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Leek and Meyer Lemon Pizza

Leek Jam, Meyer Lemon, Anchovy, Black Olive and Dill Flatbread

Jul 14, 2016

In keeping with my desire to cook outside of the box when it comes to flatbreads, here is a real flavor-palooza of a pie, that is (yes, Virginia) actually cheese-free! The leek jam does take a little time, but the result is worth it, and I encourage you to make double or triple the recipe, then freeze it in smaller containers so that when the urge strikes, you’ll be ready... Read More

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Crab and Artichoke Savory Bread Pudding

Jun 20, 2016

Isn’t it frustrating to let the oven’s residual heat go to waste? Here’s a recipe that gives you the opportunity to make a delicious brunch dish for the next day, after you’ve cooked up a feast the night before. I had a pizza festa on a recent Saturday night for some friends who were staying with us for the weekend. I made a dozen assorted pies, but a few of... Read More

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Potato and Radicchio Wood Fired Pizza

Jun 17, 2016

Potatoes are not a typical pizza topping in the USA but the cutting-edge pizzerias of Rome and Naples love to add the starchy root to a crisp and golden pie. Here, the blissful flavor of charred radicchio and the salty tang of prosciutto provide an earthy balance, while cool fresh mozzarella and a whisper of fresh oregano ties it all together into happy harmony. Makes one @13-inch pizza; may be... Read More

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Wood Fired Community Cookbook Recipe Contest

Jun 07, 2016

Do you have a wood fired recipe that gets rave reviews from family and friends?  Now is your opportunity to not only share it with other wood fired chefs and enthusiasts, but get rewarded, too! Starting June 1 through July 30, 2016 we are holding a Summer Wood Fired Recipe Contest and the winner will receive a $75.00 shopping spree in the Forno Bravo Store. Submit your recipes through the... Read More

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Wood Fired Global Baked Beans

May 19, 2016

Be honest. Are you still opening cans of Heinz 57 when it comes to culinary pals for your hot dogs? You’ve gone to so much trouble shopping for great ingredients (my absolute favorite dogs come from Northwind Farms in Tivoli, NY), but you continue to underestimate how delicious homemade baked beans can be, especially from a wood fired oven. Step it up, my friends. This wood fired recipe crosses many... Read More


Oohey Gooey S’mores

May 09, 2016

Oohey Gooey S'mores 12345 Votes: 2 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Who doesn't love S'mores?? But crowding around the front of your wood burning oven, while everyone is trying to stuff their arm into the oven to toast a marshmallow over the remaining embers after dinner is a bit of a buzz kill. Out comes the cast iron skillet and in goes all the yum yum' needed... Read More

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Asparagus, Fontina, Arugula Pizza

Apr 20, 2016

This pizza has the fresh taste of asparagus combined with the soft, creaminess of fontina cheese and the whole pizza is enhanced by the peppery flavor of arugula. Makes one @13-inch pizza; may be doubled 4 asparagus spears, ends snapped off and lower 2 inches peeled One 9-ounce ball of dough, at room temperature Olive oil, for shaping and brushing the dough Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper... Read More

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Roasted Vegetable Antipasti

Apr 11, 2016

Quick and easy roasted vegetables as appetizers or pizza toppings when you’re cooking in a wood fired pizza oven. You can even save any leftovers and make a frittata the next morning! Thanks to Bill Bell of Mercer Island, WA for submitting this recipe! Roasted Vegetable Antipasti 12345 Votes: 2 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Quick and easy roasted vegetables as appetizers or pizza toppings. CourseAppetizer Servings... Read More

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Coal Roasted Beet Salad

Apr 04, 2016

I love this time of year, beets are popping out of the earth, spring has officially sprung and gardens are green with new growth! Beets have that inherently sweet backdrop, perfectly balanced by their natural earthiness. In this very simple presentation you will highlight the sweetness while adding the caramel complexity of balsamic. It has recently become cool to leave the more fiberous skin on the beets when you serve... Read More



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