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Have you ever wondered how to build a wood fired (pizza) oven? Perhaps you already have one in your back yard, but you need some tips and tricks to supercharge your cooking? Fire after all is a tricky beast. Interested in the history behind these ancient oven designs and outdoor cooking in general? The Wood Fired Oven podcast is a show where I discuss the food, history and techniques of cooking in a brick oven. I chat with some amazing folks that blow me away with their outdoor cooking, as I go searching for the best inside tips and advice to both supercharge our cooking skills and motivate you to crank up your favourite outdoor cooking gear this weekend.

Wood Fired Oven Mark Goston

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Have you ever wondered how to build a wood fired (pizza) oven? Perhaps you already have one in your back yard, but you need some tips and tricks to supercharge your cooking? Fire after all is a tricky beast. Interested in the history behind these ancient oven designs and outdoor cooking in general? The Wood Fired Oven podcast is a show where I discuss the food, history and techniques of cooking in a brick oven. I chat with some amazing folks that blow me away with their outdoor cooking, as I go searching for the best inside tips and advice to both supercharge our cooking skills and motivate you to crank up your favourite outdoor cooking gear this weekend.

    From Rome's Heart to Caiazzo's Soul: My Journey from the Colosseum to Pepe in Grani in Italy.

    From Rome's Heart to Caiazzo's Soul: My Journey from the Colosseum to Pepe in Grani in Italy.

    In this season three premiere, I celebrate Italy's ancient and revered baking traditions by journeying from the historic Colosseum in Rome to the culinary haven of Caiazzo, specifically to dine at the acclaimed Pepe in Grani. 

    This episode is a tribute to the spirit of Italy's ancestral bakers, whose legacy vibrates through the streets and kitchens of the country today.

    My adventure begins amidst Rome's monumental past, taking inspiration from the city's enduring history, then moves through Italy's picturesque landscapes, passing the ancient home of Spartacus at Capua, to gorgeous Caiazzo. Here, at Pepe in Grani, the focus shifts to experiencing the culinary artistry of Franco Pepe, whose dedication to pizza making reflects a modern interpretation of age-old traditions.

    As I dine at Pepe in Grani, the episode captures the essence of being a guest in Franco Pepe's world, where each dish tells a story of local ingredients, traditional techniques, and innovation. The restaurant, with its intimate atmosphere and connection to the community, offers a firsthand look at how contemporary culinary practices are deeply intertwined with history.

    This journey is not just about the flavours savoured at Pepe in Grani but also about sharing great food with our friends and family.  

    Join me this season as we honour the craft of baking and cooking with fire, starting with a visit to an incredible location where the wood fired oven serves as more than just an tool - it opens the door to cherished moments with friends and family.



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    Check out my website woodfiredoven.cooking for episode show notes and links. Sign up to get the latest podcast news and receive my Wood Fired Oven Podcast Resource Pack.

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    Instagram: @marks_woodfiredoven
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    Recommended Wood Fired Oven books
    Check out my favourite books. They have helped me a lot, both with cooking in my wood fired oven and learning to cook with fire.

    • 35 min
    Season 3 - The Fire Gets Hotter

    Season 3 - The Fire Gets Hotter

    Welcome to a brand-new season of the Wood Fired Oven Podcast with your host, Mark Goston! In this teaser episode, we're giving you a sneak peek into what's cooking for Season 3. Get ready to stoke the fires of your culinary imagination like never before!

    From a multi-episode bread-baking masterclass by true professionals, to riveting interviews with blacksmiths, wood fired oven manufacturers, and even archaeologists, this season promises to be a smorgasbord of fire-cooked delights. We've got an array of sizzling recipes, history deep-dives, and the latest techniques in cooking with fire. 

    But that's not all—Mark has a special surprise up his sleeve. A new co-host is joining the show to spice things up even further. Who could it be? Stay tuned to find out!

    Don't miss out on a single episode! Subscribe now and be part of our ever-growing community of fire cooking enthusiasts. 

    Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, and other popular platforms.



