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Appetites: Bringing the heat of wood fire cooking

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(From left) Irons in the Fire cooks Jack Lawless, Chris Buchel and Bob Wood.
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Irons in the Fire describes themselves as a “wood fire scratch kitchen.” The Minneapolis-based catering company creates custom meals throughout Minnesota, and now into Wisconsin and Iowa.

“What I was interested in was doing something no one else was doing or trying to attempt,” said founder Bob Wood. “I was kind of feeling the confines of the kitchen. It wasn’t really an environment I wanted to be around. So I started looking elsewhere.”

To hear more of Bob’s interview with All Things Considered host Steven John, click on the audio player above.