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Meet Forno Bravo Dealers George and Tena McNeil

Sep 24, 2020

George and Tena McNeil of MWS Enterprises – Home Pizzeria Ovens have been Forno Bravo dealers since almost the beginning. Their relationship with the company goes back to 2006, and today is stronger than ever! With offices in New Hampshire and Florida, their customers come from across the Northeast and Florida, and now, the Caribbean as well. We took some time to do a phone interview with George and get... Read More

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2020 Wood Fired Thanksgiving Recipe Contest

Sep 24, 2020

Thank you for being a part of our 2020 Wood Fired Thanksgiving Recipe Contest. We can’t wait to try your delicious food and share it with the community. Our goal is to help folks assemble the most delicious, creative, and eclectic Wood Fired Thanksgiving meal ever! To submit your recipe for consideration in the contest, simply click the button below, complete the form, and upload your photo(s).     Contest... Read More

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Roasted Soft-Shell Crabs with Potato and Corn Hash

Sep 16, 2020

This recipe is from our seafood expert, John Livera, who again shows us that wood fired cooking is about so much more than just pizza! For example, a delicacy that cooks up beautifully in a cast iron pan is soft-shell crab. It’s sweet, succulent flavor with a slightly crispy texture is a delight to seafood lovers everywhere. Soft-shell crabs are blue crabs that have been harvested immediately after they shed... Read More

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Chicken and Pancetta Pizza

Sep 15, 2020

It’s easy to overthink – and over top – a wood fired pizza. Too much cheese, too many flavors, too much weight can all bog down the dough and reduce the crust’s oven spring, making it greasy or flat (or difficult to slide off the peel, resulting in a pizza disaster. Yikes!) This yummy pizza combination was contributed by guest chef and Forno Bravo oven owner, Gerry Speirs at Foodness... Read More

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2020 Summer Photo Contest Winners

Aug 30, 2020

After receiving over 680 photos and over 170 submissions in our 2020 Summer Photo Contest, we have read every story, and reviewed every image (multiple times!) and are pleased to announce our contest winners. Congratulations to the following Grand Prize Winners on their wonderful photographs: Sharon Philpott & Stephen Finn, Joe Pirolozzi, and Gerald Richards. These photos are so gorgeous, that we’ve included a couple extra from each set for your enjoyment.... Read More

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2020 Summer Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Aug 28, 2020

With so many choices in our 2020 Summer Photo Contest, it was hard to pick our favorites. (i.e. our judges were asked to pick their top ten photos, and one sent back a list of 46! Yes, we made them go back and narrow down their list, but it just goes to show how good the images were.) So, to honor the effort that went into these entries and builds,... Read More

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Spicy and Smokey Sausage Pizza

Aug 27, 2020

Guest chef, Gerry Speirs of FoodnessGracious.com is the proud owner of a tiled Napolino wood fired oven. He loves coming up with interesting pizza topping combinations like this Spicy and Smokey Sausage Pizza. It uses two kinds of sausage for a blend of flavors that are a step up from a classic meat pizza. One key ingredient is Calabrese Sausage. It is a dry-smoked, pork sausage from the Southern Italian... Read More

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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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Upcoming Wood Fired Cooking Classes from Turkey Trot Acres

Aug 27, 2020

Over the years, Pete and Sherry Clare, proprietors of Turkey Trot Acres in Candor, NY have found that many people like to build their confidence with a “try before you buy” class before jumping into owning their own oven. As Forno Bravo dealers and experienced wood-fired cooking instructors, they began offering an introductory, hands-on, wood-fired cooking class to meet this need. Their next 2 classes will be held on September... Read More

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