Days of Bread and Apple Butter

We’re making apple butter this week at Chez Bullhog. The house smells of October: sweet and cinnamony with bright apple overtures and a background of toffee. To complete the effect, a faint haze of smoke hangs in the air, tinged with the smell of home baked bread. That sweet smoke coming from the woodfired oven [...]

Moderating Heat in a Woodfired Oven

Most woodfired oven owners only use the oven once a week or so to bake pizza or bread at fairly high temperatures. There’s another level of cooking available, at lower and constant temperatures, which requires pulsing the oven with small fires. This is useful knowing about both to protect the oven from unnecessary cracking from cold firing [...]

Woodfired Pizza with Shrimp and Savory Summer Squash

When our woodfired oven was new, we Bullhogs entertained every weekend and made a lot of pizzas. We experimented with ingredients for toppings, some of which worked and some – well, let’s just say they were interesting.  The chicken and Italian dressing, for example. Or the blue cheese and potato. But sometimes, we stumbled upon [...]

Curried Red Beans with Carrots and Fennel

Here at Chez Bullhog, we love our beans. As a delicious comfort food, a hearty alternative to meat, or tender nuggets that suck up all kinds of exotic flavoring, they never fail to satisfy. And so when we learned that we could cook them the way people used to do it, with the bean pot right in [...]

Lago di Como Bread

One of the great joys of any visit to my brother-in-law’s flat near Lake Como in Lombardi, northern Italy, was a trip to the Bennet mega grocery store. Larger than a Coop, more homey than a Carrefour, Bennet offered miles of prosciutto and cheese, amazing displays of seafood and olives and fresh produce and wine. [...]

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