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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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BBQ pizzas
12
JAN
2017

BBQ Pizza, Texas Style

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Traditional Italian Ovens in the Land of Barbecue We exist in an interesting niche: building old-Italian ovens in post-digital Texas. Hmm. The ovens we build combine the best modern materials with ancient technique and design. It’s an anachronism we’re happy to...
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il forno repair
06
JAN
2017

Il Forno — Authentic Pizza in San Antonio

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We love meeting and working with others who share our passion for food, wood-fired flavor, and cooking in wood-burning appliances. High on the list of wood-fired-favorites is the blazing hot, 90 second pizza, prepared in the neapolitan style like they are doing at Il Forno. Il...
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bubble popper
29
DEC
2016

Bubble Popper Does More than Pop Bubbles

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Be it ever so humble there’s no tool quite as handy a multi-tasker as the bubble popper. Don’t be fooled by the fanciful name bubble popper or the $10 price tag. This simple tool can push, pull, poke, stir, lift, dock, and move. It’s easier to illustrate than...
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root vegetables in a basket wood-fired oven
22
DEC
2016

Root Vegetables Worth Trying

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As the year winds down, we’re used to seeing best-of lists, ideas for party menus, and Disney’s now-annual Star Wars offering. But it is also the best time to find a wild variety of odd-looking root vegetables. Why not combine these winter themes? Here is our...
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16
DEC
2016

Cure and Re-cure and Illustrated Guide

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Most people interested in wood-burning ovens quickly learn about the importance of curing. Brick, block, mortar, concrete block and refractory clay all absorb moisture. During construction and manufacture, the oven masonry absorbs water. The initial oven cure drives that moisture...
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dinner rolls wood-fired oven pizza oven bread baking
02
DEC
2016

Dinner Rolls worth the Indulgence

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About 12 years ago I stopped looking at (let alone trying) recipes for dinner rolls. Bernard Clayton’s description of his mother’s dinner rolls in The New Complete Book of Bread (page 522) was so compelling I immediately made a batch. They shut the door on every...
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wood-fired-oven-roasting-onions red onions pizza oven wood-fired oven
22
NOV
2016

Roasting Onions: Side, Condiment, Secret Ingredient

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It’s a running joke with friends and family that I’m often trying to do too many things at one time. A few months back, despite the lanyard timer, I was roasting onions and left them tucked into the oven near the fire for a little bit longer than planned. This mistake...
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