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Mateo Granados

  Two chefs from Wine Country will be featured on the Cooking Channel’s “Man Fire Food” show at 5 p.m. tonight and 11 a.m. July 7 during an episode on “South American Grilling.”

  The show features Chef Stephen Barber of Farmstead Restaurant in St. Helena, who built a “live fire” cook area complete  with  planchas and metal crosses for Argentinian Asado cooking. Stephen and host Roger Mooking will slow cook a spring lamb seasoned with Mediterranean flavors.

    In Healdsburg, Mooking and chef Mateo Granados of Mateo’s Cocina Latina will demonstrate the art of   Churrasco, a popular form of Brazilian grilling.  Granados will demonstrate how to build an outdoor oven out of bricks and cinder blocks, then cook over Manzanita wood drizzled with pork fat, which serves as a natural lighter fluid.  For the Churrasco menu, Granados will be cooking marinated whole ducks, pork loins and a leg of lamb on large skewers in the outdoor oven, then slicing the meats.  

    In the summer, you can sample Mateo’s authentic Churrasco barbecue menu every Wednesday night at Mateo’s Cocina Latina, 214 Healdsburg Ave.   A platter of duck, lamb and pork loin costs $25, and easily feeds two. You can also order platters of antijitos, salads, sides  and artisan margaritas from Bar Manager Sean Del Colletto. 433-1520.

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