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Fire Roasted Figs and Spanish Cheese in fluted square plates

Fire Roasted Spanish Figs

Sep 06, 2018

This recipe from Chef John O’Neil uses Texas Blue Giant Figs and several delightful specialty cheeses. He writes: I love using Spanish cheeses for this dish because it feels and tastes like we are basking in the sun in Spain! The Mahon Mitica, Cordobes Mitica, and Tronchon all melt nicely, which makes them the perfect blend for slicing over the top of the figs. The Tronchon cheese is an aged cheese... Read More

Taleggio Chanterelle Pizza

Taleggio And Golden Chanterelle Pizza

Feb 21, 2015

Taleggio is one of my favorite cheeses. Hailing from the Lombardy region of Italy, it is rich, buttery and balanced with tart fruity and nutty flavors. It is sublime on any cheese plate but it quickly becomes ridiculously delicious when melted on pizza. Taleggio has a soft reddish-yellow washed rind that gives it a subtle salty finish and a wonderful off-white pale colored paste. If you have yet to dabble... Read More

ash-roasted sweet potatoes

Ash-Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Sage and Honey Butter

Feb 13, 2013

This simple recipe was inspired by the Argentine chef Francis Mallmann, whose cookbook, Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way, is a fascinating look at cooking with fire – over it, around it, and even in it, as I do here. The end result might look a little scary at first, but the flavor you will achieve is undeniable. Ash-Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Sage and Honey Butter 12345 Votes: 0 Rating:... Read More

pesto asparagus egg pizza

Pesto, Asparagus and Egg Pizza

Jul 16, 2012

I’ve been posting recipes here in the Forno Bravo cookbook for months, but oddly enough I have yet to tackle pizza, one of the cornerstone outputs of our wood-fired beauties. Perhaps it was a subconscious reticence to test my mettle against seasoned pros – like telling Mario Batali how to make pasta. But here we are: I’m posting a pizza recipe, and will be doing so for the next few... Read More

Wood-Fired Black Bean Enchiladas

Jul 09, 2012

I won’t lie – the ingredient list on this one is going to look intimidating. If you can’t handle it, just buy canned enchilada sauce. But I’m telling you, making your sauce from scratch is worth the effort. And once you’re hooked, you can start tweaking the recipe to make it your own by playing around with the types and ratios of dried chiles you use. Two quick notes about... Read More

Roasted Leeks in Mustard Vinaigrette

Mar 05, 2012

Leeks in vinaigrette is a classic French dish that I’ve updated here to utilize our favorite cooking device, the wood-fired oven. Usually the leeks are slowly stewed directly in the vinaigrette, but here I first roast the leeks in the oven, in order to incorporate both sweet caramelized onion and smoky wood fire flavors into the finished dish. Roasted Leeks in Mustard Vinaigrette 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate... Read More

Wood-Oven Goat Cheese Sandwich With Shallot Relish and Kale

Dec 30, 2011

Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese? That’s a rhetorical question, since everyone loves a good grilled cheese (except you poor souls out there who are unfortunate enough to be lactose intolerant). This is a twist on the classic I came up with as a vegetarian option for a party, and I was surprised to discover it actually ended up outpacing all the meat options in terms of popularity with... Read More

Honey rosemary Salmon

Brick Oven Honey Rosemary Salmon

Dec 28, 2011

Brick Oven Honey Rosemary Salmon 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Sweet and earthy, this recipe serves up a salmon with a crisp exterior and moist interior for a delicious dish! CourseMain Dish, Seafood CuisineSeafood Brick Oven Honey Rosemary Salmon 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Sweet and earthy, this recipe serves up a salmon with a crisp exterior and... Read More

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