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Baked Peach and Raspberry Crisp

Aug 27, 2020

We love the fresh tastes of summer; flavors like fresh-picked raspberries and juicy peaches! This dessert from John Livera takes just a few minutes to mix up before dinner. Let it rest while you enjoy your pizza service to give the flavors a chance to incorporate, and then pop it in your oven when the fire is down to embers to bake. What a delicious finish to the evening meal!... Read More

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Pancetta and Doming

Jul 22, 2020

Two weeks ago, I posted information on wood and the flavor characteristics that the different woods can impart in the overall flavor of the pizza.  This week, as a follow-up, I wanted to talk a little about “doming” the pizza during the cooking process. To “dome” the pizza or “doming” is the practice of lifting the pizza off the hearth and holding it close to the dome for a short... 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

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Slice Out Hunger’s – Pizza vs Pandemic Campaign

Apr 17, 2020

On March 21st, 2020, Slice Out Hunger and their partners, Slice, and Pizza to the Polls, launched an audacious new campaign called “Pizza vs. Pandemic.” Its simple goals are to get good pizza to care workers and care centers, and to support small businesses across America. Since the launch, they have raised $398,000 from over 5,500 donors, so that 11,700 pies could be delivered to 453 care centers across the... Read More

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Pizza Party Primer

Dec 20, 2019

One of the perks of owning a wood fired oven is hosting great gatherings. There is something primal in our spirits that draws people together around the heat and motion of the flames. Add in the delicious smells of the pizza, and the interactive nature of the preparation, and you have a guaranteed hit on your hands. …All that is a fancy way of saying, “IT’S PARTY TIME!” Keep reading... Read More

Chefs Rock Forno Bravo Napoli Ovens at the 2019 Las Vegas Pizza Festival

Dec 19, 2019

Check out the video from the Las Vegas Pizza Festival and enjoy a taste of the action! The Show The inaugural Las Vegas Pizza Festival in November was a big hit! Its industrial setting featured over 20 artisans slinging pies and 1,500+ people attending! Vegas has become known as a “foodie” town, with great chefs opening restaurants both inside and away from the casinos, but until now, the quality of... Read More

Infused Olive Oils

Dec 17, 2019

Olive oil, one of our most versatile ingredients, comes from the most cultivated tree in the world. It can be used in many different ways and can be transformed into something that will complement a dish, and add more depth of flavor. As you see in this video, I will be demonstrating the basics of infusing extra virgin Olive Oil with other flavors. Once you have mastered the basics, you... Read More

A Fall Farm-to-Table Feast with Chef Nicolas Torrent

Nov 19, 2019

Chef Nicolas Torrent is a master at taking hyper-local, farm-fresh, organic ingredients and turning them into culinary wonders. He loves using his Vesuvio wood fired oven from Forno Bravo for the textures and flavors it draws from his dishes. Enjoy this video and blog capturing the bounty of a fall “farm to pizza oven to table” feast he prepared for guests last year at Park Winters Farm in Winters, California.... Read More

Wood Fired Thanksgiving Meal Recipe Collection from Foodterra

Nov 15, 2019

Eric Wilson is a private chef based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He specializes in “free-style cookery” focusing on fresh, local ingredients. After years of honing his craft in restaurants, he now prepares meals for clients all over the world. His enthusiasm and spontaneity continues to delight guests of all kinds! In 2018, Forno Bravo invited Chef Eric to develop and film making a Thanksgiving Meal using his Bella wood fired... Read More

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