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The Forno Bravo Newsletter Is Out Today

Feb 26, 2014

The Forno Bravo Newsletter Is Out Today! We sent out the February 2014 FB Wood-Fired Newsletter today, which contained the new Roma commercial pizza oven (more to come on that), a Pizza Quest video, and the Winter 2014 (Snow!) photo competition. If you haven’t read your copy yet, check your inbox. You can also find this month’s newsletter, and all the back issues by clicking You can sign up here... Read More

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Bread Photos. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Feb 24, 2014

I’ve been baking bread for years and years. It was my baking and building hobbies that led me to start Forno Bravo in the first place (those many years ago). So I am happy to say that my baking has continued to improve in the past months and that my bread oven is a lot better than it was 10 years ago. Which doesn’t mean that I still don’t make... Read More

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Artistic Wood-Fired Oven Picture

Feb 23, 2014

You will probably recognize the Bovina, NY location from a previous photo of a wood-fired oven, but I think this is a very well executed photograph. Nice! The second photo is “winter roast bird, ala snow shovel”. That’s serious wood-fired cooking!   Read More

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Winter 2014 Snow Best Pizza Oven Competition Photos

Feb 21, 2014

Here is the page with the first great photos of  the best pizza oven, snow and fire. Thanks for everyone’s submissions so far — we have some wonderful photos. But, I would not that we don’t have one of a person standing in the freezing cold making a great Pizza Napoletana. Best Pizza Oven Images, click the link below to check them out. Winter 2014 Pizza Oven Photo Competition This... Read More

Snow, Snow, Snow. And Fire

Feb 20, 2014

We are getting some wonderful photos of snow, outdoor pizza ovens, and even some fire. And we have reports from the even hard core wood-fired chefs who have not used their ovens this winter for the first time ever. Ouch. Keep the photos coming, and I will start posting them as they come in on tomorrow! Hang in there pizza oven lovers. Spring must be out there somewhere.  ... Read More

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A Bit More on Folding, Bread-Baking Technique

Feb 19, 2014

Here are some fun resources on bread molding, my newest bread-baking technique. 100% Whole Wheat Bread that Doesn’t Suck I have always really liked this one. There is even a technical thread on Stack Exchange, a user group for computer programmers. Fun stuff. Stretch and Fold vs. Kneading Read More

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Back to Bread; Folding-a bread baking technique

Feb 18, 2014

My bread baking skills are slowly improving, which is a good thing for all — for me and the family. I have learned a handful of new skills over the past few months, including temperature control, long (24 to 48 hour) fermentation, builds and folding. On folding, I started baking when you were supposed to punch down the dough after the bulk fermentation. The idea was to push out some... Read More

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Winter 2014 Pizza Oven Photo Contest

Feb 17, 2014

We are ready to kick off the Winter 2014 Photo Contest. The basic rule is that anyone (who has a pizza oven) can play. Send us your photo at (any of our customer service email addresses will work), and we will post them as they come in at a special location on Forno Bravo Photos. Your photo does not need to be a new oven, but we would like... Read More

New Wood Pizza Oven Photos!

Feb 16, 2014

We posted two pages of new wood pizza oven photos today, with some really nice installations featuring oven kits, Pompeii Ovens, and fully assembled Forno Bravo ovens. Take a look: Residential Oven Gallery Read More



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