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July / August 2011 | No. 29; Summer Cooking and At Your Home

Jul 10, 2011

Welcome! We’ve had an incredibly busy spring and early summer, as a large and growing number of wood-fired cooking enthusiasts installed their ovens to get ready for summer. And summer has certainly arrived! Enjoy the warmer temperatures and have a great time entertaining friends and family, serving pizzas and other culinary delights from your Forno Bravo oven. If you are still working on installing your oven, don’t overdo it –... Read More

June 2011 | No. 28; Community Cookbook and Video Contest

Jun 10, 2011

Welcome! Summer is in full swing, but things haven’t slowed down for us at Forno Bravo. We’ve got a lot of fun projects in the works. One we’re especially happy to announce is our online Forno Bravo Community Cookbook. See below for details on this new resource for the wood-fired oven community. We’re also excited about our summer contest – we’re looking for the best wood-fired oven cooking videos! It seems... Read More

May 2011 | No. 27; Special Edition: Expo 2011 Recap & Recipes

May 10, 2011

Welcome! We’re devoting this issue of our Wood-Fired Newsletter to the Forno Bravo Expo held earlier this month, including some of the great recipes from the demonstrations. On behalf of the Forno Bravo team, big thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Expo – and to the chefs and caterers who gave everyone great tips and a lot of delicious food! We’re also happy to report that Pizza Quest continues to... Read More

April 2011 | No. 26; Forno Bravo Expo 2011 & Pulla Bread Recipe

Apr 10, 2011

Welcome! Happy spring! As we in the wood-fired community know, this time of year is great to get out and really enjoy those outdoor ovens. We look forward to hearing reports of new oven builds and “what you cooked last night” over on the Forno Bravo Forum. It’s hard to believe our first Forno Bravo Expo was held more than a year ago. We are looking forward to this year’s... Read More

March 2011 | No. 25; Let’s Get Portable & Peter’s Thoughts on Food Carts

Mar 10, 2011

Welcome! This month’s Wood-Fired Newsletter is all about portable wood-fired catering. We’ve included a lot of information for you: an update on Forno Bravo Via, our directory of wood-fired caterers from around the country — the list keeps getting bigger and better (and the caterers are doing some great things in some very cool places); a spotlight on our partner The Fire Within, which makes great fully assembled, portable wood-fired... Read More

February 2011 | No. 24; New Napoli Oven & Vera Pizza Napoletana

Feb 10, 2011

Welcome! In this month’s newsletter, we’re focusing on Vera Pizza Napoletana (or “real Neapolitan pizza”) and Naples. Some say that Naples is the historical home of pizza, with its Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes and Mozzarella di Bufala. Of course, there’s also the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association and Pizzaioli Napoletani Association, which represent the pizzeria and pizzaiolo communities, respectively. And don’t forget all those great pizza ovens. Speaking of great... Read More

January 2011 | No. 23; Heat Retention & New Photo Contest

Jan 10, 2011

Welcome! Happy 2011! We’re excited about the great wood-fired cooking ahead of us this year, and hope you are, too. The Forno Bravo team is looking forward to announcing some fun, exciting products and ideas throughout 2011, so stay tuned. For many in our wood-fired community, it’s cold out there! The cold temperatures made me think about heat – and keeping out the cold. So, this January 2011 newsletter focuses on... Read More

December 2010 | No. 22; Special Edition: Pizza Quest!

Dec 10, 2010

Welcome! Happy holidays! On behalf of the Forno Bravo team, I hope you enjoy some special visits with family and friends over the coming weeks – even better if that time is spent around a wood-fired oven! The end of the year offers time for reflection, and I am thankful for the wood-fired community that has grown around Forno Bravo since 2003. You make our work extremely fun and worthwhile.... Read More

November 2010 | No. 21; Three New Ovens & UL Certification

Nov 10, 2010

Welcome! From the day, we started Forno Bravo (seven years ago!), our mission has always been to make the pleasure of wood-fired cooking available to the widest-possible audience. That guiding mission is why we have introduced breakthrough ovens that are easy to set up (Primavera) and cost-effective (Casa2G), along with our free oven plans. Today, we are thrilled to take that vision one – or two – steps further. In... Read More



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