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23
JUN
2017

Wood-fired poblano peppers

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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...
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15
JUN
2017

Summer Corn in Your Wood-fired Oven

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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...
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08
JUN
2017

Best Wood-fired Cook Book

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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...
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02
JUN
2017

Best Homemade Gyro Ever

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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...
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25
MAY
2017

Best wood-fired Chicken

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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...
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05
MAY
2017

wood-fired asparagus is a spring star

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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...
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09
MAR
2017

Breakfast from the Wood-fired Oven

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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,...
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02
MAR
2017

Raclette – another classic for cooking with fire

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Authentic raclette Raclette refers to a meal and to a type of cheese with the same name. It’s easy to include raclette as part of entertaining around a wood-fired oven or fireplace, as the ancients used to do. One of the earliest recipes for raclette is dated 1291 AD, and...
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17
FEB
2017

Kit Oven Installation – avoid common mistakes

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We start every wood-burning oven project with a discussion of the oven core. The overall look of the finished exterior largely obscures the functional wood-burning oven inside, but a quality functioning oven is the heart of any wood-burning oven project. For this reason, many...
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