To my surprise I use my oven every night unless it is raining! And my first impression was that this was an appliance I would use only a couple of times a month.
Food simply tastes better when cooked in my Mugnaini oven. I have tried the exact same recipes on my gas grill and the results are not as moist and delicious as when I cook them in the oven. I had also thought that this oven would take a long time to heat and prepare for cooking. However, I have discovered that I spend just as much time heating a grill as I do the oven. Now I am putting another oven into my desert home to cook during the winter months
We decided to butterfly the turkey this year…also known as "Spatchcocking".
Wow! It cooked in no time, and was juicy and tender to boot. Try it and pass it on to your students. It's the way to go in a wood fired oven.
We still rave about your cooking class we took in California.
Continued success in the New Year.
I wanted to say that is really great to call your organization and get someone on the phone immediately. Most companies put you through up to six menus before you reach anyone. I really appreciate that.
Here are some photos of the final project- all has turned out well. To date we have done several pizzas, pork roast, prime rib, fish, vegetables and the Thanksgiving Turkey. And we have a holiday party coming up for around 40 people so I guess that will be the true test.
I want to give our mason a mention - he really did a great job for us so if anyone is looking for some help in the area - I would highly recommend him.
Thanks for the help,
When we decided to have a large party at our house, however, we didn’t feel confident enough to cook for 40 people. To our delight, Andrea Mugnaini herself was available to apply her considerable skills to the event. We knew the pizzas would be excellent, and the meats perfectly roasted. Let the dining begin!
Wanted to let you know that we are ecstatic about our new Mobile 120 Mugnaini assembled oven. This weekend The Pizza Wagon Catering Co. prepared 300 pizzas in 3 hours and the last was as good as the first. As you know we had been struggling with our first Pizza Wagon that was assembled in Arizona and it is a joy to use Pizza Wagon II with your pre-assembled oven on it.
We will hopefully be building Pizza Wagon III in the Spring and have begun to market the sale of fully operational Pizza Wagons. We already have our first potential customer for a fully operational Pizza Wagon from our first event using our new Mugnaini oven. We wouldn't consider equipping our Pizza Wagons with anything other than your wonderful fully assembled ovens and look forward to working with Mugnaini as we build our business.
Thanks for all your help and support,
Well, with the help of 4 hefty guys, Larry got the slab down to the patio. The two of us put the "jigsaw " oven together with no trouble thanks to good instructions from Reese. It’s beginning to look like a pizza oven! our next step will be the "surround" and then the curing.
We want to sincerely thank you both for your tremendous support and helpfulness. Getting this oven is a complete luxury for us, and we wanted it to be fun. So far, it is!
This is so exciting!
We have often thought about what you have added to our lives. We are getting over our trepidations in the use of the oven. Day before yesterday we had pizza followed by the preparation of six different Craig Ponsford breads. They turned out perfectly.
We thank you for being able to achieve this.
Sorry that I didn’t have a chance to thank you in person before you left.
We gained so much from your short time here, we are very grateful for that. The fact that you made yourself available to us both while you were here and after has proven to me that we not only bought a piece of equipment but we bought into the family.
I look forward to sending you pictures of our creations.
I am sending you a couple of pictures from some events over the past month. The truck and the quality of the pizza have been a huge hit so far. We are well on our way to building out the second truck with more in the pipeline. Although through word of mouth we have been busy, we plan to officially launch the business in the spring. We plan to have the truck featured on Fox and Friends in 2011. We also plan to exhibit a truck at the National Restaurant Association trade show in Chicago in May. We hope to have our web site up by mid December.
Hope all is well with you guys. I hope to make it back out your way in the new year.
We have the go ahead with on the pizza oven -THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP!
Greetings from Northern Michigan. I thought I would drop you note to let you know how much we enjoy our Mugnaini oven. We have used it for everything from baking bread to pizza, and even cooked a 17 lb. turkey for Thanksgiving.
My wife gave me a surprise 60th birthday party and hired a chef with a lot of wood cooking experience. She cooked 40 individual custom pizzas in two hours. That's a pizza every three minutes for two hours
Thanks for the great product and we have recommended your oven to others!
We recently purchased your new cookbook and prepared 3 dishes for Mothers Day. We prepared Prime Rib, Chicken Cacciatore and Cherry Clafouti, all of which turned out magnificent. Thank you for publishing this cook book. We are anxious to try more of the recipes. We are now able to fully utilize our oven with the use of this book. We just can't say enough on how tasty everything was from our oven, we can only say Thanks.
I'm Janis Frey's brother and wanted to thank you for signing and sending your cookbook. We appreciate the effort and our friends, John and Sari, were very excited to receive it. On first looking through it, John remarked that it answered some questions he had about firing the oven and also that he very much appreciated the photos featured with each of the recipes.
I don't know if you remember me or my husband, Ted Swinnerton, from your oven cooking demonstration. We bought our oven liner from Mugnaini, and I have been meaning to send you pictures of our oven. You can see that we had the stone masons build a compartment on the left of the opening to hold the utensils and a wood bin below.
I have really enjoyed cooking almost everything in the oven from slow roasting pork osso buco to quail to breakfast pizzas with an egg cracked on top. Ted recently gave me your cookbook, and I love the recipes that you included. It has heightened our enjoyment of the oven.
I purchased a Medio 110 last summer and had it installed as part of a major kitchen renovation. I just wanted to let you know that we love our Mugnaini wood oven and it has become a focal point not only of our kitchen but of our family routine.
Thanks very much for your many phone calls of assistance (Reese especially) with our builder helping to ensure that a somewhat complicated flu system worked out perfectly.
Happy holidays and our best regards,
You have created a fabulous product — I believe that your wood fired ovens can change the world! I can see why you have succeeded — smart, charming, elegant, great teacher, passionate about life — congratulations!
You have altered my life — but now I am obsessed with cooking in it. Anne will confirm, I have never cooked in my life!
Thanks for a great day and we hope to have a great event with you --
I want to thank you for all your help with our oven project. It was a real pleasure for me to come down to Watsonville to meet you and take your cooking class. I found it extremely helpful.
I loved the fig and raspberry dessert you made and would be very grateful if you would send me the recipe. I can't wait for your cookbook!
I just wanted to drop a line and let you know how much I am enjoying my oven. As a homeowner never taking on such a project as this one, I must say Rico has gone above and beyond what I expected the end level of service from Mugnaini. I know now that I made the right decision going with Mugnaini, but I just wanted you to know what a help Rico has been with this project.
I am having so much fun showing off my new oven as well as cooking in it.
Thanks for everything,
Thanks again for the support network!
Thanks for your help,
I know Joel has talked to you but, I just had to tell you what a great job you and your crew did. You are a very professional and classy team. I could not have asked for better people to take over my kitchen. I have never had anyone come into my home and cater anything before. Joel and I are usually the ones cooking for everyone. After our guests left that night we looked around and it was almost like you were never here. Everything had been put in its place. Even the garbage had been taken out. What a fantastic meal presentation!!! Our guests are still telling us what a nice night it was. Joel is a great gourmet cook and that is why this dinner was such a great birthday gift, because he can recognize quality from the beginning of the meal to the very end. Thank you so much for making it such a spectacular evening.
What a treat to see you and John at work with your ovens. I'm still daydreaming of all that you served us for lunch. Thank you both so much . Frank, Maria, Ann Marie and I are very excited about the possibilities of working with you in creating this "Tuscan Garden" idea for our garden center in Morgan Hill.
Frank and I are considering the commercial size oven, after watching you in action.
Thank you again. 'Hope to hear from you.