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Wood-Fired Cooking

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Wood-Fired Cooking by Mary Karlin
Hardcover $27.99
Feb 17, 2009 | ISBN 9781580089456

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“A wood fire is always the heart and hearth of a social gathering–I never feel more at home than when I’m cooking over the flames. Mary Karlin’s comprehensive and beautiful book introduces you to one of our most ancient, basic, and satisfying ways to cook.” –Alice Waters, founder and co-owner of Chez Panisse and author of The Art of Simple Food
“In Wood-Fired Cooking, Mary Karlin combines the romance of the fire with practical information and really delicious recipes that are easy to prepare. A surefire hit.” –Joyce Goldstein, chef and author of Back to Square One and Italian Slow and Savory
“Wood-Fired Cooking is sure to inspire and inform the growing leagues of adventurous cooks. Mary Karlin thoroughly–and delightfully–updates the most primitive of all cooking methods, providing plenty of tips, techniques, resources, and tempting recipes. Even if you’ve never imagined yourself advancing beyond backyard grilling, this book will inspire you to delve into the more exciting realms of cooking with live fire.” –Molly Stevens, author of All About Braising
“As one of the most popular instructors at Ramekins, Mary makes outdoor cooking approachable for everyone with her wonderful teaching style. Mary’s book is a must-have guide to the world of wood-fired cooking.” –Lisa Lavagetto, culinary director at Ramekins Sonoma Valley Culinary School

Table Of Contents

Foreword  •  vii
Acknowledgments  •  viii
Introduction  •  1
1.    Cooking with Fire  •  3
2.    Wood-Fired Basics  •  7
3.    Becoming an Efficient Wood-Fire Cook  •  23
4.    Baking Flatbreads and Rustic Artisan Breads   •  30
5.    Wood-Fired Grilling  •  48
6.    Campfire Cooking  •  70
7.    Wood-Fired Roasting  •  88
8.    Clay-Pot and Cast-Iron Oven Cooking  •  108
9.    Baked on the Hearth: Savory Tarts and Galettes  •  128
10.   Low & Slow: Braising to Barbecue  •  142
11.   Wood-Fired Sweets and Desserts  •  160
12.   Wood-Fired Pantry Basics  •  180
Resources  •  193
Bibliography  •  196
Index  •  197

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