Firing Up Our New Pizza Oven

September 6, 2013 | By | Comments (5)

Pizza party! Tina and Thomas Keller and Margo True toast our new pizza oven with potato pizza (Bianca Pizza) and sparkling wine in Sunset’s test garden.

A couple of weeks ago it was Trial by Fire time as I ramped up my minimal fire-building skills in order to cure our new Forno Bravo Primavera 60 pizza oven. I’m happy to report that after that first day, it got loads easier. So much so that my colleague Margo True, Sunset’s food editor, and I went on to cook a 5-course dinner from the oven.

The first course: pizza! We decided to go for a potato one as a play on meat and potatoes, because our main course was hanger steak. With the oven at 800°, it cooked in just a few minutes. The pizza crust came out crisp and blistered on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, and the thinly sliced potatoes, onions, and gouda cheese melted into the top. With a sprinkling of sea salt and some fresh rosemary, it was pretty amazing.

Want to try it? Even if you don’t have a pizza oven, you can make Bianca Pizza on the grill. As for the rest of the five courses, they’ll be part of Sunset’s Great Outdoors Cookbook, available next spring.










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  3. John

    Wow, that all sounds incredible but the pizza really doesn’t look good and the oven is all sooty. I might be picky because I cater with a real Italian oven and have a commercial grade model in my kitchen just like the pros use – Prima 120 by Mugnaini. I wouldn’t want to serve a 5-course meal out of anything else.

    February 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm
  4. Pilon

    Hi .. i see you have a great post ! i hope you could make another one like this .. keep posting then How to build a pizza oven .

    December 6, 2013 at 7:13 pm
  5. Tina Keller

    Can’t wait for the Great Outdoors Cookbook to come out. I got a Kettle Pizza accessory for my Weber to hold me over in the meantime.

    September 10, 2013 at 9:09 am

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