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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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scrape raclette cheese wood-fired oven
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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kit oven installation with added floor layer
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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metal peel
10
FEB
2017

Metal Peel

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When we finish a beautiful oven for a customer, we help them get a few oven tools as a kick-start for wood-fired cooking. We recommend basic tools that handle most functions in a wood-fired oven: wooden peels, a metal paddle, a bubble popper, an oven brush, and several metal...
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cheesy garlic bread
02
FEB
2017

The Best Cheesy Garlic Bread

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Like wood-fired pizza, garlic bread originated in Italy and became an American favorite. And like pizza, American versions tend to follow a more-is-better philosophy.  Enter cheesy garlic bread. In theory it should be great. But often, cheesy garlic bread disappoints. Good cheesy...
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reverse sear
26
JAN
2017

Reverse Sear Shows off Wood-fired Oven

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Just when everyone thought they understood how to perfectly grill a steak, chefs and food science types started the buzz over a reverse sear. As chef and food blog writer Jess Pryles states, “It’s what all the cool kids are doing.” And what is it they’re...
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primal food
19
JAN
2017

Primal Food Means Fire

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This month, it feels like my social media feeds are full of politics and dieting. It’s January! I sometimes chuckle over the arguments about cave-man diets, paleo, and primal food. Are we cooking this “primal food” in a microwave?  Regardless of what...
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