The Daily Bread

Fig Risotto with Camembert & Speck

Fig Risotto with Camembert & Speck

July 21, 2021

While enjoying dinner outdoors during the warm summer months, we picked plump, sweet figs from our tree, and decided to make a delicious fig risotto inside the gas Pizza Oven.  The result was a perfect symphony of flavors when Camembert, figs, toasted walnuts and crispy prosciutto were magically united.  The secret to a perfect risotto is what in Italian we call "MANTECARE".  The starch of the rice is vigorously mixed with a cold fat right at the very end of preparing this iconic Italian dish, which results into a perfectly creamy experience.  Let's get started!
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Decadent Grilled Peaches

Decadent Grilled Peaches

July 16, 2021

Summer months offer one of our very favorite fruits.  With their juicy and intense flavor, they are not only delicious when picked and savored directly from the tree, but become a magical culinary symphony for the senses when grilled on a hot griddle.  The sear marks are beautiful for the eye and the heat of the oven brings the intense peach flavor to an entirely new level.  Served with vanilla ice cream, this dish will certainly make its way back to your kitchen table over and over again.  Let's get started!
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Zoë's Blueberry Muffins

Zoë's Blueberry Muffins

July 13, 2021

Our dear friend Zoë is a baking wizard and makes the most incredible baked goods.  Today we decided to bake her deliciously moist and equally crumbly blueberry muffins.  This recipe is to die for!  We followed her instructions step by step and baked in the Gusto wood-fired oven and the result was incredible!  Run, don't walk to her RECIPE!! 
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Pear and Ricotta Crostata

Pear and Ricotta Crostata

July 09, 2021

When pears are in season, in no time at all one can easily prepare this decadent, and delicious tart.  In a tart shell the fanned out pears are laid and nestled in a creamy ricotta base, covered with sliced almonds and baked to perfection in the wood-fired oven.  Let's get started!
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Grilled Zucchini

Grilled Zucchini

July 08, 2021

Grilled zucchini are a perfect vegetable to enjoy when they are in season.  With just a few simple steps a delicious, healthy and full of flavor side dish is prepared in no time at all directly inside the pizza oven.  Perfect when layered on a crunchy slice of bread, delicious when added to a sandwich, simply amazing when placed on a pizza bianca, or tossed in a cold pasta salad.  Enjoy!
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Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket

July 01, 2021

A backyard party without a platter full of pigs in a blanket just doesn't seem complete.  As the wood-fired oven is preheating to 400°F, wrap each hotdog with a blanket of fancy puff-pastry, brush lightly with egg-wash, and pop them in the oven.  The result will be a pan full of flaky, elegant and delicious morsels of goodness.  Let's get started! 
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Glimpse wood fire oven before the pizza

The Pizza Oven vs. the Grill for Making Pizza

June 24, 2021

A BBQ grill can be a handy addition to any backyard environment, but, where it comes to making homemade pizza, your grill isn’t likely to offer you the most benefit in terms of health, flavor, temperature, or cooking experience. Join us as we compare the benefits of a pizza oven vs. grill.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

June 22, 2021

Roasted Brussels Sprouts must be one of our very favorite dishes to serve as a side dish, tossed with pasta, or even simply placed on slices of toasted bread.  Quick, easy and bursting with flavor especially when roasted in a wood-fired oven.  Perfect as a vegetarian dish or delicious when tossed with bacon, this tiny, round vegetable will most certainly become a favorite at your kitchen table.  Let's get started!
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Stella Napoletana

Stella Napoletana

June 17, 2021

A Star shaped PIZZA is just an original way to prepare and present this globally famous, and most loved Italian staple in a slightly different way.  No doubt that the Stella di Napoli will most certainly be a show stopper, when the piping hot Pizza Star is pulled out of the wood-fired oven.  With just a few slits and a little pinching, we can elevate this iconic Neapolitan dish to a new level and totally make it shine.  Let's get started!
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Pizza con Patate e Funghi

Pizza con Patate e Funghi

June 11, 2021

There is something so refreshing about a classic white pizza.  Rustic, flavorful, and perfectly delicious.  Slices of potatoes, mushrooms and sausage will be the stars of the show.  So simple, yet incredibly packed with so much flavor!   Let's get started!
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Pennoni with Sausage and Porcini

Pennoni with Sausage and Porcini

June 09, 2021

Pennoni with Italian sausage and porcini mushrooms, is a pasta dish that will certainly make its way back to the table over and over again.  A true symphony of flavors is experienced when the pennoni are tossed in a rich and hearty tomato sauce, slowly cooked in the pizza oven as it is slowly married with porcini and Italian sausage.  Let's get started!
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Pane Arabo

Pane Arabo

June 02, 2021

Pane Arabo is one of those wonderful meals that reminds us of home in Italy. Mysteriously food is capable to transport us to specific times or places, and for us to our friends' restaurant, the Bottega in Grezzano.  Warm, precious memories are evoked of times spent together sitting around the table eating, and enjoying each others company.  Such a simple yet magical process of watching the dough hit the heat of the oven floor, while waiting with expectation for the magic to happen.  What excitement when the stretched dough quickly and magically blows up into a perfect round dome filled with hot steam.  The best part is when it is transformed and cut into crunchy wedges filled with melted mozzarella, and layered with fresh mixed greens and Prosciutto Crudo.  Don't forget a good dusting of cayenne pepper and a generous drizzle of olive oil.  Certainly an experience you will never forget.  Let's get started!
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