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Pizza Peels 101

Aug 03, 2018

Wood fired cooking has been around for centuries, and the tools for getting food into and out of a hot, deep oven without burning yourself have developed right along with it. Pizza peels epitomize of this kind of tool. They are truly a case of form following function. Our current word, peel, is derived from the French word Pelle, meaning “shovel.” The original simple wooden peels were easy to carve, inexpensive, and did not... Read More

2018 Summer Recipe Contest Extended, Plus First Round Entries

Aug 02, 2018

The 2018 Summer Recipe Contest launched a few weeks ago and a few bold souls have sent in their creations for us to try. Their dishes look fabulous! So far we have entries in the pizza, main dish, and dessert categories. We’ve decided to extend the deadline for another month to try to give the competition a bit more time to get their entries turned in. Remember these recipes can be for... Read More

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Bella Roasted Chicken

Aug 02, 2018

When roasting food in a wood fired oven, the Forno Bravo Refractory Pizza Ovens and the Bella Stainless Steel Pizza Ovens tend to behave a little differently. The Bella cooks predominately with reflective heat, while the brick ovens rely more on refractive heat (utilizing the oven’s thermal mass.) As a result, some recipes will need to be tailored slightly for the Bella, and your fire management and cooking techniques will need... Read More

Family Photo Album – Forno Bravo Home Pizza Ovens

Aug 02, 2018

Since launching our new tool for sharing photos and stories on the website a few months ago, we have been receiving some excellent shots of Forno Bravo ovens “in the wild.” The creative oven enclosures and outdoor kitchens/entertaining areas that our community members come up with continually amaze us! We hope these photos and testimonials inspire and delight you as much as they do us. Giardino70 Modular Kit – Natural Rock... Read More

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Bravo Mexican Pizza

Aug 01, 2018

Community contributor, Maria O’Donnell, shares her recipe for a Wood Fired Mexican Pizza that is a crowd favorite at her house! Perfect for summer parties. This pizza features salty pancetta, mild shrimp, and hearty black beans as a base, then layers on four kinds cheese for richnesses. Finally, it ties the flavors together with crisp lettuce, smooth lime crema, and jalapenos and hot sauce for some spice. Try this dish... Read More

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Commercial Customers Utilize a Variety of Pizza Oven Styles and Business Models

Jul 06, 2018

Forno Bravo makes Commercial Pizza Ovens for all kinds of businesses, from fully mobile operations to fast-casual pizzerias to high-end dining at a vineyard. In this blog, we’re going to visit with three owners who have each taken a different business path as they followed their passion for delicious food. Ultimately, all three made a Forno Bravo wood fired oven part of their journey. Read on to meet Diedra Keogh of... Read More

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Bella Comes to Villa Esperanza

Jul 03, 2018

Villa Esperanza, or “Village of Hope,” is a residential girls school in Managua, Nicaragua built by Forward Edge International in 2008. It is currently home to 30 vulnerable or abused girls, ages 8 – 19. Many of the girls previously lived in and around La Chureca, the 70-acre  residential and industrial Managua city dump, a place marked by extreme filth, poverty, contaminated air, drug abuse, and sex trafficking. The Villa... Read More

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June 2018 | No. #109; Trade Show Wrap Up, Chef Leo’s Demo, Casa2G Tree Oven Build, Chef Vito’s Recipes, Casa2G Kit with Gas

Jun 15, 2018

We’re excited to be back from the National Restaurant Association Trade Show and are roaring head long into the summer build season! For those of you who already have an oven, we’d love to hear your unique story. If you’re in the process of planning your home or restaurant build, feel free to use our selection wizard and reach out with any questions. This issue of the Wood Fired Newsletter... Read More

National Restaurant Association Show Wrap Up

2018 National Restaurant Association Show is a Wrap

Jun 06, 2018

Booth #1068 in the South Hall of Chicago’s McCormick Place, the largest exhibit hall in the country, was our home for 4 days in May. Placed right near the escalators whisking people up from the registration area, it was a prime location to introduce thousands of attendees of the National Restaurant Association Show to Forno Bravo Pizza Ovens! People stopped to take pictures of our custom tiled Napoli120. When they... Read More

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