You’ve taken the plunge and invested in a wood-fired oven. You’re ready to cook delicious cuts of fire-kissed meat, but the wood-fired oven is a tough piece of equipment to master. They lack perfect temperature control, like a kitchen oven. And working with thick cuts of meat is something new to gas and charcoal grill veterans. A. Cort Sinnes, author of five books on outdoor cooking and a longtime patio living expert at Sunset magazine, unravels the secrets of using a wood-fired oven in 25 techniques, each of which is accompanied by a delectably recipe--from a leg of lamb to a side of salmon to a whole roast turkey and beyond. His book is a reliable and useful primer for new owners of wood-fired ovens.
A. Cort Sinnes, "the King of the Gas Grill", is an award-winning author of more than 20 books including the Grilling Book, The New Gas Grill Gourmet, and the Grilling Encyclopedia. He also contributes to Fine Cooking and Cook's Illustrated. Sinnes lives in Napa, California.