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2020 Summer Photo Contest Sampler

Jul 23, 2020

Kits, tiled, stucco, and stone! We have received oven photos of them all as part of this summer’s photo contest. It’s not too late to participate! The photo submission deadline is Friday,  July 31, 2020 and we’ll announce our winners in the August newsletter. We are giving away 3 prizes to the top 3 photos. Winners can choose one option from 3 quality accessories for their oven: a steel Tuscan... Read More

Pizza Intensive – Learning the Craft

Jul 23, 2020

The North American Pizza and Culinary Academy (NAPCA) in Lyle, IL knows pizza! They regularly offer fun, food-centric, date nights, and cooking classes for the general public. However, a few times a year, they also offer special courses for those who really want to take their pizza making skills to the next level.  As an authorized branch of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, the oldest pizza school in Italy, Master Instructor,... Read More

June 2020 | No. #132; EF1 Tornado Couldn’t Topple a Forno Bravo Oven, 2020 Summer Photo Contest, Pizza Talk Interviews

Jun 29, 2020

Tenaciousness in difficult circumstances is an admirable trait. In this edition of the Wood Fired Newsletter, we celebrate the tough,…   Read More

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EF1 Tornado Couldn’t Topple a Forno Bravo Oven

Jun 22, 2020

Over the memorial day weekend, life got “interesting” for Billy Bradley and the residents of San Antonio, TX. An EF1 Tornado hit the NW side of the city, bringing with it heavy rain and 100 MPH winds, knocking over trees, and causing property and roof damage, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) for San Antonio. It also did quite a bit of damage to Billy’s back yard. The tornado... Read More

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Making Pan Pizza Dough Using a Poolish Starter by Chef Leo

Jun 22, 2020

While thin crust pizza is delicious, deep dish pizza also continues to create fans around the country. A great, master, slow-fermented dough can be used for several different pizza styles. Grandma Style, Sicilian Style, and Detroit Style are just a few! Creating this master dough is all about developing the flavors over time. The addition of a poolish starter to a basic dough recipe elevates it to a whole new... Read More

New Video Interview Series: Pizza Talk Presented by Pizza Quest

May 19, 2020

We’re very excited to announce that experienced interviewer and pizza aficionado, Peter Reinhart, is launching a new free series of Zoom interviews called Pizza Talk, presented by Pizza Quest! At its heart, this series is an extension of Peter’s never-ending search for the perfect pizza, but uses interactive dialogues with industry legends to delve deeply into the topic at hand. Specifically, it will feature current conversations with some of the brightest... Read More

North American Pizza and Culinary Academy Takes on Curbside Pickup and Other Projects

May 19, 2020

With in-person classes currently on hold until June, the team of chefs at NAPCA have switched gears and returned to their roots. What do you do when you have a gorgeous commercial kitchen, and state of the art dough and oven rooms? You cook! Utilizing the skills they have gained from working in restaurants around the country and the world, including extensive menu planning practice, co-founders, Master Instructor Leo Spizzirri... Read More

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Caring for Business while Caring for Community

May 19, 2020

As we continue to ride the waves of change, we would like to honor some of our customers and friends on the commercial side as well. These are local businesses and professionals who are expanding their efforts to find new ways to stay open, as well as to fill the needs they see within their communities.  Specifically, let us introduce you to ShadowView Brewing who used their wood fired oven... Read More

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