The Daily Bread

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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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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Roasted Broccolini

Roasted Broccolini

May 28, 2021

Roasted broccolini are one of the most simple yet flavorful side-dishes.  For certain you will want to make them over and over again all summer long.  Broccolini are a cross between traditional broccoli and Chinese broccoli, and are not to be mistaken for broccoli rabe.  Broccolini are tender, but also perfectly caramelized with crispy florets when roasted in the oven.  Broccolini are a perfect accompaniment to fish, roasted meats, mixed in a plate of pasta, or just simply placed on a crunchy peace of bread.  As all fresh, seasonal produce, broccolini are delicious when prepared with simplicity and fresh, genuine ingredients. Let's get started! 
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Stuffed Zucchini Soufflé

Stuffed Zucchini Soufflé

May 24, 2021

Stuffed zucchini soufflé are not only a perfect side dish, but also a great appetizer.  These small morsels of goodness are simply filled with flavorful sautéed ingredients, as well as a perfect medley of cheese, bacon and eggs.  To make this delicious experience complete, the zucchini are finally baked in the wood-fired oven.  Let's get started!
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Sautéed Beet Greens

Sautéed Beet Greens

May 19, 2021

Don't discard those wonderful greens that grow on top of fresh beets!  Beets are known for their incredibly delicious, deep colored roots, but often the tops are forgotten and waisted.  This simple recipe will transform this tender, delicate green, into a delicious side dish perfect for just about any meal.  Let's get started!
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Spaghetti with Red Drum

Spaghetti with Red Drum

May 12, 2021

There is just nothing like being rewarded with a beautiful fish caught from a kayak on the shores of the inter-coastal waterway.  This time it was a Red Drum or Red Fish.  To transform the fish into a mouthwatering dish, we simply diced the fillets, and accompanied them with cherry tomatoes and other fresh goodies.  With some magic of the wood-fired oven it resulted into a mouthwatering plate of spaghetti.  What a crazy power the sense of taste has!  When eating this dish, the symphony of flavors simply transported us to the seacoast of Italy on a warm summer day.  Let's get started!
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Porrata

Porrata

May 06, 2021

Today the star of our meal will be PORRATA, which is a flavorful, ancient and rustic Tuscan dish where leeks and bacon are married into a symphony of delicious, nostalgic flavors that remind you of home. Mentions of Porrata are found in ancient culinary manuscripts as far back as the 1300s.  Stretched dough lines the pan which is then layered with bacon (pancetta), as well as leeks coated in whisked eggs.  Our Porrata is then baked to perfection in the wood-fired oven.  Definitely a very simple, yet delicious and pure comfort food which is brought to a whole new level when served with a fresh tossed salad.  Let's get started!
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Roasted Beets

Roasted Beets

April 29, 2021

Beets are a common root vegetable loaded with wonderful properties, and simply brought to a whole new, and delicious level with just a few easy steps.  Many express a dislike for this stunning red vegetable, but when correctly prepared it becomes a mouthwatering dish that can be enjoyed raw as well as roasted, boiled, sautéed, or even stewed.  Today our beets will be roasted in the Mangiafuoco Home Gas Pizza Oven.  Let's get started!
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