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20
JUL
2017

Cook Without a Recipe in Your Wood-burning Oven

I field all kinds of questions from people considering a wood-burning oven. Many of these have shown up in previous blogs. Several common questions fall into a single category: learning to cook in a wood-fired oven. The good news is that cooking in a wood-fired oven is easier...
13
JUL
2017
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Roasting Brassicas for Crave-worthy Flavor

Roasting brassicas is a hip food trend likely to last. High heat transforms these super healthy foods. These foods we “know we should eat more of” become foods we crave. Roasting brassicas also supports two current food trends: meatless main dishes and substituting...
29
JUN
2017
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Low and Slow — Your Oven as a Smoker

Beat the heat with low and slow meals Remember the haunting tune “summertime, and the living is easy”? As the temperatures go up, I’m happy to find easy dinners that don’t require standing over a hot stove top. Low and slow cooking delivers. Of course...
23
JUN
2017

Wood-fired poblano peppers

What are poblano peppers? Wood-fired poblano peppers are one of my go-to summer foods. Poblanos are thick-walled, slightly heart-shaped peppers ranging in color from dark purplish-green to reddish-black. Poblano peppers originated in Puebla, Mexico and play an important par...
15
JUN
2017

Summer Corn in Your Wood-fired Oven

It’s June and the summer corn is just beginning to appear at farm stands, markets and grocery stores. Here in Austin the local HEB grocery has some small stacks of unhusked corn, not a lot yet, but I picked up half a dozen ears at the Central Market for this blog. Summer...
08
JUN
2017

Best Wood-fired Cook Book

Books read and collected We’re often asked what is the best wood-fired cook book to buy? Over the years I’ve read and collected lots of books, beginning with all the bread-making classics, then moving on to books more closely associated with wood-fired cooking and...
02
JUN
2017

Best Homemade Gyro Ever

It’s time to master the best homemade gyro. Nothing is quite as summery and spectacular as a gyro—great wood-fired pita, wood-fired meat with crisped edges, fresh vegetables, and creamy tzatziki sauce for a lively contrast. Heat advantage for pita bread I say making gyros...
25
MAY
2017

Best wood-fired Chicken

At Texas Oven we’re all about cooking with wood on wood-fired appliances. We want you to experience food that tastes better when cooked in a wood-fired environment. This week’s blog features the best wood-fired chicken which is  easy, inexpensive, and flavorfu...
05
MAY
2017

wood-fired asparagus is a spring star

One of my favorite appetizers is wood-fired asparagus. One of spring’s signature vegetables, I think of asparagus as a peak performer for two reasons: it reaches its best flavor and value in the spring, and it makes a beautiful and easy appetizer for entertaining around a...
09
MAR
2017
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Breakfast from the Wood-fired Oven

Don’t let a delicious wood-fired breakfast be an after thought! Capitalize on your outdoor oven’s heat storage capacity to turn out incomparable breakfasts–hot, tasty, touched with wood-fired flavor. Breakfast reminds me of long time favorites: eggs, grilled meats,...