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Wood Fired Roasted Vegetables

Sep 17, 2019

This yummy fall recipe is from our Forno Bravo dealer/installer friends at The ARCH Architectural Finishes, Flooring and More. “The cooler evenings are perfect for roasting, grilling, baking, and watching the glow! Enjoy this Sunday-night side dish of roasted vegetables made in our Forno Bravo Casa2G90 wood fired oven.” *Chef’s Note: Timing is everything with this recipe. You will be cooking similar items together in a progression, so that everything... 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

Damascene Pizza

Damascene pizzas

Sep 07, 2014

These pizzas from Damascus are not regionally known as pizzas. In essence, they are nothing but pizzas; they are even very similar to the Neapolitan pizza having the thin dough, and cook exactly like it in a minute or so in a WFO. However, they are not (regionally) known as pizzas but are named individually. This is a picture of the pizzas homemade by me and my wife today.   Damascene... Read More

Kale and Roasted Leek Gratin

Kale and Roasted Leek Gratin

Jan 23, 2013

Here’s a recipe for a hearty winter side dish. I just made this for my family for Christmas, and it seemed to go over well. I know there are folks in some quarters who are sick of kale’s moment in the culinary sun, but I’ve been cooking it for years, and I will keep cooking it, because the stuff is delicious. That said, feel free to substitute any hearty green:... Read More

roasted duck

Slow-Roasted Duck Breast With Rhubarb-Savory Compote

Jan 09, 2013

The bright acidity of rhubarb is a great counterpoint to the meaty richness of duck breast. This is a wonderful dish for the wood oven, because that faint lick of smokiness infused in both the meat and the compote really ties everything together. It’s also very simple, but the depth of flavor will make it seem as if you worked on the dish for hours. Savory is delicious, underused herb... 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 Asparagus With Romesco Sauce

May 11, 2012

This is the last time I’ll say it: Hurray for spring! Without a doubt, asparagus is one of the finest gifts spring has to offer, made all the more sweet by the relatively short time we have with it each year. I know, I know, your supermarket has asparagus all the time. Do me a favor – don’t eat it when it’s not springtime. Asparagus is just one of those... Read More

oven-roasted whitefish

Oven-Roasted Whitefish With Braised Celery Root Remoulade

Mar 19, 2012

Here’s another classic French dish reinterpreted for the wood oven. This is a great one for dining al fresco on the beautiful spring nights that are now upon us (at least in Chicago – go figure). Oven-Roasted Whitefish With Braised Celery Root Remoulade 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseSeafood Oven-Roasted Whitefish With Braised Celery Root Remoulade 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this... Read More

oven roasted shellfish

Oven Roasted Shellfish

Jan 16, 2012

  This is a quick and simple recipe for any combination of shellfish – clams, mussels, etc. Be sure to have lots of crusty bread on hand to help soak up the sauce and juices. Oven Roasted Shellfish 12345 Votes: 2 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseSeafood Oven Roasted Shellfish 12345 Votes: 2 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseSeafood Ingredients 2-4 lbs mussels or... Read More

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