Wood-Fired Cooking

More Fabulous Photos from the Forno Bravo 2023 Photo Contest

Nov 30, 2023

With so many wonderful entries from our recent Forno Bravo Photo Contest, we couldn’t stop sharing at just the top 3! (Click here to see the winning entries) Keep scrolling to see more spotlights on these beautiful wood and gas fired pizza ovens builds, and some of the delicious food that has been made in them. These owners are really passionate about their ovens! You can read the fun stories... Read More

5 Fall Parties That Feature Your Wood Fired Oven

Sep 29, 2023

Looking for entertaining ideas, themes, or special occasions for throwing a party that centers around a wood fired oven this fall? In this article, you will find 5 fun ideas to get you started. These are memorable celebrations that your friends will be raving about for years to come! Starting principals: Do remember to post your menus in advance to build excitement, and consider any dietary preferences and restrictions of... Read More

Labor Day Gathering Guide

Aug 31, 2023

On the first Monday in September, the United States celebrates Labor Day. It is a federal holiday established in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland to provide a day of rest for workers, and to honor their many contributions. The holiday is also a perfect time to gather with friends and family at the end of summer for a last hurrah as kids are going back to school and the weather... Read More

Introducing Andrea Colognese and the Jamestown Bread Project

Aug 31, 2023

Baking your own fresh bread is a wonderful benefit of a wood-fired oven. The smells— the taste— the perfect crust— Oh, my! Andrea Colognese is a baking expert and he has launched the Jamestown Bread Project to help chefs learn to make the best bread in their wood-fired ovens at home. We will be releasing many of his delicious recipes and helpful instructions over the coming months as we all... Read More

Firing Up the Flavor at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, CA

May 31, 2023

Introducing 1440 Multiversity. This unique center is a nonprofit immersive and online learning destination nestled in the heart of the California Redwoods. The Mission The center hosts both large and small group events, leadership training, classes, retreats, yoga, and private dining experiences served family-style, among their many choices. They are located in Scotts Valley, just outside of Santa Cruz, CA. Their outreaches also include offering supportive programs free of charge... Read More

Innovative Pizza Topping Combos by Chef Higgins – Part 2

Apr 27, 2023

Last month, we featured the home pizza creations of Chef Greg Higgins, James Beard award winner, and head chef at Higgins restaurant in Portland, OR. The response was so good, and he has so many marvelous topping combinations to choose from, that we decided to keep going! All of the pizzas in today’s showcase are either fully vegetarian, or include seafood as the primary protein. However, you will quickly learn... Read More

Innovative Pizza Topping Combinations

Mar 29, 2023

Meet Chef Greg Higgin, head chef, co-owner, and the master creative force at Higgins restaurant in Portland, Oregon. In this blog, we will explore the extremely unique topping combinations Greg and his wife have developed for their weekly home pizza baking sessions in their Forno Bravo modular pizza oven. Delicious and creative, they are sure to challenge your pantry and palette. Greg won the  2002 James Beard award as Best... Read More

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Winter Wood-Fired Cooking Tips

Feb 24, 2023

Wood-fired cooking can be a year-round adventure, requiring just a few tips and modifications to continue all winter long. As our Canadian customers and those in mountainous regions can attest, the good news is that our wood-fired oven works very well in cold climates, and won’t have any trouble with snow. They are built using high-tech insulation, which holds in the heat when the oven is cooking, and helps keeps... Read More

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Pizza Cookbook Gift Ideas

Dec 19, 2022

Looking for a last-minute gift idea for your favorite home pizzaiolo or chef? Pizza-focused cookbooks are always a hit! Explore the books below for great ways to enhance your pizza-making chops. These books include recipes and contributions from some of the best of the best in the field. They are available through Amazon and many other local booksellers. Just click any of the photos below to be connected directly to... Read More


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