    Support the showBecome a Supporter of the show
    Please consider supporting the Wood Fired Oven Podcast. I am very grateful to all those who support the show. Every little bit helps to cover costs. Support the show here.

    Leave a review
    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts to let me know what you think of the show.

    My website
    Check out my website woodfiredoven.cooking for episode show notes and links. Sign up to get the latest podcast news and receive my Wood Fired Oven Podcast Resource Pack.

    Social
    Instagram: @marks_woodfiredoven
    Threads: @marks_woodfiredoven
    Facebook: Wood Fired Oven Chronicles Facebook group
    YouTube: @woodfiredovenpodcast

    Recommended Wood Fired Oven books
    Check out my favourite books. They have helped me a lot, both with cooking in my wood fired oven and learning to cook with fire.

    • 2 min
    Masterclass Part 5 - The Finale. A live cook featuring buttery bread rolls, tomatoes on a bed of onions, baked camembert and a deliciously golden chicken and ham pie - all cooked live by David Jones from the Manna From Devon Cooking School.

    Masterclass Part 5 - The Finale. A live cook featuring buttery bread rolls, tomatoes on a bed of onions, baked camembert and a deliciously golden chicken and ham pie - all cooked live by David Jones from the Manna From Devon Cooking School.

    Welcome to part 5…the last episode .. the finale…  of this 5 part Wood Fired Oven Masterclass Series where I sit down in the United Kingdom and talk to David Jones from the Manna from Devon Cooking school. If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes in this series - I highly suggest you start with these first.

    Manna from Devon specialise in teaching wood fired oven cooking techniques to folks from all around the world.

    In Part 5 of this Masterclass series, its live cook time….I love a live cook…especially from folks who are so passionate with cooking in wood fired ovens…..David and I head into the Wood Fired Oven kitchen and cook up an amazing lunch which Holly, my wife Rachel and I all thoroughly enjoyed.

    David is a master cooking with Wood Fired Ovens - and I don’t say that lightly. If you have listened to the previous 4 episodes in this Masterclass series - you will know what I mean. David is a huge wealth of knowledge…and I am so very grateful to both Holly and David for coming onto the Wood Fired Oven podcast and sharing this expertise freely with us all.

    Buttery bread rolls, Baked Camembert, tomatoes on a bed of gorgeous onions, and a gloriously golden chicken and ham pie were all cooked at the same time …I should add….in David’s very versatile Bushman Wood Fired Oven. This live cook right in front of the oven is ….Inspiring and delicious. 

    You can find out more about this wonderful wood fired oven cooking school by checking out their website : MannafromDevon.com. I will leave a bunch of links to their website, books and online courses in the show notes.

    If you would like to become a supporter of the Wood Fired Oven podcast - please consider it - head over to Woodfiredoven.cooking/support where I have a left a few options for you to consider.

    Ok…sit back, relax and join me for this last episode in this wonderfully inspiring series….as we continue this incredible 5 part Wood Fired Oven Masterclass….. get ready for a delicious Live Cook in front of the Wood Fired Oven….with David Jones.

    Manna From Devon
    Website: https://www.mannafromdevon.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@mannadavid
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mannafdevon/
    Support the showBecome a Supporter of the show
    Please consider supporting the Wood Fired Oven Podcast. I am very grateful to all those who support the show. Every little bit helps to cover costs. Support the show here.

    Leave a review
    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts to let me know what you think of the show.

    My website
    Check out my website woodfiredoven.cooking for episode show notes and links. Sign up to get the latest podcast news and receive my Wood Fired Oven Podcast Resource Pack.

    Social
    Instagram: @marks_woodfiredoven
    Threads: @marks_woodfiredoven
    Facebook: Wood Fired Oven Chronicles Facebook group
    YouTube: @woodfiredovenpodcast

    Recommended Wood Fired Oven books
    Check out my favourite books. They have helped me a lot, both with cooking in my wood fired oven and learning to cook with fire.

