Braised Short Ribs - Costolette Brasate

Braised Short Ribs - Costolette Brasate

July 19, 2019

Braised short ribs are a rich and delicious secondo, an entree that will satisfy any meat lovers' palate. Baked in the wood-fired oven this dish will certainly become a favorite, elegant and delicious comfort food. So how do we prepare this recipe?
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Tian Provençal

Tian Provençal

July 11, 2019

A timeless and masterful cartoon gave rebirth to an ancient French dish - Tian Provençal. There are in fact two classic French dishes made with similar ingredients. One is Ratatouille Niçoise, and the other Tian Provençal. Today we will prepare a beautiful and delicious Tian Provençal, the one we have come to know and love as "Ratatouille".
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Swiss Chards - Contorno di Bietole

Swiss Chards - Contorno di Bietole

June 17, 2019

Swiss Chards, fresh bietole are a quick and delicious side dish perfect to accompany any meal. This vegetarian CONTORNO is even better when sprinkled with fresh lemon juice and a good drizzle of olive oil. Perfect also when placed on a toasted slice of bread called bruschetta.
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Giulia's Piselli alla Fiorentina - Florentine Peas

Giulia's Piselli alla Fiorentina - Florentine Peas

June 13, 2019

Piselli alla Fiorentina are one of those delicious, simple and loved comfort foods of the Florentine cuisine. Certainly a timeless side dish that is even better the day after. Ideally freshly shelled peas bought at the local open market are the optimum choice, but even good quality frozen peas will result in a great dish.  Peas accompanied by pancetta, a little garlic, fresh parsley, salt to taste and a little sugar are all you need!  
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Schiacciata with Delicious Toppings

Schiacciata with Delicious Toppings

May 29, 2019

SCHIACCIATA is an Italian flat bread sold in every bakery across Tuscany, but more specifically around the Florence area. In other parts of the peninsula, amongst many other names, it is also called focaccia. Schiacciata is simply made from flour, water, yeast and salt.  While still piping hot and fresh from the oven it is then drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with good quality course sea salt and cut into slices. Today we will make schiacciate with some delicious toppings. 
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Thai Red Curry Chicken

Thai Red Curry Chicken

May 23, 2019

Quickly put together, this most flavorful Thai Red Curry Chicken recipe will most certainly become a family favorite. Simply stir-fry the vegetables, and add the chicken to the red curry paste and coconut milk sauce. Allow the flavors to marry and in no time at all, these mouthwatering and colorful ingredients are ready to be poured over a helping of fluffy Jasmine rice. 
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Shakshuka

Shakshuka

April 10, 2019

Shakshuka is a delicious and simple vegetarian dish made all around the Mediterranean world. Although there are some variations to how it is prepared, this rustic dish consists of tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers and spices in which you nestle and poach fresh eggs. Accompanied by some toasted bread or Pita bread this dish is certain to become a welcomed comfort food for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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Roasted Vegetable Medley

Roasted Vegetable Medley

April 03, 2019

There is just nothing better than a roasted vegetable medley prepared with the natural heat of a wood-fired oven. Perfectly roasted and beautifully caramelized these morsels of goodness are perfect as a vegetarian side dish, mixed and tossed with pasta, accompanied by a bowl of rice or simply placed on top of a good slice of hardy home baked bread. 
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Grilled Elotes - Mexican Street Corn

Grilled Elotes - Mexican Street Corn

April 03, 2019

Although we normally cook Mediterranean food inside our Fontana gas and wood-fired fired ovens, we decided for a change to make Elotes. Typical to Mexico this  beloved, grilled street food is served at small stands on the street corners.  
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Savory Pastries

Savory Pastries

March 20, 2019

Today we are in for a delicious treat as we will prepare two savory pastries filled with cheese and veggies. Baked to perfection in the Fontana wood-fired oven these pastries quickly become an elegant dish and even more complete when accompanied by a fresh mixed salad.
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Cauliflower Pasta

Cauliflower Pasta

February 27, 2019

There are so many ways to prepare this beautiful head of white florets.  Always a very pleasant surprise to the palate.  Roasted in the oven and married with pasta it will become a mouthwatering and satisfying primo. Quick and easy in preparation, and sure to satisfy a hungry crowd. 
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Stuffed Onions - Cipolle Ripiene

Stuffed Onions - Cipolle Ripiene

February 26, 2019

Today we are in for a delicious treat made with humble ingredients. Onions are the star and they will be stuffed with simple ingredients, baked and served as a mouthwatering side dish perfect for any occasion. Did you know that a famous french chef referred to the onion as "the truffle of the people"?
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