25 Essentials (Hardcover)

Techniques for Wood-Fired Ovens: Every Technique Paired with a Recipe

By A. Cort Sinnes

Harvard Common Press, 9781558328853, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2018

List Price: 18.99*
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Master of backyard cooking A. Cort Sinnes presents 25 sure-fire techniques for cooking with a wood-fired oven, each introduced by a delectable, smoke-infused recipe—including breads and pizzas, fish, poultry, meats, vegetables, and sides. Mouthwatering photography with every recipe provides incentive to fire up.

Succulent, smoky, and sublime. Wood-fired ovens are all about enjoyment: enjoying the process of cooking with them and enjoying the deeply flavorful results. This essential guide to cooking with both white and black fire ovens teaches you to embrace and master the unpredictability of wood-fired cooking.

An introduction provides the basics of cooking in a wood-fired oven, including the types of ovens available, general guidelines, cooking temperatures and times, a guide to what accessories to have on hand, and tips on safety. Then move right on to impressing your guests with these amazing dishes and more:

  • Pizza Bianca
  • Swordfish Fillets Wrapped in Prosciutto
  • Whole Roasted Butterflied Turkey
  • Cowboy Steak with Whiskey Sauce
  • Smashed New Potatoes with Miso Mayonnaise

Turn your wood-fired oven into an indispensable tool in your outdoor cooking arsenal with this must-have reference.

About the Author

A. Cort Sinnes, "the King of the Gas Grill", is an award-winning author of more than 20 books including the Grilling Book, The New Gas Grill Gourmet, and the Grilling Encyclopedia. He also contributes to Fine Cooking and Cook's Illustrated. Sinnes lives in Napa, California.