Dungeness crab has been hard to come by this year, so when I finally decided to splurge on some, I wanted to do something special. In my mind, that of course means using the Wood Stone Home oven. Former Wood Stone Home chef Laura Dewell and I bought some live crabs at Taylor Shellfish in […]

Jul. 92015

Wood Stone Tuna

Knowing how well the Wood Stone home oven cooks steak, with a beautiful char on the outside while still medium rare on the inside, I decided to apply that to sushi-grade tuna. I just got a cast iron skillet smoking hot, seasoned the tuna and cooked it for about one minute on each side. Then […]

Jul. 12015

Tapas Party Videos

It’s the beginning of summer and a great time for casual entertaining and catching up with friends. Choose three or four easy tapas-style appetizers, ask a few friends to drop by, open some wine and gather around the Wood Stone Home oven for a relaxing and delicious evening. With salmon season in full swing, BBQ […]

A few of us from the Wood Stone team enjoyed a great dinner at Osteria La Madia in Chicago last month which included many mouthwatering dishes out of the Wood Stone Mt Baker 6′ stone hearth oven such as Fire Roasted Suckling Pig and Fire Roasted Crispy Artichokes. It was the pizzas however, which really grabbed […]

Jun. 302015

Great Pizza Wines

Classic wine pairings for pizza are usually fruity wines with high acidity to balance the natural acidity in tomato sauce and to help cut the fat in the melted cheese. Barbera, the varietal traditionally grown in the Piedmont region of Italy is a nearly perfect traditional pizza wine. Its low tannin structure is also key, […]

Another successful Father’s Day BBQ is in the books!  This year, we hosted our family for a day of swimming and eating, courtesy of Wood Stone Home.  There were ribs, burgers, salmon, dogs, brats, and a myriad of salads; I could feed a small army with my leftovers alone!  However, you know what I don’t […]

This weekend we had some friends over for a Wood Stone BBQ. They had never seen our Wood Stone Home oven in action, and after hearing me singing its praises, wanted to see what it could do. While they were impressed by the pizza and proteins it produced, they were amazed by the simple skillet cornbread […]

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, […]

Mar. 162015

Wood Stone at the CIA

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 […]

Many roasted pumpkin recipes have flavor profiles that are a little too sweet for my taste.  I roasted some the other night with Harissa butter and the hot and savory spices were a delicious counterpart to sweetness of the pumpkin. Be sure to use a sugar pumpkin; there are many varieties available in the markets […]

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