New Wood Fired Oven Cook Book Published in Time for Christmas


Experts in everything wood fired, David and Holly Jones of Manna from Devon Cooking School have released their second wood fired oven cookbook just in time for Christmas entitled “Wood Fired Flatbreads and Pancakes”.  The book is available from the 8th of December and responds to the increased interest in the wood fired oven trend which is set to be even bigger in 2017.

Holly comments on the launch of the second book: “With more restaurants, food vans and hotels choosing to cook with fire, it is no wonder people have acquired a taste for the smokey delicacies wood fired ovens produce and are opting to install wood fired ovens at home.  The new cook book teaches readers how to prepare, manage and use the fire to cook a whole range of flatbreads and pancakes, from luscious creamy naan breads to Yorkshire puddings, sweet and salty pissaladiere and breakfast pancakes. There’s so much more to flatbreads than pizzas!!”

David says: “The release of our second wood fired book stems from our passion for cooking with fire and our knowledge we’ve gained over the past 10 years both here at the school and in our worldwide travels. We had to share our findings! We’ve also developed a new way of telling the temperature in a wood fired oven as there’s so much more to it than turning a dial – that’s all explained in the new book.”

Several new recipes* feature in the book, both traditional household favourites and those inspired by David and Holly’s travels to India, Vietnam, Spain and beyond. There are lots of beautiful photographs by Devon-based photographer Nick Hook so you’ll know exactly what’s going on.

The American Style Pancakes make a great breakfast or brunch and are a sure fire winner if you have children to feed – Holly and David noted that kids particularly love them with crispy bacon, banana slices and maple syrup drizzled over the top! Another important recipe, particularly this time of year, is for Yorkshire Puddings, which cooked in a wood fired oven turn out perfect crisp, light and puffy. *see full recipe details at end of release

Recently becoming the brand ambassadors for Morsø Wood Fired Ovens, Holly and David are excitedly looking ahead to 2017 and have a lot in store for the year.  Watch this space!

“Wood Fired Flatbreads and Pancakes” is available direct from the Manna from Devon website priced at £15.97 RRP, the perfect Christmas gift for the foodies in your life.

If you know someone who hasn’t got a wood fired oven (yet) why not get them a gift voucher which they can spend on a course next year! Just visit  or call 01803 752943 to find out more.

For forthcoming dates, and to book one of Manna from Devon Cooking School’s wood fired courses, visit or call 01803 752943. Follow Manna from Devon on Twitter (@mannafromdevon), Facebook ( or Instagram (mannafdevon).

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