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Spicy Boiled Peanuts

Spicy Boiled Peanuts

August 04, 2021

Spicy Boiled Peanuts are a must to prepare when one finds a stand at the market with perfectly fresh, green peanuts.  We simply placed them in a terra-cotta pot, seasoned them with Cajun spices, added some heat from cayenne peppers, and sea salt.  After several hours of gentle simmering inside the wood-fired oven, the most delicious, soft and flavorful boiled peanuts were ready to be enjoyed by the entire family.  Let's get started! 
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Creamed Zucchini Soup

Creamed Zucchini Soup

July 30, 2021

Creamed Zucchini Soup, or in Italian Vellutata di Zucchini, is a perfect way to transform a humble and overgrown zucchini into a delicious and velvety, creamy soup.  This is just one simple way to make some culinary magic in the wood-fired oven with this versatile vegetable during the summer months.  Let's get started!  
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Fish Patties - Polpette di Pesce

Fish Patties - Polpette di Pesce

July 28, 2021

Fish patties are a simple and quick way to prepare mouthwatering morsels of goodness when fresh fish is available.  How satisfying to catch a beautiful Red Drum and then immediately prepare the fillets with fresh aromatics and elevate the patties to a whole new level of goodness when baked directly in the wood-fired oven.  Let's get started!
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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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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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