Lennox Hastie is a UK-born and trained, Sydney-based chef with a fascination for the limits of what can be cooked over an open flame. He honed his skills over five years working with Victor Arguinzoniz at the globally renowned Etxebarri, in the Basque Mountains, before returning to Australia to open the country's only exclusively wood-fuelled restaurant.
At Firedoor, in Sydney's Surry Hills, he has a particular affinity with fish and vegetables, but his 200-day aged rib of beef redefines how a steak can and should be cooked. That steak is considered to be the best in the country and was described by US chef David Chang as the best of his life.
Lennox starred in Chang's Ugly Delicious season two episode on steak and the critically acclaimed Chef's Table in season seven, BBQ.
Finding Fire is his first book and has been translated into four languages.
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