Spring Heralds In Authentic Outdoor Cooking

pizza-ovenOn March 20th of this year, we will be heralding in the beginning of spring, and for many residents of New Jersey and New York, that also means the return to a greater focus on cooking outdoors.  If you are one of the lucky few that already have a pizza oven installed outside, this means that you don’t have to dash through snowflakes or frigid temperatures to check on your delicious homemade pizza being cooked right in the comfort of your own backyard.

If, however, you have always been longing for your very own pizza oven but do not yet have one, the beginning of spring is the perfect time to start planning for your new addition.  You have many options to choose from, including ovens made in a variety of materials, as well as unlimited design choices.  Depending on what you like, you can have your oven constructed from brick, concrete, clay or even cast iron.

The secret to a great-tasting pizza made inside one of these specialized ovens is the thick refractory body of the oven combined with an outer shell of insulation.  This maximizes the heat storage capacity within the oven, resulting in very even cooking, as well as little to no fluctuation in temperatures. The result of this unique addition to your home is fresh-made pizza that rivals the finest Italian restaurants.

Since you make the food yourself, you can enjoy experimenting with different ingredients, various recipes and unique taste combinations, but the one thing you can consistently rely on is that when you pop one of your creations in the oven to cook, the results are sure to be outstanding.  What is it that makes your pizza taste so authentic?  It’s the fact that you are using a wood-burning oven to create that traditional and unrivaled taste.

Cooking your pizza in a wood-burning pizza oven imparts the food with a distinct taste and smell that is truly Italian.  In addition to the authentic taste, you can’t beat the feeling that you get of knowing that your pizza was made in a traditional wood-burning oven right in your own backyard.  In fact, even more so than your barbecue grill, you will likely be itching to get cooking outside in your pizza oven now that spring is upon us so you can once again enjoy those tastes that you love.

Chances are good that if you already have one of these specialized ovens built in your backyard, you haven’t been waiting for spring to arrive so you can start using your oven.  The food you can cook in these ovens is so delicious that you have likely been braving the cold and even the snow to utilize your oven, even if the weather doesn’t allow for you to enjoy the fruits of your labor outdoors.  But the coming season makes the cooking process more enjoyable since the weather is better while you are outside.

The good news is that as temperatures start to warm and spring arrives and then turns into summer, you’ll have many an evening to enjoy your authentic-tasting pizza just steps away from the outdoor pizza oven that created it – and you’ll likely also have many family members and friends looking forward to their invitation to stop by to enjoy some great-tasting food with you!

For more information about building an outdoor pizza oven, contact Millenium Stoneworks at 732-519-1112 or 347-723-6990.


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