmann joins host David Kermode to discuss his love of fire, flames and fine wine in Episode 116 of The Drinking Hour

Words by Club Oenologique Editors

Photography by Rebecca Marshall

chef francis mallmann in provence with spinach bouquet

Following on from his stint as guest editor for the latest issue of Club Oenologique, chef Francis Mallmann joins host David Kermode on The Drinking Hour podcast to share his philosophy on food and fine wine, and to chat about the themes of a special summer edition of the magazine with him at the helm.

Over the course of the conversation, the pair dive into the poetry and passion of wine and food as they track the Argentine chef’s journey from Patagonia to the Michelin-starred kitchens of Paris and back again – where he turned his focus to harnessing the power of an open fire in his cooking. When it comes to wine, the chef shares his emotional connection with the liquid, and how a good glass can leave the drinker in a state of awe-filled silence. Mallmann also speaks of his new love affair with vegetables, how young people are changing the way we approach food and drink, and how patience is the most important ingredient when cooking with fire.

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