Live Fire – Chef Michael Chiarello’s Book Release Party at NapaStyle Yountville

Images by Tubay Yabut Photography

He’s a Top Chef master, an Iron Chef, an Emmy Award-winning television host, a booked-solid restaurateur, and his cookbooks have sold half a million copies. And, at heart, Michael Chiarello is a master of cooking over fire. This passion and Michael’s great gifts for sharing his cooking philosophy (described by Publisher’s Weekly as “cooking is craft”) and his recipes with such ease and enthusiasm infuse Live Fire, a book destined to fire up the cooking of anyone who takes pride in their grilling. Live Fire features many ways to cook with open flame and embers: the beloved backyard grill, of course, and also using a fire pit, spit, or rotisserie, and more. Here are 125 of Michael’s surefire recipes for all courses and 100 sumptuous photographs. All this makes Live Fire a substantial volume to be pored over for years to come—and a grilling book unlike any other.

Available for purchase online at now through February 2013, NapaStyle will be the book’s exclusive retailer until its official release in March 2013. Pre-order for the book on NapaStyle can be made online here:

Live Fire showcases Chiarello’s amazing talent at both cooking and entertaining and includes 120+ recipes, 5 party menus, and personal essays about his culinary journey. This book “goes beyond the grill,” featuring six ways to cook with flame and embers, highlighting the fire pit, the hearth, the plancha, the spitjack, the hot box, and the rotisserie.

If you are a griller, like to entertain outdoors, or are a fan of Michael Chiarello, this is a great book to add to your collection and just in time for the holidays.

Check out images from his recent Live Fire Book Release Launch Party below