After the pizza party or after the bread baking - when your oven is slowly cooling down - that's when this beautiful Pentola enters the scene. Cook dried beans, short ribs, soup, stews, anything that requires low and slow.
Terracotta is an ancient method of cooking, and ideal for cooking slow and at low temperatures. It encourages an exchange of flavors, enhances aromas and imparts special taste to food by distributing heat in a uniform and gradual way.
Made in Italy, these pots show individual characteristics of very fine "cracks" called "crazing" or "veining." This is not a defect, but a characteristic of flame resistant terracotta, allowing for the micro-vapors of steam to be released evenly into the food during cooking.
Measuring 9" tall and 11.5 inches at its widest point, this deep red cooking vessel is the classic Italian "dutch oven".
This method of cooking has been used for producing some of the most delectable and delicious cuisine in Italy since before early Roman times. And as we all know the Italians certainly know a thing or two about excellent food. Terracotta pots for stew, bean, sauce, potato, bread and roasting pots for meats and veggies.
These cast iron side dishes are made in America, durable and affordably priced. Measuring 6"x1", both side dishes are already "seasoned" and ready to cook. Made of solid cast iron and very well formed. Cooking in cast iron helps caramelize your food creations. You'll love the way it performs.
Handsomely designed and the handles on each side are equipped with a hole in middle so the dishes can be retrieved with a pan hook or hung in the kitchen.
ALSO! Here are the perfect Magentic Trivets for this set. The trivets adhere perfectly to these side dishes, and follow them anywhere to protect your table.
If you've ever said... "I wish I would have invented that." Well this one is that idea for Frankie G.
This trivet so convenient and the PERFECT match for our Cast Iron Side Dishes. Just pull your cast iron from the oven, and set it on the trivet. Viola! The trivet magnetically adheres to the cast iron and follows it any where it gets set - to protect your table or counter surface from the scorching heat.
Here's the benefits:
A ceramic casuella is the traditional way to cook in a woodfired oven. These casuellas are exclusively made for FGpizza, by artisan Bill Funkhouser, of Terra Forno Pottery!
Since this ceramic beauty can be fragile, we have chosen to offer a more convenient size for small - to moderate size recipes. Since each casuella is hand-crafted, no two are exactly alike. Each measures approximately 7 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall, holding about 10 fluid ounces.
The glaze is food safe. The clay is fired to a point where it is almost vitreous so the clay can absorb a small amount of water. This pottery is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe, but we suggest hand washing to preserve the quality and life of the casuella. The color of the casuella will evolve over time with use, cooking, and washing.
Since it is made of clay, it will break if mishandled. One should not soak them in water before use. Like our Pedestal Bowl, the glaze is food safe.
We have a great video using these casuellas in our woodfired oven... check out our Warmed Olives & Goat Cheese Dip.
Here's how it works: Your Wood-fired Oven is hot and you've just made a pizza or two for your guests - to take away the hunger. Now for the main coarse, you roast some veggies, make a salad, and rake some coals forward from the back/side of your oven toward the oven opening. Place your Tuscan Grill on top, and grill your steaks, veggies, bread... anything!
It can be used over a campfire or in your fireplace. The Tuscan Grill has plenty of room for grilling vegetables, meats, fish etc. with 196 square inches of cooking surface.
The grill has a height of 4" with the legs, which can be used directly over hot coals. Without the legs you can lay it on a conventional chrome-plated or enamel pan to produce tack-sharp, well defined grill marks.
Cast iron construction
14" x 14" grill surface, 4" high legs
Our stainless steel pan is light-weight, with great heat transferring qualities. Use for paella (of coarse), but also can be used for so much more...
Roast potatoes, vegetables, meats, sauces, shellfish, etc. Get creative and fill with a 1" layer of rock salt and make Frankie G's Clam Casino appetizer for your guests.
Our paella pan is more durable than using ceramic and Pyrex cookware. (I never liked putting glass material in the oven with the fear of it breaking and leaving glass chips for my next pizza...). Although I love to cook with cast iron, this pan is lighter in weight and transfers heat from your oven floor better. The handles also allow it to be maneuvered much easier within and outside the oven.
If you would like to see this pan in action, check out our
Roasted Cauliflower video on our Woodfired Appetizer Page.
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From the Wood-Fired Oven: New and Traditional Techniques for Cooking and Baking with Fire
Frankie G's note: To me, this is the most comprehensive and "complete" book about baking, cooking, and using a woodfired oven. We are really proud to offer this to our FGpizza family...
In the past twenty years, interest in wood-fired ovens has increased dramatically in the United States and abroad, but most books focus on how to bake bread or pizza in an oven. From the Wood-Fired Oven offers many more techniques for home and artisan bakers—from baking bread and making pizza to recipes on how to get as much use as possible out of a single oven firing, from the first live-fire roasting to drying wood for the next fire.
From the Wood-Fired Oven offers a new take on traditional techniques for professional bakers, but is simple enough to inspire any nonprofessional baking enthusiast. Leading baker and instructor Richard Miscovich wants people to use their ovens to fulfill the goal of maximum heat utilization. Readers will find methods and techniques for cooking and baking in a wood-fired oven in the order of the appropriate temperature window. What comes first—pizza, or pastry? Roasted vegetables or a braised pork loin? Clarified butter or beef jerky? In addition to an extensive section of delicious formulas for many types of bread, readers will find chapters on:
Appendices include oven-design recommendations, a sample oven temperature log, Richard's baker's percentages, proper care of a sourdough starter, and more. . . .
