Wood-Fired Cooking

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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

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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

Introducing Chef Aaron Brooks

Jun 30, 2021

A native of Australia, Chef Aaron Brooks is the top-rated executive chef at Four Season Miami and EDGE Steak and Bar, among others. He is also the newest member of the Forno Bravo Guest Chef team! He loves bringing together flavors from the many places he has lived, worked, and traveled. He relishes the challenge of combining local ingredients with world influences to create both exciting new dishes and to... Read More

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Hosting a Safe (and Low-Cost) Memorial Day Party

May 27, 2021

If you want to throw a Memorial Day party this year on a budget, you can pull it off safely if you follow some simple guidelines and keep it small. Other ideas include: Host the gathering outside, and think about ways to light up your patio or backyard to keep the party going after dark. Save money by using homemade decorations, and remember to put out some hand sanitizer and... Read More

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Fun Ways to Celebrate National Pizza Day

Jan 21, 2021

Looking for a fun and silly holiday to celebrate to break the winter blahs? Try Tuesday, February 9th. It’s National Pizza Day! (Hey, just because we share the day with National Bagel and Lox Day and National Toothache Day is no reason to knock it!) Let’s celebrate in style with pizza slingers and pie makers around the country. Several chains are offering great specials that day, or you can make... Read More

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Revving in the New Year with Red Truck Pizza

Jan 19, 2021

Meet the Caines Retired teachers, Boni and Mark Caine of Forest Lake, MN combined Mark’s love of old cars and Boni’s love of food science to create Red Truck Pizza. They bought a Forno Bravo Viaggio Mobile Drop-In oven, put it into a 1952 Dodge farm grain truck, and creatively turned the old truck into a food truck. They have been having a blast with it ever since! By starting... Read More

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