The Art of Wood-Fired Cooking begins with detailed instructional information on the ins and outs of the wood-burning oven. With Cook, teacher, and entrepreneur Andrea Mugnaini's reassuring advice and careful instruction, it's easy to create and cook mouthwatering wood-fired dishes. Mugnaini has spent over 20 years perfecting the craft of wood-fired cooking. She started Mugnaini Imports in 1989 to bring the Italian style of cooking and living to America through wood-fired, pizza-oven sales. A pioneer of the industry, she founded the first cooking school dedicated to wood-fired cooking. When she is not teaching or in the office, Mugnaini entertains crowds in the Sonoma Wine Country with her live, interactive cooking events. Now she shares the methods she has been teaching through her classes, sharing delicious recipes for pizzas, breads, fish, poultry, meats, vegetables, pastas, and desserts. Fire up the oven and enjoy: Butterflied Shrimp Zucchini Gratin with Tomatoes and Gruyere Tuscan-Style Pot Roast with Herbs and Chianti Focaccia with Onions and Thyme Limoncello Bread Pudding with Fresh Blackberries
Techniques and Recipes for the Grill, Backyard Oven, Fireplace, and Campfire [A Cookbook]
Author: Mary Karlin
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
This contemporary collection of more than 100 recipes from chef-instructor Mary Karlin covers the range of wood-fired cooking options available to home cooks. From flame-licked Plank-Roasted Porterhouse or Grilled Naan to a hearth-baked Milanese Risotto, Leek, and Asparagus Tart or Warm Chocolate-Chipotle Cakes, Karlin's unassuming yet refined kitchen sensibility shines through in every dish. With a vast knowledge of terrific ingredients, the diverse flavor characteristics of hardwoods, and the best live-fire techniques and equipment now available, Karlin is a passionate advocate for this growing trend. Her globally inspired Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, American, and North African recipes for cooking over live flame and embers are paired with contributions from Peter Reinhart, Bruce Aidells, Deborah Madison, and other fired-up chefs. Whether you're a seasoned barbecue expert or you just bought your first bag of lump charcoal, Wood-Fired Cooking will have you stoking appetites in no time.
Recipes, Tips and Tricks that Make the Most of Your Outdoor Oven
Author: Genevieve Taylor
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
The Ultimate Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook tells you everything you need to know about your oven, from initial setting up to choice of woods, plus tips and tricks for perfecting cooking times, and of course, over 70 amazing recipes. Most people start with authentic pizza and flatbreads cooked at high temperature, and Genevieve Taylor talks you step-by-step through the foolproof way to achieve the world's best-tasting wood-fired pizza. But these ovens are infinitely more versatile, and she goes on to show how you can roast and grill (everything from Portuguese clams with white wine, garlic and coriander to Kebabs and Cheese toasties), then bake as the oven starts to cool (Beetroot focaccia with goat's cheese and sage, and even Fig, honey and brandy clafoutis), and ultimately use the dying embers to slow-roast (Lamb shoulder with fennel) or simply leave to cook overnight (dishes like Barbecoa beef brisket and Overnight porridge).With The Ultimate Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook, you'll master both the equipment and your cooking, getting the best out of your oven and your fuel, and enjoying the most delectable, memorable food you've ever eaten.
Join Anna Carpenter as she shares memories of growing up in Italy, where she learned to prepare gourmet meals and enjoyed them around the fire with family and friends. Wood-fired ovens are enormously popular today because of the unique taste only real wood fire can instill into meat and fish, vegetables, fresh bread, and, of course, pizza. This book equips you with the information needed to choose the right modular building kit for you and successfully install your own wood-fired oven. Step-by-step instructions and building plans are included. Get valuable tips concerning topics such as recipes, organic cooking techniques, and the different kinds of insulation and tools that are available. Photos of a wide variety of indoor and outdoor structures of brick, stucco, and stone will inspire you to design the perfect setting for your own oven, suited to your needs and budget. This second edition features 4 new recipes.
You’ve taken the plunge and invested in a wood-fired oven. You’re ready to cook delicious cuts of fire-kissed meat, but the wood-fired oven is a tough piece of equipment to master. They lack perfect temperature control, like a kitchen oven. And working with thick cuts of meat is something new to gas and charcoal grill veterans. A. Cort Sinnes, author of five books on outdoor cooking and a longtime patio living expert at Sunset magazine, unravels the secrets of using a wood-fired oven in 25 techniques, each of which is accompanied by a delectably recipe--from a leg of lamb to a side of salmon to a whole roast turkey and beyond. His book is a reliable and useful primer for new owners of wood-fired ovens.
From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscovered Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking
Author: Paula Marcoux
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Revel in the fun of cooking with live fire. This hot collection from food historian and archaeologist Paula Marcoux includes more than 100 fire-cooked recipes that range from cheese on a stick to roasted rabbit and naan bread. Marcoux’s straightforward instructions and inspired musings on cooking with fire are paired with mouthwatering photographs that will have you building primitive bread ovens and turning pork on a homemade spit. Gather all your friends around a fire and start the feast.
Alan Watt has been a ceramic artist for 45 years and was for 20 years head of the Ceramics Department of the National Institute of Arts at the Australian National University. Since retiring he has over the past six years conducted numerous weekend workshops on how to build your own wood fired oven. This convinced him that there is a broad and growing interest in learning how to make and use a pizza or wood fired oven. So he has written this book to show how it's done and illustrated it with many excellent colour photographs and line drawings. His book explains the historical development of ovens and the physics and basic principles of oven design. There are sections on oven bases and different types of ovens ranging from low tech to high tech and the traditional brick dome oven. Then follow sections on chimneys and dampers, casting a chimney, and doors and doorways. There are appendixes on casting an arch, Forming a brick arch without traditional formwork, and casting a chimney base. Finally there's a section of recipes, with photographs of dishes which display the diversity of wood fired ovens.