I’d love to say that I had a wonderful pizza oven like this in my backyard. I’m not even sure that our yard is big enough to handle a wood fired oven that generated that much heat. I’m fascinated by the art of cooking in a wood fired oven. Yes, I long to bake a pizza this way, but there’s more than pizza that you can do. I recently watched an episode of Jamie Oliver where he made a delectable pork roast and balsamic roasted potatoes. When the fire cools down some after the pizzas are cooked, you can throw in a a chicken or a big pan of veggies. I want to do this!
Yes, we’ve done a mini experiment cooking over a wood fire in our tiny indoor fireplace. So far we’ve done pizza a few times and a few steaks. It’s so flavorful and I wish we had a larger fireplace and colder weather to justify lighting a fire in the house!
I will cook a pizza in a real outdoor pizza oven. I’ll learn how best to build the fire, experiment with roasts and steaks and vegetables and you just may be invited to dinner-in Italy that is. Stay tuned!