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Wood Fired Porchetta

Jun 03, 2019

Big thanks to Paul Dunaway for submitting this wonderful recipe!  Note: You can also check out Brad English’s recent guest post on Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart discussing Porchetta, and offering several delicious options for using it on pizzas and sandwiches! Wood Fired Porchetta 12345 Votes: 13 Rating: 4.23 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Modified Porchetta recipe for a wood fired oven CourseMeat And Poultry CuisineItalian Servings Prep Time 8-10 45... Read More

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Wood-Fired Pizza Dough

Mar 28, 2019

Sometimes, you just need a bit of dough for a small group and you don’t want to drag out a big mixer for the effort. There can also be something soothing about getting your hands into a ball of dough and working it to perfection. With these things in mind, Chef Leo Spizzirri, Master Instruttore, PFC, and Co-Founder of the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy developed this recipe for a simple,... Read More

Volcano Pizza

The Volcano

Jan 08, 2019

This recipe was originally demonstrated at the 2015 Forno Bravo Expo by Chef Vito Romani, owner of Stella’s Pizza Pie mobile catering based in San Diego, CA. It is still a favorite of his customers today!   The Volcano 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe This pizza has quite a kick that combined with a rich, smooth, sweetness. The Volcano will erupt in your mouth... Read More

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Roasting Chestnuts in a Wood Fired Oven

Dec 05, 2018

History & Harvest Season Chestnut trees once covered huge swaths of East Coast forests until a fungal blight arrived from Asia, killing off about 3.5 billion trees in the first half of the 20th century. But lucky me, two of the very few surviving productive trees are right behind my house in the Hudson Valley. So the last couple of weeks have been a race between me and the critters... Read More

Jalapeno and Pecan Pesto Pizza

Oct 16, 2018

Thanks to Kenneth Kingswell of Strega Nonas Oven mobile catering in Gainesville, FL for sending in this recipe! This is a great pesto recipe for people who are lactose intolerant or are vegan.  There is no dairy in this recipe whatsoever.  It’s a great addition to bruschetta, pizza, eggs, fish, and chicken.  Give it a try!  I’ve also made this with almonds & pistachios with great results as well. Jalapeno & Pecan... Read More

Wood Fired Peach Caprese Salad in white square bowls

Wood-Fired Peach Caprese Salad

Sep 06, 2018

This recipe was submitted by Chef John O’Neil of Dallas, Texas. His fresh take on a traditional Caprese salad is sure to be a hit! He shares: “My wife loves peaches in season, especially Texas peaches. Using wood-fired peaches in this Caprese salad instead of tomatoes is a fresh, summery change. The Bella wood fired oven gives a nice char flavor to the peaches to season up the salad, and... Read More

Soft Pretzel

Oktoberfest Wood Fired Pretzels

Sep 05, 2018

Served with stone ground mustard or a dip of smooth cheese sauce, who doesn’t love old world, soft German pretzels! This recipe is perfect for Oktoberfest and the fall season! We received it courtesy of guest chef, Anthony LaRocco, of Anthony’s Rustic Crust. He and his wife Debbie, run a mobile wood fired pizza concessionaire in Florida. As with most baking, measuring by weight is more accurate and yields more consistent results... Read More

Cooked pizza with Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula and Shaved Parmagian Cheese

The Fresh King

Jun 06, 2018

  Smooth, salty, and snappy, this Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza from Chef Vito Romani is a delight. Prosciutto is a thinly-sliced Italian dry-cured ham. For this recipe, it is paired with tangy, peppery arugula leaves, which have been freshly tossed with garlic-infused olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and shaved parmesan cheese for a real pop! Always a fan favorite at Stella’s Pizza Pie mobile catering based in San Diego, CA, and it will become a... Read More

Wood Fired Chicken and Vegetables

Stella’s Sunday Chicken

Feb 14, 2018

Sunday afternoons are the perfect time to pop a chicken and some vegetables in the oven and let them roast for a delicious “set and forget” meal. The subtle smoke and moist heat of a wood fired oven infuse into the meat, keeping the chicken juicy and bringing together the flavors of this classic dish. Chef Vito Romani gives us a flexible recipe that can be easily adapted to ingredients you... Read More

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