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Pizza Party Primer

Dec 20, 2019

One of the perks of owning a wood fired oven is hosting great gatherings. There is something primal in our spirits that draws people together around the heat and motion of the flames. Add in the delicious smells of the pizza, and the interactive nature of the preparation, and you have a guaranteed hit on your hands. …All that is a fancy way of saying, “IT’S PARTY TIME!” Keep reading... Read More

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Feast of the 7 Fishes – An Italian-American Christmas Eve Tradition with a Wood Fired Twist

Dec 19, 2019

Food, faith, and place have been inextricably and deliciously intertwined throughout history. One example is the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Traceable back to Southern Italian immigrants in New York as early as the 1800’s, this grand Christmas Eve meal exclusively features seafood and its accompanying dishes. While a common occurrence within the Italian-American community, and in Italy in general, the name of the feast has only been popularized more... Read More

Chefs Rock Forno Bravo Napoli Ovens at the 2019 Las Vegas Pizza Festival

Dec 19, 2019

Check out the video from the Las Vegas Pizza Festival and enjoy a taste of the action! The Show The inaugural Las Vegas Pizza Festival in November was a big hit! Its industrial setting featured over 20 artisans slinging pies and 1,500+ people attending! Vegas has become known as a “foodie” town, with great chefs opening restaurants both inside and away from the casinos, but until now, the quality of... Read More

2019 Photo Review From Our Wood Fired Family

Dec 19, 2019

As we wrap up 2019, we love looking back at the ‘family photo album’ and samples of the wonderful, wood fired shots and stories sent to us this year by the community of Forno Bravo owners and oven builders. Here are just a few of the many terrific submission we received through our contests, Facebook page, and Photo Gallery link. Our oven lines are so diverse, and our owners and... Read More

Infused Olive Oils

Dec 17, 2019

Olive oil, one of our most versatile ingredients, comes from the most cultivated tree in the world. It can be used in many different ways and can be transformed into something that will complement a dish, and add more depth of flavor. As you see in this video, I will be demonstrating the basics of infusing extra virgin Olive Oil with other flavors. Once you have mastered the basics, you... Read More

A Fall Farm-to-Table Feast with Chef Nicolas Torrent

Nov 19, 2019

Chef Nicolas Torrent is a master at taking hyper-local, farm-fresh, organic ingredients and turning them into culinary wonders. He loves using his Vesuvio wood fired oven from Forno Bravo for the textures and flavors it draws from his dishes. Enjoy this video and blog capturing the bounty of a fall “farm to pizza oven to table” feast he prepared for guests last year at Park Winters Farm in Winters, California.... Read More

Wood Fired Thanksgiving Meal Recipe Collection from Foodterra

Nov 15, 2019

Eric Wilson is a private chef based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He specializes in “free-style cookery” focusing on fresh, local ingredients. After years of honing his craft in restaurants, he now prepares meals for clients all over the world. His enthusiasm and spontaneity continues to delight guests of all kinds! In 2018, Forno Bravo invited Chef Eric to develop and film making a Thanksgiving Meal using his Bella wood fired... Read More

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Tips and Tricks on Picking Wood and Managing Your Fire

Oct 31, 2019

What’s Your Favorite? Do you have a favorite type of wood you love to cook with in your oven? Click on this form to tell us your preference and why, plus your best fire management tip. We will share them with other oven owners in a later blog to help everyone become a better Fire Master! For newer owners, managing your fire can be intimidating. Learning how to pick and... Read More

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Fire Roasted Eggplant Dip

Oct 30, 2019

Autumn is my favorite season—cooler temperatures, longer nights and best of all: harvest! Eggplant is among the best of the bounty. Delicious dips such as baba ghanouj (also called baba ghanoush) and muttabal are mainly roasted eggplant, with most recipes placing the fruit directly on a gas burner and roasting until the skin cracks. What better candidate for the wood fired oven? I picked up four eggplants to roast in... Read More

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