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Manna from Devon Cooking School

Our Perfect Woodfired Christmas Turkey

December 22, 2017, 12:41 pm

Tis the season to be jolly and we find, as long as we've done as much prep as possible, it's a very jolly time of year indeed. Here's our we roast our woodfired turkey - We brine our turkey… Read more »

Mulled Wine From Our Wood Fired Oven

December 20, 2017, 3:58 pm

The latest instalment in our wood fired advent calendar is a batch of mulled wine from the wood fired oven. We're using the oven like a hob here which is great as it clears the hob in  your kitchen of a boiling pan and stops your kitchen getting steamed up.… Read more »

A taste of the Mediterranean

December 14, 2017, 2:25 pm

We’ve teamed up with Villa Plus this year to rustle up some Mediterranean inspired dishes that you could cook if you head out to one of their self-catering villas in 15 European destinations. Here’s our recipe for Xante-style slow-cooked Octopus which we cooked in the falling heat of our woodfired… Read more »

Woodfired travels #2 for the Morso

November 24, 2017, 11:13 am

Our final recipe from our woodfired day with our Morso Forno and Nick Hook at Lyme Bay Winery. A little out of kilter; yes I know 2 comes after 1 and not 5 but that's how we travel, a bit randomly. This one's a pumpkin dish so great as a… Read more »

Woodfired travels #5 for the Morso

November 22, 2017, 7:25 pm

It's been a few weeks since our woodfired cooking day at Lyme Bay Winery in the autumn mist. Always lovely to get out and about and do some cooking even if it's only to the other end of the county! This pork… Read more »

Good Game - a seasonal pheasant terrine

November 20, 2017, 11:42 am

All seasons bring their excitement in the food world and winter is a great source of seasonal goodies from the abundant fish and seafood coming into Brixham Fish Market which you can buy at the fishmongers in Dartmouth to all the fab root vegetables and brassicas in the greengrocers and… Read more »

Woodfired pizzas - our current top 6!

November 14, 2017, 12:06 pm

When students come on our woodfired oven courses, they'll often start by calling the ovens a pizza oven. Our first lesson of the day is it's not a pizza oven, it's an oven and you can cook everything in them, not just pizzas! However there's no getting away from the… Read more »

Woodfired travels #4 for the Morso

November 14, 2017, 9:23 am

Here's the latest recipe we cooked on our visit to Lyme Bay Winery with our Morso Forno woodfired oven and the lovely Nick Hook snapping away on one of those fabulously misty autumn days - full of the proverbial mists and mellow fruitfulness. Autumn in the… Read more »

Morso Forno on its woodfired travels #3

November 10, 2017, 9:45 am

What a lovely way to cook brunch for 2 on the Morso Forno; deliciously moist hot-smoked salmon with roast cherry tomatoes, fresh bread and a bottle of chilled sparkling Lyme Bay Blanc de Noirs.   2 pieces salmon fillet about 180g each Good pinch of salt and pepper 1 lemon… Read more »

Morso Forno on its woodfired travels #1

November 8, 2017, 9:15 am

A couple of weeks ago we headed east to Honiton and did some woodfired cooking at one of Lyme Bay Winery's vineyards on our Morso Forno. We'd come up with 5 autumnal recipes to match with Lyme Bay's award winning range of wines and the fab Nick Hook came out… Read more »