    • 33 min
    Masterclass Part 4 - Thermocouples, heat assessments, cooking tools and a live tour of the outdoor kitchen with David Jones from the Manna From Devon Wood Fired Oven Cooking School.

    Masterclass Part 4 - Thermocouples, heat assessments, cooking tools and a live tour of the outdoor kitchen with David Jones from the Manna From Devon Wood Fired Oven Cooking School.

    Welcome to part 4 of this 5 part Wood Fired Oven Masterclass Series where I sit down in the United Kingdom and talk to David Jones from the Manna from Devon Cooking school. If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes in this series - I suggest you start with these first.

    Manna from Devon specialise in teaching wood fired oven cooking techniques to folks from all around the world.

    In Part 4 of this Masterclass series, we pick up where we left off last episode and discuss Bushman Wood Fired Ovens, the advantage of thermocouples, and how to incorporate the ‘Mississippi’ heat assessment method into your wood fired oven cooking.

    David and I chat about why you might like to consider a few special and rather unique Wood Fired Oven cooking tools like heat deflectors, Blowpipes (I purchased x2 while I was there - a revelation actually), and why using silicone mats might UP your baking game. We take a tour in between a  little rain, through David’s outdoor kitchen…where we reveal just how many Wood fired ovens they have on site…. This…might…surprise you.

    You can find out more about this wonderful wood fired oven cooking school by checking out their website : MannafromDevon.com. I will leave a bunch of links to their website, books and online courses in the show notes.

    If you would like to become a supporter of the Wood Fired Oven podcast - please consider it - head over to Woodfiredoven.cooking/support where I have a left a few options for you to consider.

    Ok…sit back, relax and join me ………as we continue this incredible 5 part Wood Fired Oven Masterclass series with David Jones.

    Manna From Devon
    Website: https://www.mannafromdevon.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@mannadavid
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mannafdevon/

    Books
    Woodfired Fish and Seafood
    Woodfired Flatbreads and Pancakes
    Woodfired Flatbreads & Pancakes in German

    Online courses
    All the Manna from Devon online courses can be reached via their website here. 
    Support the showBecome a Supporter of the show
    Please consider supporting the Wood Fired Oven Podcast. I am very grateful to all those who support the show. Every little bit helps to cover costs. Support the show here.

    Leave a review
    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts to let me know what you think of the show.

    My website
    Check out my website woodfiredoven.cooking for episode show notes and links. Sign up to get the latest podcast news and receive my Wood Fired Oven Podcast Resource Pack.

    Social
    Instagram: @marks_woodfiredoven
    Threads: @marks_woodfiredoven
    Facebook: Wood Fired Oven Chronicles Facebook group
    YouTube: @woodfiredovenpodcast

    Recommended Wood Fired Oven books
    Check out my favourite books. They have helped me a lot, both with cooking in my wood fired oven and learning to cook with fire.

    • 26 min
    Masterclass Part 3 - Tarte Tatan, lahmacun, lamb kleftiko, rabbit stew with apricots, fish and a live kitchen tour with David Jones from the Manna From Devon Wood Fired Oven Cooking School.

    Masterclass Part 3 - Tarte Tatan, lahmacun, lamb kleftiko, rabbit stew with apricots, fish and a live kitchen tour with David Jones from the Manna From Devon Wood Fired Oven Cooking School.

    Welcome to part 3 of this 5 part Wood Fired Oven Masterclass Series where I sit down in the United Kingdom and talk to David Jones from the Manna from Devon Cooking school. If you haven’t listened to the previous episodes in this series - I suggest you start with these first.

    Manna from Devon specialize in teaching wood fired oven cooking techniques to folks from all around the world.

    In Part 3 of this Masterclass series, we pick up where we left off last episode and discuss baking the perfect Tarte tatine, experimenting with rabbit, lamb kleftiko and one of my all time favourites - lahmacun. 

    We also chat about the three incredible books Holly and David have authored which of course you should treat yourself to and purchase today after listening to this episode. We also discuss some of David's favourite published recipes including some delicious fish dishes, something I have promised my wife I will do more of!

