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Fire Roasted Turkey

New Tradition – Forno Bravo Oven Fire Roasted Turkey

Nov 13, 2014

Thanksgiving is a mere two weeks away so why not throw a turkey in the “Drago Affamato” or “The Hungry Dragon” as my family calls our oven. Obviously maintaining a steady low fire is key to evenly roasting for your bird. Think back to your cure, ideally a low fire around 350 is ideal. You’ll get charring, similar to your pizza, in spots, especially on the top but the crispy... Read More

Caramelized Apple Pizza

Oct 16, 2014

Just when I had wrapped up a wonderful evening of fresh pizza making, my family turned to me and with lost looks on their faces collectively said, “what no dessert?” Fortunately I had a couple apples handy and gelato in the freezer. I went to work on a quick dessert pizza. The family was thrilled and spared me to cook for them yet another day. Hope you enjoy. Chef Bart... Read More

Oat Streusel

Roasted Stone Fruit With Oat Streusel

Aug 15, 2013

I can’t speak for the rest of the country, but this summer of 2013 is an amazing season for fruit. It started with the strawberries and cherries in the early part of the season, and it has continued on with the myriad varieties of stone fruit now available from local farmers. White and yellow peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums – they’re all unbelievably sweet and juicy. Use this recipe to take... Read More

wood-oven s'mores

Wood-Oven S’mores

Jun 08, 2012

Summer’s here, school’s out, and the weather’s fine. What better way to celebrate than with a little outdoor dessert-making session? Pretty much everybody knows how to make a s’more, but my one personal complaint about them is that the chocolate never melts. Here I’ve come up with a work-around, replacing the traditional chocolate bar with a rich fudge sauce that I think moves the s’more to an even higher plateau... Read More

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout (Courtesy of The ARCH)

Oct 20, 2011

We wanted to share this recipe for cooking rainbow trout in your wood-fired oven … taken from The ARCH’s October newsletter. (The ARCH Architectural Finishes, Flooring & More is located in Asheville, North Carolina. See The ARCH’s website at http://www.thearchnc.com/ for more information.) Rainbow Trout Start with sustainably harvested fish! Right here in our own backyard of Western North Carolina we have an incredible source for sustainably harvested farm raised... Read More

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