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In this beautifully illustrated book, Øivind Berg traces the use of fire as a heat source, a stove and a social gathering point - indoors and outdoors - right up to the present day. He reveals the types of fire, the art of kindling, the characteristics of different woods as fuel, and the secrets of Norwegian live-fire cooking.
The perfect fireside companion, with this book you can chop wood, send sparks flying and plan a feast all from the comfort of your armchair. More than this, you will gain a newfound respect for the creative and destructive powers of fire and its ancient rituals.
The growth and settlement of mankind owes as much to fire as it does to language. From the precious embers of the first fires, man has carried the skills of cooking, heating and gathering down the generations, and this elemental relationship blazes strong, even now.