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Woodfired Roast Chicken with Hasselback Potatoes

May 24, 2018, 11:00 am

Can anything beat Woodfired Roast Chicken with Hasselback Potatoes?? Roast chicken is my all time favourite dinner and to have it cooked in the woodfired oven just takes it to another level. The meat stays deliciously moist, the skin takes on a great colour, a fab crispiness and a hint… Read more »

Woodfired Lahmacun

May 17, 2018, 6:00 am

Woodfired Lahmacun Woodfired Lahmacun (or Turkish Pizza) is this week's Woodfired Weekly on our Youtube Channel. It's a meal in itself, with spicy lamb, cooked veggies and fresh chillies on top of chewy soft bread. The ground sumac adds a citrussy flavour… Read more »

Woodfired Hot Smoked Salmon

May 10, 2018, 6:00 am

Woodfired Hot Smoked Salmon Woodfired hot smoked salmon is truly delicious as it is a real show stopper of a dish. Hot smoking some fish in your oven is a great way to use it because it won’t take so long as setting up a cold smoker. Traditionally you would… Read more »

Woodfired Scallops with Garlic and Parsley

May 3, 2018, 6:00 am

Woodfired Scallops with Garlic and Parsley baked in their shells are a classic. The shells make such a great container and they are easy to prepare in advance. We’ll get them ready on the baking sheet and put… Read more »

Woodfired South Indian Fish Curry

April 26, 2018, 6:00 am

  Our Woodfired South Indian Fish Curry is inspired by our travels in India. Travelling is a great way for us of finding out about a culture, its food, its people and its history. This is… Read more »

Brixham Ladies Forum at Manna from Devon

April 24, 2018, 4:19 pm

We had a fab day last week hosting the Brixham Ladies Forum at Manna from Devon. 25 of them arrived for a very jovial morning and cookery dem followed by lunch of what we made. Here's what we did - Manna from Devon Carrot Cake Carrot… Read more »

Woodfired Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie

April 19, 2018, 6:00 am

Woodfired Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie??! When we cook pastry in the woodfired oven, it is always a surprise to our woodfired cookery students. But if we can do flatbreads and pizzas, why not pastry? It stays crispy and short, no soggy bottoms here. It also stretches us to be… Read more »

Essential woodfired equipment

April 16, 2018, 5:08 pm

After last week's blog , we thought some information on essential woodfired equipment might be useful. If you are going to cook successfully with your oven, there are some bits of essential woodfired equipment you need. You will find everything we've listed will make things easy and efficient.  It can… Read more »

Woodfired Salt & Pepper Squid

April 12, 2018, 7:00 am

Often students on our wood fired cooking courses or fish courses will be reluctant to try squid saying they don’t like them as they are too rubbery. With a little encouragement, they are converted and say… Read more »

Where to site your woodfired oven

April 10, 2018, 6:40 pm

With spring finally starting to have sprung, lots of people are looking at buying woodfired ovens and one of the most important things to consider is where to site your woodfired oven. Here’s some of the advice we pass on to our students on our woodfired courses for making the… Read more »