Innovative Pizza Topping Combos by Chef Higgins – Part 2

Apr 27, 2023

Last month, we featured the home pizza creations of Chef Greg Higgins, James Beard award winner, and head chef at Higgins restaurant in Portland, OR. The response was so good, and he has so many marvelous topping combinations to choose from, that we decided to keep going! All of the pizzas in today’s showcase are either fully vegetarian, or include seafood as the primary protein. However, you will quickly learn... Read More

Innovative Pizza Topping Combinations

Mar 29, 2023

Meet Chef Greg Higgin, head chef, co-owner, and the master creative force at Higgins restaurant in Portland, Oregon. In this blog, we will explore the extremely unique topping combinations Greg and his wife have developed for their weekly home pizza baking sessions in their Forno Bravo modular pizza oven. Delicious and creative, they are sure to challenge your pantry and palette. Greg won the  2002 James Beard award as Best... Read More

Landscape Design Tips for Outdoor Kitchens and Pizza Oven Builds

Mar 29, 2023

An outdoor kitchen is the ultimate ‘Room with a View.’ What is that view? Usually, it is of gorgeous landscaping. Following are several tips to consider when planning your outdoor living environment that will maximize the potential for your yard and gardens to be the most beautiful and functional backdrop for your wood or gas fired pizza oven and entertaining space. With so many things to consider, we will try... Read More

February 2023 | Choosing a Mason for Your Build Project; Winter Wood-Fired Cooking Tips; Recipes: Wood Fired Ribeye Steak and “Drunken Monkey Love” Dessert

Feb 28, 2023

We are excited to bring you the latest edition of the Wood Fired Newsletter. It is filled with lots of warm food and fun ideas for the cooler months of winter. This….   Read More

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Winter Wood-Fired Cooking Tips

Feb 24, 2023

Wood-fired cooking can be a year-round adventure, requiring just a few tips and modifications to continue all winter long. As our Canadian customers and those in mountainous regions can attest, the good news is that our wood-fired oven works very well in cold climates, and won’t have any trouble with snow. They are built using high-tech insulation, which holds in the heat when the oven is cooking, and helps keeps... Read More

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How to Find Masons For Your Outdoor Kitchen Project

Feb 09, 2023

When our customers opt to build their own DIY brick pizza oven or use one of our Forno Bravo modular pizza oven kits, they often choose to work with masonry professionals to help with installation and finishing. Even when our customers buy a fully-assembled pizza oven, masons will frequently be hired to help build the full outdoor kitchen, or the stone countertop or base where the oven is placed.  While... Read More


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