Cooking With Coal!
On Wednesday, April 24th, Wood Stone chef Frank Milward and Chef Warren Wiley took a Coal Fired Fire Deck 9660 for a test drive. Born in New York City early in the 20th century, coal fired ovens are a uniquely American contribution to the world of stone hearth cooking, and are still alive and well today. Warren and Frank had a great time putting the oven through its paces, making pizza, breads, steaks, and a variety of other sweet and savory foods, including a gigantic roman pizza “a metro” – by the yard!
For more about the history of coal fired pizza and stone hearth cooking, check out this video!