This contemporary collection of more than 100 recipes from chef-instructor Mary Karlin covers the range of wood-fired cooking options available to home cooks. From flame-licked Plank-Roasted Porterhouse or Grilled Naan to a hearth-baked Milanese Risotto, Leek, and Asparagus Tart or Warm Chocolate-Chipotle Cakes, Karlin's unassuming yet refined kitchen sensibility shines through in every dish. With a vast knowledge of terrific ingredients, the diverse flavor characteristics of hardwoods, and the best live-fire techniques and equipment now available, Karlin is a passionate advocate for this growing trend.
Her globally inspired Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, American, and North African recipes for cooking over live flame and embers are paired with contributions from Peter Reinhart, Bruce Aidells, Deborah Madison, and other fired-up chefs. Whether you're a seasoned barbecue expert or you just bought your first bag of lump charcoal, WOOD-FIRED COOKING will have you stoking appetites in no time.
There are lots of thermometers out there... but this one causes less clutter. Use the Laser to measure the temperature of your oven, then use the probe to measure the temperature of your foods and bread! The Probe folds against the handle, and swings out only when you need it. (Remember, if bread loaves are not cooked fully, they will result in a doughy loaf. I bake my bread to at least 205 degrees.)
Our Laser/Probe combo thermometer quickly and accurately measures surface temperatures and internal meat temperatures for perfect cooking results every time. The Laser targeting feature pinpoints exact temperature without touching the surface of your oven, pan, BBQ or utensil - and the stainless steel Probe is used to take internal temperatures. Also features an easy to read backlit LCD temperature readout.
* Measures temperatures from -76ºf - 932ºf.
* Laser technology measures temperature quickly
* Stainless Steel probe takes temperatures internally
* Easy to read LCD
* Includes two AA batteries
Measurements: 6.75" x 2.75" x 1.5". When probe is extended it's 10.25" long.
You can see this thermometer demonstrated in our Bread Baking video located on the FG Instructional Video's page.
View a video on how these work on our Roasted Bell Pepper Woodfired Appetizer Video page.
Two gloves measuring 18" long are included. Soft and pliable for an easy grasp but long and thick enough to protect your forearm and hand from the heat.
But when one bubble wants to grow big enough to take over the entire pizza... it needs to be tamed.
This is the perfect tool to pop those big bubbles that can form on your pizza while cooking. Check out our FG Video page to watch a video on how it works.
The secret is to "POP" and "drag"...
This simple little tool can be used as a "hook" to retrieve baking pans and trays. It's really useful.
Made in AMERICA of Stainless Steel - about 30 inches long.
Through 272 pages, 182 photographs, and six chapters, you'll learn the history of these fascinating and enduring ovens, follow a typical two-day workshop in detail, then explore the various oven shapes, types and building methods to select your own. A clear, unbiased investigation of oven types does not exist in print--until now. Throughout, myths are dispelled, little-known tips provided and results-oriented methods explained. Far too much mystery has surrounded true artisan baking. Not here.
How about an authentic Neapolitan pizza baked for ninety seconds on a 750 degree hearth? This book shows you how.
From theory to practical, hands-on techniques, from ingredients to equipment, from wild to commercial yeasts, hearth breads to sweet breads, from preparing to firing and baking, you'll gather the information you need to make genuine artisan breads in a wood fired environment--or even in a home oven. This is exactly the kind of detailed look at real hand-made breads that is not available anywhere else. We know, we checked.
This is a book of method, not hundreds of bewildering recipes. As we tell our students, once you master the recipes in Tools Are Made, Born Are Hands, you will have the ability to approach any formula with confidence, whether you have a wood fired oven or not.
Tools Are Made, Born Are Hands is available in pdf format that can be read with Adobe Reader, Adobe Digital Editions (both free programs) or on most book readers. The PDF file will be emailed to you. If you require a copy on CD, please make that notation within FG pizza's checkout system. Once downloaded, this item may not be returned. Please note, tax will be charged for CD Books for California residents.
Using screens allow one to easily maneuver uncooked pizzas throughout the kitchen and into the oven with ease.
Also, if the hearth is too hot, use a screen to start baking your pie, then remove the pizza from the screen and let it finish on the hearth.
To see the screen close up, please click HERE
You can see screens demonstrated on our FG Videos page.
Each pizza tray has the traditional 1" raised, wide-rim on the circumference and a rolled edge. Each pizza serving tray is made from hard 18 gauge aluminum. Imported
Each pizza tray has the traditional 1" raised wide-rim on the circumference and a rolled edge. Each pizza serving tray is made from hard 18 gauge aluminum. Imported
Looftlighter Electric Lighter & Firestarter allows you to start your fires clean and quick without use of chemicals.
The Looftlighter is the perfect unit for starting oven fires and will ignite fires in a matter of seconds.
The patented hot airstream process eliminates the chemical taste or harmful fumes compared to using lighter fluid.
The Looftlighter does not throw flames, but instead blows a hot airstream at 1256 degrees Fahrenheit. The Looftlighter is fully equipped with a safety casing that cools to the touch within a few seconds after use.
To use, simply plug the Looftlighter's 10-foot cord into a wall socket, and touch the nose of the lighter to your paper. In about 15 seconds sparks will appear. At this point, withdraw the Looftlighter by 3-6 inches and continue heating the same spot. In about 1 minute, you will have a roaring fire and can get back to your food preparation. This tool is a must the wood fired oven chef.
THIS VIDEO IS REAL-TIME, take a look.