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Bacon Braised Hare with Leeks

Feb 17, 2021

This recipe comes from Chef John Livera. He loves hosting dinner parties and using his custom-tiled Vesuvio wood fired oven as the star of the show. Hare (or rabbit)* is a very mild, tender, lean meat that takes on many of the flavors it is cooked with. It is full of protein, low in fat, and low in cholesterol, making it a very healthy option that really elevates the meal.... Read More

zucchini and roasted red pepper pizza

Zucchini and Roasted Red Pepper Pizza With White Wine Cream Sauce

Jul 31, 2012

First off, I need to give credit where it’s due: The idea for this pizza is lifted from Pizza Orgasmica in San Francisco. When my wife and I lived in the Bay Area, the Ecstasy, as it’s called on their menu, was our favorite pie of theirs, and it led me to mess around with creating a white wine cream sauce recipe so I could mimic it at home. I... Read More

potato radicchio thyme pizza

Potato, Roasted Radicchio and Thyme Pizza With White Wine Cream Sauce

Jul 23, 2012

Here is the second installment in what I have taken to calling My Own Personal Pizza Month here at the Forno Bravo online cookbook. For brevity’s sake, I’m only going to talk pizza construction in this article. Potato, Roasted Radicchio and Thyme Pizza With White Wine Cream Sauce 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CoursePizza Servings 4 pizzas Servings 4 pizzas Potato, Roasted Radicchio and... 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

chicken a la toscana

Grilled Chicken a la Toscana Cooked Under Bricks

Dec 30, 2011

Grilled Chicken a la Toscana Cooked Under Bricks 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseMeat And Poultry Grilled Chicken a la Toscana Cooked Under Bricks 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseMeat And Poultry Ingredients 1 small chicken 3- 3 1/2 lbs, preferably free range 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced 2 sprigs thyme and rosemary olive oil for rubbing Kosher... Read More

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