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Wood-Fired Cooking

Coastal Connections – The Patton’s Premio Modular Kit Build

Dec 29, 2020

Ever thought of building your own wood fired oven, but it seemed too daunting? Well, kits are a great way to tackle the project in a manageable way! Let us introduce you to Tom Patton, his wife, Jane, and his stepson, Clint. This past summer/fall, they decided that a pizza oven would be a perfect family quarantine project that would also help pull their small-town, coastal community together in the... Read More

Lobster and Asparagus on Pizza

Lobster and Asparagus Pizza

Dec 29, 2020

Hailing from the province of Ontario, Canada, Chief Psychologist and professor, Dr. Jon Mills, is a long-time fan of wood fired cooking. He submitted this recipe for our 2020 Recipe Contest and we think it looks and sounds amazing! Cooking new dishes always involves an element of risk, but they can also yield many happy surprises. This pizza is one of those winning flavor combinations. Notes from the Chef: “This... Read More

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Pizza Crust Stuffing

Nov 23, 2020

If you love pizza, and you love Thanksgiving, here is a fun way to combine the two! Mark and Jenny Bello of Pizza School NYC have concocted a delicious recipe that puts a new twist on a classic stuffing combination. By first baking pizza dough with onions for the bread element, you get a perfect flavor infusion built into the base of this stuffing mix that really takes it up... Read More

Cooked Salmon-Cast Iron Skillet

Tandoori Salmon in a Cast Iron Skillet

Nov 23, 2020

Congratulations to Jon Mills, the winner of our 2020 Fall Recipe Contest! His lively Tandoori Salmon recipe makes both a beautiful appetizer course or the main star on your menu. Prepared with a make-ahead marinade, the fish cooks extremely quickly in a wood fired oven, retaining both its moisture and flavor. Note: This recipe is written very generally because the ingredient amounts will vary significantly based on the number of... Read More

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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

chicken pancetta pizza with basil

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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