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Butterscotch Sticky Buns

Apr 19, 2019

Chef Bart’s Butterscotch Sticky Buns (before glazing) I say when you have a craving, feed it! I was digging through the ol’ box of recipes and stumbled across this glorious breakfast sin. While reading through the ingredients, my mouth started to water, and I just had to see how it worked in the Forno Bravo oven. Grab your cast-iron skillet, or similar baking pan, your scotch whiskey and your sense... Read More

Showing Off the 2019 Show Ovens

Mar 29, 2019

This year, the stars of the Forno Bravo 2019 International Pizza Expo booth were a dashing Napoli120 with a powerful new burner, and the sleek, new, Viaggio100 Mobile Drop-in refractory pizza oven. Napoli120 Takes Center Stage The Napoli is a centerpiece oven that is meant to be seen. The team created a bold, custom tile design for the Napoli120 to shine a spotlight on several different logo styles and patterns... Read More

Pizza Expo 2019 and an Interview with Chef Leo Spizzirri

Mar 29, 2019

Chef Leo Spizzirri, Master Istruttore and Co-Founder of the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy, hosted several live cooking demonstrations in the Forno Bravo booth at the 2019 International Pizza Expo. Some of his helpers included 4 Master Chefs from the Schola Italiana Pizzaioli, the oldest pizza school in Italy. It was a treat to have so much talent and skill in our booth! The Expo draws in over 8,000... Read More

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Wendy O’Neal and Around My Family Table – Casa2G Installation and Menu Ideas

Feb 26, 2019

Meet Wendy O’Neal Originally from Texas, but now at home in Arizona, Wendy O’Neal is the creator of the Around My Family Table website. She is also a blogger, cookbook author, wife, stay-at-home mom of 2 children, and fan of all things chocolate. She loves creating family-approved, no-fuss recipes, and sharing travel and homemaking tips. New Culinary Adventures The newest addition to her outdoor kitchen and entertaining area is a... Read More

North American Pizza and Culinary Academy Expands its Course Offerings

Jan 28, 2019

Co-founders, Chef Anthony Iaonne and Master Istruttore, Leo Spizzirri and their talented team are shaking up the winter class schedule at the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy (NAPCA) in Lisle, IL with some great additions to their offerings. The school has a dual focus. On one hand, they offer fun, culinary courses, with cooking skills and menu items for foodies to novices. Some upcoming highlights include a Pizza and Prosecco Party,... Read More

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Norwegian King Crab Legs

Jan 17, 2019

A relatively new arrival to Norway, the Norwegian King Crab was introduced by Soviet biologists into the Murmansk Fjord in the 1960’s. The crab thrived, and as early as 1977, the first King Crab was caught in Norwegian waters. They are now regularly harvested from these cold, northern waters. Red King Crabs, the largest species of its type, can reach a carapace width of up to 11 in, a leg span of 5.9... Read More

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Dutch Oven Bread

Jan 15, 2019

Blog by Guest Chef John Livera Baking Bread in a Dutch Oven Fresh bread is one of the most satisfying things to bake in a wood fired oven. However, if you are planning to make several courses, removing the coals is not ideal. An easy and fun solution for creating a perfectly crusted bread is to cook your dough in a Dutch oven – thus, allowing you to continue to... Read More

Forno Bravo to Show at the 2019 International Pizza Expo

Jan 10, 2019

For the past 2 years, Forno Bravo has been part of the annual International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas each spring. We’re excited to announce that March 5-7, 2019 will make year #3! The Pizza Expo is THE trade show of the year for folks in the pizza industry, and those looking to get started! (With 7,400+ attendees and 1,400+ booths, it’s actually more of a Pizza Carnival than just... Read More

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Chefs Honored as 2018 Top 25 Culinary Educators and Mentors by BAKE Magazine

Dec 10, 2018

While we have many contributors and wonderful chefs on our Chef’s Panel, Chef Leo Spizzirri and Peter Reinhart are have truly become a part of the Forno Family in a special way. We are so pleased and proud that BAKE Magazine has honored both of them in their annual “2018 Twentyfive” special edition – which recognizes top professional culinary educators and dedicator mentors in the United States. BAKE is a... Read More

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