Archive for March, 2015

Roasted Olives with Citrus and Herbs — this is my go-to appetizer for entertaining.  It’s so easy to have ready in minutes when guests arrive and people are always pleasantly surprised by how delicious something so simple can be.  The heat from the Wood Stone Home oven gives the olives a flavor boost while citrus, herbs and pepper flakes add great aroma and a little kick.  

-Chef Ann

Mar. 162015

Wood Stone at the CIA


Chefs Frank, Ann and Mike

I’ll be helping the Wood Stone Team at the Culinary Institute of America’s Worlds of Flavor conference in April again this year at their beautiful Greystone campus in Napa Valley, California.  Asia and the Theater of World Menus is the theme so we have had fun creating some Asian inspired recipes such as Tea Smoked Duck Breast with Roasted Cherry Sauce and Char Siu Pizza with Hoisin BBQ Sauce.

There are 7 pieces of Wood Stone commercial equipment at this outpost of the CIA which get plenty of use in helping to train the chefs of tomorrow.  Included in the lineup are two Mountain Series ovens and a Bistro 4343…the same ovens found at Wood Stone Home!


-Chef Ann






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