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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! Modified Porchetta recipe for a wood fired oven Read More

Wood Fired Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta with Chef Marshall

Apr 12, 2017

In our third episode, we treat ourselves to Marshall’s delicious spicy Italian sausage pasta cooked in a Bella wood fired oven! Learn More About Our Bella Wood Fired Ovens This recipe brings together smooth, spicy, salty, and cheesy flavors in an easy one-pot dish for a quick afternoon meal. As a home-style dish, all quantities are approximate and can be adapted to your food and spiciness preferences. Read More

Bacon croutons

Jul 14, 2013

This bacon crouton recipe, made from leftover pizza bread, is easy to make while heating up your oven for the pizza. Read More

braised chicken

Braised Chicken With Bacon, Fingerling Potatoes and Dried Fruit

Apr 22, 2013

This dish was inspired by a random flip through one of the many cookbooks that line a high shelf just outside the kitchen at the restaurant where I work. The (old) book was a survey of regional French cooking, and one of the recipes I stumbled upon was for a dish that combined potatoes, bacon and dried fruit into a kind of gratin or casserole. I decided to adapt those... Read More

braised beef

Braised Beef “au Chasseur”

Jan 09, 2013

Don’t let the fancy name fool you – what we’re talking about here is pot roast. I took my inspiration for the flavors in this dish from the classic French sauce chasseur, or hunter sauce, so I thought I’d give credit where it’s due. Sauce chasseur is a hearty amalgam of tomatoes, mushrooms and wine, so I have all those flavors working here, plus a couple more just because. This... Read More

Roasted Carrots With Bacon and Maple Syrup

Mar 15, 2012

Here’s a recipe scientifically formulated to get even the most ardent meat-and-potatoes type to eat their veggies. It worked on my dad, an avowed hater of carrots. So try it yourself and see if you can’t produce some converts. Read More

Stuffed Turkey Roll — Rotolo di Tacchino

Dec 30, 2011

Here is a stuffed turkey roll recipe that works great in a brick oven. The heat of the oven sears the stuffed turkey, and browns the pan drippings to make a wonderful, light sauce. We stuffed our turkey with a ham and cheese frittata, which is a nice change from a traditional bread stuffed. This is a good summer meal. To make a turkey roll you’ll want about two pounds... Read More

Beef Stew in Red Wine

Dec 28, 2011

This is a very simple, no nonsense, quick to prepare dish you can make easily in your wood-fired oven. It’s a big, satisfying meal that’s especially welcome in fall and winter. It’s very flexible, too, so experiment with different ingredients, especially vegetables. All you need with it is a green salad, good bread for dipping, and red wine, of course. You can double it for a crowd. Freezes well, but... Read More



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