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Wood-Roasted Caramelized Brussels’ Sprouts

Nov 04, 2016

Crisp-golden, salt-flecked, and toothsome, these alluring little green gems are the perfect accompaniment to a Thanksgiving or Christmas menu, and they’re user-friendly, too: You can cover and refrigerate the blanched sprouts on a paper towel-lined platter for several hours before finishing them in the hot oven. The halved sprouts must be cooked in one layer, so choose your largest, heaviest skillet. Wood-Roasted Caramelized Brussels’ Sprouts 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0... Read More

Forno Bravo Pre-Cured Ovens

Why Did Forno Bravo Start Offering Pre-Cured Ovens?

Sep 28, 2016

All refractory ovens, whether commercial grade refractory pizza ovens like Forno Bravo, or hand crafted brick ovens like those imported from Italy or made by masons require curing. Why? Because these types of ovens are made with “manufacturing water” that needs to be baked out of the dome slowwwly to strengthen the pizza oven and get it ready for cooking. This curing process takes a lot of time, usually between... Read More

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A Girl and Her Dragon – Beyond Pizza

Sep 07, 2016

You can cook more than just pizza in that oven of yours. I know, I know, sacrilege! It’s a pizza oven for a reason! Hear me out though. I’ve catered close to a dozen events this summer, from massive corporate parties to private birthday bashes, and a couple of times clients have asked us for something beyond the basic insert-your-toppings-here package. In response to their requests, I did a bit... Read More

Forno Bravo Custom Tiled Napolino Pizza Ovens Are Gaining Popularity

Custom Tiled Pizza Ovens Are Really Gaining Popularity.

Sep 01, 2016

Forno Bravo’s custom tiled ovens are becoming a very popular feature. Whether you want a different color scheme, family name or a custom logo engraved, Forno Bravo’s team can make it happen. This service is offered at very reasonable prices, simply because we want our restaurant and home owners to know the oven was crafted specifically for them by Forno Bravo. Whether you are buying a Napolino or Vesuvio tiled... Read More

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Roasted Vegetable Antipasti

Apr 11, 2016

Quick and easy roasted vegetables as appetizers or pizza toppings when you’re cooking in a wood fired pizza oven. You can even save any leftovers and make a frittata the next morning! Thanks to Bill Bell of Mercer Island, WA for submitting this recipe! Roasted Vegetable Antipasti 12345 Votes: 2 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Quick and easy roasted vegetables as appetizers or pizza toppings. CourseAppetizer Servings... Read More

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Herb Roasted Chicken

Jan 04, 2016

I have always found comfort in roasted chicken, both the process of making a roasted chicken and eating one. It always reminds me of a Sunday supper with the entire family around the table. If your Family is anything like mine, 7 of us, you might need two birds. The cooking time will largely depend on the temperature of your wood burning oven, a 3 pound bird will take somewhere... Read More

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A Girl and Her Dragon Summer Party

Dec 14, 2015

Last I wrote, we’d just wrapped up my first event, the Nueva School Quest night. Lots of people, lots of pizza, lots of fun (I know, I know, a bit clichéd, but very true!). Little did I know that that night was nothing in comparison to my next function: the Foundation Capital Summer party! Foundation Capital is the venture capital firm where my dad (Paul Holland) works. They do as... Read More

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Roasting Chestnuts in a Wood Fired Oven

Dec 07, 2015

Chestnut trees once covered huge swaths of East Coast forests until a fungal blight arrived from Asia, killing off about 3.5 billion trees in the first half of the 20th century. But lucky me two of the very few surviving productive trees are right behind my house in the Hudson Valley. So the last couple of weeks have been a race between me and the critters that live around us.... Read More

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A Primavera Wood Fired Oven Remodel

Nov 30, 2015

Forno Bravo wood fired ovens can last a lifetime but sometimes an owner may want to give the outside a facelift.  That’s what happened to Greg S. of Southern California, who purchased a Forno Bravo Primavera 60 oven in 2009.  After several years of enjoying his oven on a stand, he decided to take his Primavera to the next level to match his outdoor fireplace.  He hired Ray Morrow Designs... Read More

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