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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

baked chicken rice

Baked Chicken with Rice

Dec 31, 2011

Baked Chicken with rice is an delicious and easy dish to make in your wood fired pizza oven. Read More

Brick Oven Roast Capon

Dec 30, 2011

The capon is the bird of choice for Christmas in Italy (it’s a male castrated chicken, ouch). The capon is a little fattier than chicken, and has a great flavor. A 6-7lb bird is large enough for a small dinner party. I boiled the head, feet and insides to make stock for risotto. There are a couple of nice aspects to the recipe. First, it uses the heat of the... Read More

Brick Oven Chicken Madeira

Dec 30, 2011

A brick oven version of a traditional dish. Read More

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