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More on Pizza Ovens and Innovation

Dec 23, 2012

The fishermen, takes time to repair his nets, and lumberjacks always needs to carve out (see what I did there?) the time to sharpen their axes. So, what does a pizza oven manufacturer do during the rare quiet moment in the winter? We invest in our tooling. We are always developing new manufacturing tools and methods, and we’ve been particularly active this winter. Do you remember the early Lexus car commercials... Read More

OLE project Casa Grande Highschool

Casa Grande High School — OLE Will Feature a Kitchen With a Pizza Oven

Dec 20, 2012

Before we moved to the Monterey Peninsula (via Florence), we lived in Sonoma county in the beautiful California wine country. So when we heard about the Casa Grande High School OLE Project (Outdoor Learning Environment) in Petalum, CA, we were really interested. To quote the source: The OLÉ Project is an exciting new venture that will provide students at Casa Grande High School with an expansive new area to learn... Read More

Outdoor Fireplace as Art

Dec 18, 2012

Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration. wants you to be inspired — whatever you are doing. So their recent web page on 30 Awesome Outdoor Fireplace & Fire Pit Designs demonstrates a lot of creativity and originality. A fireplace is an architectural structure designed to contain a fire for heating. Over time the design of fireplaces has changed from necessity to visual interest. To put it simply, they... Read More

Photo Contest Update

Dec 16, 2012

Pizza Oven Photo Contest. We have started receiving photos of pizza ovens from around the world. Thanks! Keep them coming. To give everyone inspiration, here is a nice photo of a pizza oven in the snow in Canada. Enjoy! Read More

wood-fired newsletter December 2012

December Wood-Fired Newsletter

Dec 16, 2012

The December 2012 Wood-Fired Newsletter was distributed last week. If you did not received your own copy, you can Read It Online Here. We started the Forno Bravo Newsletter in May 2008, and we have been distributing it each month for mid 2009 — over 3 1/2 years. I want to send a big thank you to the team that is responsible for writing, producing and distributing this wonderful publication.... Read More

Christmas 2012

Christmas Hours

Dec 16, 2012

Happy Holidays everyone, We are going to be closed for Christmas on the 24th and 25th of December for Christmas this year. Have a wonderful holiday season, and for everyone traveling to see family and friends — have a safe journey. From our Forno Bravo team, we wish Happy Holidays! James Read More

Residential Pizza Oven Maine

Residential Pizza Oven Photos!

Dec 11, 2012

We just posted three new web pages of pizza oven photos on (about 40 pix), and there are some beautiful ovens. If you are just starting to design your own oven or outdoor kitchen, and you are looking for inspiration — this is the place to go. Click on Residential Ovens and it will take you to the new pictures. The Forno Bravo Photo Journal Or, if you already... Read More

wood-fired newsletter December 2012

December 2012 | No. 45; Winter Photo Contest & Roasted Squash

Dec 10, 2012

Welcome to Our Wood-Fired Newsletter December 2012   As another year draws to a close, I’m happy to report that 2012 has been especially productive and rewarding for us at Forno Bravo. We’ve introduced new ovens (Strada60, Napolino), redesigned the Primavera70, updated our online store (filled with great gift ideas for the holidays and otherwise), announced our third-generation Forno Bravo castable, started the Wood-Fired Blog … and the list goes on.... Read More

Wall and Floor Temperature in a Conventional Oven

Dec 10, 2012

I had an interesting encounter with the conventional electric oven in our kitchen yesterday (not one of the more interesting pizza ovens on my patio). We were doing some Sunday baking that included a loaf of banana bread, two trays of mince pies and a sheet of focaccia. Yum. Anyway, at one point the two trays with the mince pies were assembled and ready, but the banana bread was already... Read More



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