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Half Whole Wheat Baguette

Aug 18, 2012

It’s never that great coming back from vacation, but one thing I can always look forward to firing one of my pizza ovens. You just can’t beat a good fire to lift your spirits. Another interesting thing about having been away is that the cupboard can be pretty bare — which was the case today, where I could barely scrape together 500 kg of flour without having to go shopping.... Read More

More Bread from Belgium

Aug 18, 2012

Here are a couple of additional photos of the wonderful whole grain bread bought at the Stokell street market — a nice, upscale village just outside of Brussels. Lots of diplomats and career foreign service people to be found. The dark bread was an 8 grain, loaf leavened with yeast. It was light and moist considering the whole grains, and it worked really well as fresh bread with a cheese... Read More

Bread from Northern Europe

Aug 16, 2012

We’re back from a very nice trip to see friends in Brussels, and one of my favorite parts was (of course) the bread! I will be posting some fun photos of bread and some beer (liquid bread), which have given me inspiration to start using more rye and more seeds. But for now, it’s baguettes a l’ancienne at the street market in Stokell in Belgium on a nice sunny Saturday... Read More

Curried Cauliflower With Chickpeas and Golden Raisins

Aug 14, 2012

This dish is actually one of my wife’s specialties. As a cook, I work in the evenings and thus miss out on dinner at a normal time, so it is a comforting feeling when I walk in the door and can tell just by the aroma of curry in the air that my late-night meal on the couch is going to be delicious and satisfying. I’ve done a little tweaking... Read More

August 2012 | No. 41; The Strada60 & Curried Cauliflower

Aug 10, 2012

Welcome! We at Forno Bravo hope you have enjoyed your summer. My family and I were fortunate to visit Brussels recently, and one of my favorite parts was – of course – the bread! I’ve been posting some fun photos of bread and other sights from our trip on the Wood-Fired Blog. It’s never that great coming back from vacation, but one thing I can always look forward to is firing... Read More

3,200 Calories a Day

Aug 02, 2012

You might have noticed that I bake a lot of bread — so what do we do with all of it? We don’t have a huge family, I don’t give my bread to neighbors or sell it, and I don’t throw it away after I test a new oven. And I don’t have a crazy high carb diet. Baking has been a hobby that I have enjoyed for years. I... Read More



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