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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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Chef Leo Spizzirri’s Mostarda di Frutta con Forno a Legna

Nov 20, 2018

Fall Condiment Recipe This month, Chef Leo brings us a beautifully illustrated recipe for an Italian condiment ideal for the holidays. Mostarda di Frutta con Forno a Legna is a rich, cooked fruit relish with deep mustard notes and a bit of a kick that can be made in your wood fired oven. It can be used to accent meats, cold cuts, or cheese on either an appetizer or main course.... Read More

Pizza Quest Expands to Bluprint

Nov 19, 2018

** Update 12/10/18: We are now 4 weeks into the launch of Peter’s new Pizza Quest series on myBluPrint.com and it’s going very well. The word is getting out and folks are starting to find the show. Thanks for helping us by sharing the link, watching the free episodes, and even signing up for the free trial subscription! We would love to bring you a “Season 2.” 🙂 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Bravo... Read More

Forno Family Photo Album – Unique Oven Installs

Nov 19, 2018

Our staff loves working closely with customers to ensure that the oven they select is the perfect fit for their needs.  In the process, customers become friends, as they share stories about their families, cooking styles, and inspirations with us. We would like to share some of these stories with you too! Casa2G90 Modular Oven Kit – Stucco – Cindy B. – Folsom, CA Cindy B. of Folsom, CA created... Read More

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2018 Recipe Contest Winner – Chef John O’Neil and His Date-Stuffed Peppadew® Peppers

Oct 19, 2018

Winner The results of our 2018 Recipe Contest are in! Thank you to everyone who submitted a recipe and to everyone who tried a recipe and then voted for your favorite. We had some delicious entries and a strong response to the call for voting, especially from Texas. So without further ado — Drum roll, please …And the winner is Chef John O’Neil and his innovative recipe for the delightfully... Read More

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