This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Your cooking experience will take place outdoors in the sitting area next to Santiago's large fireplace. Santiago will teach you everything you need to know about how to grill different types of meats and vegetables from scratch. Every good "parrillero" has their own recipe when it comes to seasoning and spice, and after many years working for top tier restaurants in Uruguay Santiago has more than one secret to share about perfect wood-fired cooking. He will also show you some of Uruguay's native fruits and vegetables and how to mix and grill them. As the fire gets ready, you will be able to look at some of his many local cookbooks from recognized "parrilleros" and chefs, talk about other favorite ingredients and recipes and ingredients, and discuss how history and geography have influenced the local cuisine.