After curing your oven you will be ready to start cooking in it. Your aim when cooking in the oven is to create, and maintain, a controlled and even heat which is generated from the cooking surface, the dome and the hot air circulating inside the oven.
Once you have placed your food in the oven, you must keep a live flame going at all times. To do this, add wood to the fire as the previous piece burns down – about every 15 – 30 minutes.
Check the food you are cooking regularly. At optimum temperatures, a pizza should cook in about 3 minutes and will need to be turned during that time. The perfect pizza should have a browned, crispy base and a bubbly, melted top. If your pizza is taking much longer than the 3 minutes to reach this state, you need to increase the fire. Alternately, if your pizza top is burning before the base is browned, your fire is too hot and you need to let it burn down.