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Infused Olive Oils

Feb 02, 2017

Olive oil, one of our most versatile ingredients, comes from the most cultivated tree in the world. It can be used in many different ways and can be transformed into something that will complement a dish, and add more depth of flavor. As you see in this video, I will be demonstrating the basics of infusing extra virgin Olive Oil with other flavors. Once you have mastered the basics,you can... Read More


January 2017 | No. 92; Kissed by Fire eBook, Chef Leo, Porchetta Piada Webisode

Jan 30, 2017

Welcome! Why not ring in the New Year with “Kissed by Fire,” Author Brigit Binns’ wood fired cookbook, now available in our online store! Maestro Pizzaiolo and World Pizza Champ Leo Spizzirri shares one of his “go to” Neapolitan pizza dough recipes, crispier and more browning. Pizza Quest shares a webisode on porchetta piada with Peter Reinhart and David Bravdica…yum! Chef Bart’s hidden gem: Roasted Garlic A la San Francisco... Read More


A Girl and Her Dragon – Marketing Part 2

Jan 25, 2017

This blog is part of a two-part series on how I’ve approached marketing A Girl and Her Dragon Pizza. Last month’s blog ended with an overview of my first tentative foray into catering marketing. I listed the almost disturbing number of promotional items and random surfaces I’ve put my logo on, from t-shirts and tablecloths to tents and aprons (we recently bought two foot by one-foot car magnets as well).... Read More


Wood Fired Pizza Dough Recipe

Jan 01, 2017

I developed this dough with one goal in mind, to deliver an easy and foolproof formula that will become your go-to pizza dough. “If you follow these easy steps, you can make a great artisan pizza crust in your wood fired oven.” – Leo Spizzirri There have been many occasions where people have asked me for my dough recipe and I always respond with the same question, “What type of... Read More


November 2016 | No. 91; Kissed By Fire, The Pig And The Fig, Roasted Chestnuts, Bella Sale

Dec 09, 2016

Welcome! Looking for the perfect holiday gift? We have a few ideas and some inspirational recipes behind them. Kissed by Fire, a new cookbook by acclaimed author Brigit Binns, is almost here! Click Here to get a reminder email when this eBook becomes available. All Brigit’s recipes are baked using a Bella Grande 36 steel pizza oven. If you like what you see, these wonderful ovens are on sale through... Read More

october 2016 newsletter

October 2016 | No. 90; New Cookbook; Wood-Fired Turkey; The Fun Guy Pizza

Dec 06, 2016

Welcome! The holiday season is rapidly approaching and it is time to enjoy some great wood fired cooking. Cookbook Author Brigit announces a new cookbook, tentatively named “Kissed by Fire”, scheduled to be released in December. This cookbook will be available on Kindle and includes updated versions of all 18 recipes on the Community Cookbook plus many more (35 in total)! The holidays are here and a great way to... Read More


A Girl and Her Dragon – Marketing Part I

Dec 01, 2016

This blog is part of a two-part series on how I’ve approached marketing A Girl and Her Dragon Pizza. I apologize for the delay; I’m in the middle of applying to colleges so things have been a bit hectic! I am not what you would call a “natural marketer.” As you can imagine, this small deficiency presents a bit of a problem in a business that requires near constant promotion... Read More


Wood-Roasted Caramelized Brussels’ Sprouts

Nov 04, 2016

Crisp-golden, salt-flecked, and toothsome, these alluring little green gems are the perfect accompaniment to a Thanksgiving or Christmas menu, and they’re user-friendly, too: You can cover and refrigerate the blanched sprouts on a paper towel-lined platter for several hours before finishing them in the hot oven. The halved sprouts must be cooked in one layer, so choose your largest, heaviest skillet. Wood-Roasted Caramelized Brussels’ Sprouts 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0... Read More

september 2016 wood fired newsletter

September 2016 | No. 89; Ricotta-White Anchovy Flatbread; Wood Fired Artichokes; Nicolas Torrent

Oct 10, 2016

Welcome! This month’s wood fired newsletter features a new recipe from Chef Brigit. Also, the winner of our Summer Recipe Contest is announced. Now with over 200 recipes in our Community Cookbook, there are many “hidden gems” that have never been posted in our newsletter; so we decided to introduce “retro-recipe.” Don’t miss a classic wood fired recipe. We are pleased to introduce Chef Nicolas Torrent to our Chef Panel.... Read More



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