The World’s Best Grill Man Just Created This Towering Inferno
We have some good news, and some bad, from Argentine chef Francis Mallmann.
That would be the man made famous by Patagonian open-fire cooking, the man who starred in the actual best episode of Netflix’s Chef Table, the man whom Esquire called the most interesting chef in the world. (Full disclosure: They phrased it as an interrogative, but we all know the answer is yes.)
First, the bad news: According to Mallman, “In 30 years we won’t eat meat anymore.”
Now, the good: He’s currently collaborating with Best Made Co. on a new line of products, presumably so we can make the most of the next three decades.
This is, of course, no ordinary backyard barbecue. Mallmann’s Grill is an eight-foot-tall behemoth — or, as Best Made might put it, “a towering steel structure that showcases the best of traditional Argentinian grilling, a veritable altar to the flame.”
Anything you dream up, you can do: Smoke or roast, grill or sear, wood or charcoal — using either the “grated grill for flame exposure, or a plancha-style flat top,” with heat courtesy of a “ventilated fire box [that] emulates a chulengo pit roaster.”
Other similarly baroque products in the Best Made collab include Mallmann’s Oversized Bandana (it’s a multipurpose five-foot-long piece of Japanese cotton that you can “wear as an elegant scarf, use to protect your hands from hot cast iron, tie around your face in the midst of a dust storm or set out on the ground as an impromptu tablecloth”), Mallman’s Notebook Cover ($128, notebook not included), or Mallmann’s Gaucho Knife.
And maybe come 2048, just refer to Mallmann’s new vegan cookbook. Pineapple barbecue FTW.
Photos courtesy of Best Made Co.
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