    Then we get down to business, the Manna from Devon - Wood Fired Oven kitchen tour. You have been waiting for it, where we chat about David's cooking gear and his Wood Fired Ovens.

    Sit back, relax and join me, as we continue this incredible 5 part Wood Fired Oven Masterclass series with David Jones.
    Support the showBecome a Supporter of the show
    Please consider supporting the Wood Fired Oven Podcast. I am very grateful to all those who support the show. Every little bit helps to cover costs. Support the show here.

    Leave a review
    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts to let me know what you think of the show.

    My website
    Check out my website woodfiredoven.cooking for episode show notes and links. Sign up to get the latest podcast news and receive my Wood Fired Oven Podcast Resource Pack.

    Social
    Instagram: @marks_woodfiredoven
    Threads: @marks_woodfiredoven
    Facebook: Wood Fired Oven Chronicles Facebook group
    YouTube: @woodfiredovenpodcast

    Recommended Wood Fired Oven books
    Check out my favourite books. They have helped me a lot, both with cooking in my wood fired oven and learning to cook with fire.

    • 37 min
    Masterclass Part 2 - Steaks, pizza, crispy chicken, porchetta and smoking foods with David Jones from the Manna From Devon Wood Fired Oven Cooking School.

    Masterclass Part 2 - Steaks, pizza, crispy chicken, porchetta and smoking foods with David Jones from the Manna From Devon Wood Fired Oven Cooking School.

    Welcome to part 2 of this 5 part Wood Fired Oven Masterclass Series where I sit down in the United Kingdom and talk to David Jones from the Manna from Devon Cooking school. If you haven’t listened to the first episode in this series - I suggest you start with that one first.

    Manna from Devon specialize in teaching wood fired oven cooking techniques to folks from all around the world.

    In Part 2 of this Masterclass series, we pick up where we left off last episode and discuss cooking pizza, using Tuscan grills, Davids favourite cooking pans and how to roast the perfect chicken including the elusive crispy chicken skin. We also talk about the challenges of cooking tricker foods like Porchetta, baking the perfect bread rolls and David’s unique techniques for smoking foods in the Wood Fired Oven. Genius actually. …lots coming up in this episode.

    Manna From Devon
    Website: https://www.mannafromdevon.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@mannadavid
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mannafdevon/

    Books
    Woodfired Fish and Seafood
    Woodfired Flatbreads and Pancakes
    Woodfired Flatbreads & Pancakes in German

    Online courses
    All the Manna from Devon online courses can be reached via their website here. They have a courses for pizzas, one for traditional style ovens, one for the modern metal ovens and one for the Morso Forno. £25 each - bargain!
    Support the showBecome a Supporter of the show
    Please consider supporting the Wood Fired Oven Podcast. I am very grateful to all those who support the show. Every little bit helps to cover costs. Support the show here.

    Leave a review
    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts to let me know what you think of the show.

    My website
    Check out my website woodfiredoven.cooking for episode show notes and links. Sign up to get the latest podcast news and receive my Wood Fired Oven Podcast Resource Pack.

    Social
    Instagram: @marks_woodfiredoven
    Threads: @marks_woodfiredoven
    Facebook: Wood Fired Oven Chronicles Facebook group
    YouTube: @woodfiredovenpodcast

    Recommended Wood Fired Oven books
    Check out my favourite books. They have helped me a lot, both with cooking in my wood fired oven and learning to cook with fire.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Nicki123123 ,

Awesome Podcast

Just found your podcast. Having built and cooked with my own Wood Fired Pizza oven for the last nine years, this podcast is very informative. Keep up the great work and I look forward to the new episodes!

Sad day 12321 ,

Absolutely Perfect

Granted, I’m really just getting my interest piqued in wood fired oven cooking, but this podcast is awesome. What an inspiration and learning tool. Keep em coming and keep up the good work!

The Meditator Man ,

A great contribution to the wood oven community

I think Mark is making a great contribution to the wood oven community. We can learn so much from each other by sharing our experience with the oven, and our passion for food and friends.

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