Fire!! was an influential literary journal that put out only one issue. According to Langston Hughes, the point was to "burn up a lot of the old, dead conventional Negro-white ideas of the past." In the spirit of Fire!!, we challenge the notion of what a soul food green bean recipe can be. This recipe--one we got from a young black chef at a hip, more than a little bougie, burger joint in Nashville--is a luminous example of the new old school.