Wood-Fired Cooking

2022 Summer Photo Contest Honorable Mentions: Fantastic Food

Sep 29, 2022

Wood fired cooking can be broad and bold or simple and subtle. Pizza is a common favorite, but it is by no means the only thing you can cook in these ovens. Our 2022 Summer Photo Contest Honorable Mentions have captured just a portion of the spectrum of dishes you can prepare to delight the pallet and satisfy your appetite. Read on to discover more wood fired favorites. Special congratulations... Read More

Serata Trailer

The Serata Trailer Makes Pizza-On-The-Go Easy

Aug 31, 2022

Pizza-on-the-go isn’t just for the pros anymore, it is accessible to anyone. Tailgating, backyard catering, or after-practice feasts are now fun and easy with the Serata Trailer from Forno Bravo’s sister company, Fireside Trailer, LLC. Weighing in at just 950 lbs dry weight/2200 lbs GAWR (fully loaded tow package) and featuring the fast-heating steel Bella 40 wood fired pizza oven, this lightweight oven and trailer can be towed with just... Read More

Venting For Residential Wood Fired Pizza Ovens

Aug 12, 2022

Safe and effective venting is a critical part of great wood fired cooking. Not adhering to safe venting rules will make it more likely that your installation will fail to meet local building codes, and not pass inspection. Even worse, poor venting can create a serious hazard, causing a fire or other harm to yourself, and to those around you.  In this guide, we will explain the safety rules for... Read More

Tuscan Grill

Tuscan Grill Expands Wood Fired Cooking Options

May 31, 2022

A Tuscan Grill is a premium steel accessory that you place in your hot, wood fired oven over a bed of coals for cooking sizzling steaks, burgers, or chops, grilling chicken, roasting vegetables, or baking fish. You can even use it in combination with a cast-iron skillet or sizzle pan for smaller items or for preparing pizza ingredients like mushrooms, onions, peppers, or eggplant. Forno Bravo’s version of this quality... Read More

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Community Question: What is Your Oven Inspiration?

Dec 17, 2021

Our November 2021 Community Question was all about oven inspirations. What inspired you to buy or build your wood fired pizza oven? We received several responses from previous customers and have included a few other responses we’ve received from our social media inputs, testimonials, and contests as well. The overall sense of what we heard was ‘Don’t be afraid to dream big,’ and that ‘love of food’ and ‘Italy’ have... Read More

Favorite Wood Fired Foods and Pizza Toppings

Nov 18, 2021

October 2021’s Community Question was all about favorite wood fired foods and pizza toppings. The creativity you can display in a wood fired oven is almost endless.  Below, you will find several responses from our community to help spark your imagination and stretch your comfort zone as you move beyond the typical pizza box to a whole new world of deliciousness. (They came up with some pretty delightful pizza topping... Read More

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2021 Summer Photo Contest Honorable Mentions – Fantastic Food Photos

Oct 29, 2021

Pizza, pizza, and more pizza! There were so many great shots of our favorite food to choose from in this year’s contest that we decided to make a special honorable mention category for just food photos. It covered pizza (of course,) but there were beautiful shots of other types of foods too, like lamb chops, chicken, and even an octopus dish! Enjoy these photos. They will make you yearn to... Read More

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More 2021 Summer Photo Contest Winners – Honorable Mentions

Sep 30, 2021

We loved the diversity of this year’s photo contest entries, so we’ve decided to highlight some of the honorable mentions and their stories. With so many great choices, we know you’ll be as impressed and pleased as we are. From Heather Leiggi’s fancy red tile styling to Michael Peruffo’s smooth DIY vibe; Patrick Mokeris’ Napolino with its modern flair and the back to the middles ages stone structure of Michael... Read More

Fire in wood fired pizza oven

How to Light a Fire in Your Pizza Oven with Chef Anthony Iannone

Sep 29, 2021

In this video, Chef Anthony of the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy takes us through his method for starting a fire in a wood fired oven (commercial or residential.) Using a combination of materials like fire starters, dried, cut wood, specialty pressed beech wood, (and a fun, but ferocious propane torch,) he gets the fire burning merrily away quickly and easily. Check out his tips and tricks to make... Read More

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