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Highlights from the 2019 National Restaurant Association Show

May 30, 2019

The 100th Anniversary 2019 National Restaurant Association Show is a wrap! Our booth was a hub of excitement each day as Master Instructor, Chef Leo Spizzirri took the stage to put our custom-tiled Napoli120 through its paces. The food was amazing and the cooking tips he gave out were extremely helpful. Click Here To Jump Straight To Leo’s Upcoming “Mastering Your Oven Course” on June 29! 4-Day Trade Show Extravaganza... Read More

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Tips on Installing a Wood Fired Oven from John Livera

Apr 29, 2019

Steps for Installing a Residential Oven For many, installing a pizza oven at home is a dream.  Although it can seem a bit overwhelming, if you know what to anticipate, it is well worth the effort! It is important to understand the process so you can plan accordingly. Walk with John Livera, (seafood specialist, wood-fired enthusiast, consultant, and chef) through the installation of his wood fired Vesuvio oven in this... Read More

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Butterscotch Sticky Buns

Apr 19, 2019

Chef Bart’s Butterscotch Sticky Buns (before glazing) I say when you have a craving, feed it! I was digging through the ol’ box of recipes and stumbled across this glorious breakfast sin. While reading through the ingredients, my mouth started to water, and I just had to see how it worked in the Forno Bravo oven. Grab your cast-iron skillet, or similar baking pan, your scotch whiskey, and your sense... Read More

Showing Off the 2019 Show Ovens

Mar 29, 2019

This year, the stars of the Forno Bravo 2019 International Pizza Expo booth were a dashing Napoli120 with a powerful new burner, and the sleek, new, Viaggio100 Mobile Drop-in refractory pizza oven. Napoli120 Takes Center Stage The Napoli is a centerpiece oven that is meant to be seen. The team created a bold, custom tile design for the Napoli120 to shine a spotlight on several different logo styles and patterns... Read More

Pizza Expo 2019 and an Interview with Chef Leo Spizzirri

Mar 29, 2019

Chef Leo Spizzirri, Master Istruttore and Co-Founder of the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy, hosted several live cooking demonstrations in the Forno Bravo booth at the 2019 International Pizza Expo. Some of his helpers included 4 Master Chefs from the Schola Italiana Pizzaioli, the oldest pizza school in Italy. It was a treat to have so much talent and skill in our booth! The Expo draws in over 8,000... Read More

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Wood-Fired Pizza Dough

Mar 28, 2019

Sometimes, you just need a bit of dough for a small group and you don’t want to drag out a big mixer for the effort. There can also be something soothing about getting your hands into a ball of dough and working it to perfection. With these things in mind, Chef Leo Spizzirri, Master Instruttore, PFC, and Co-Founder of the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy developed this recipe for a simple,... Read More

Chef Leo Spizzirri’s Sole nel Piatto (“Sun on the Plate”) Pizza Demonstration

Mar 28, 2019

Sole nel Piatto is a sunny, specialty pizza well known in Italy. Chef Leo Spizzirri from the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy put his own spin on it at the 2019 International Pizza Expo to produce a beautiful and fun treat for your restaurant or kitchen table! Enjoy a portion of his Forno Bravo demo at the 2019 International Pizza Expo, as he walks us through making this cheerful creation. Steps... Read More

BBQ Ribs

St. Louis BBQ Ribs

Mar 27, 2019

Last week, I posted a quick recipe and technique to utilize while your oven is heating up. This week, I thought I’d share a post-pizza party, oven cool-down recipe for St. Louis BBQ Ribs. The residual heat after an evening of cooking pizzas provides a great opportunity to utilize your Forno Bravo oven for a smoky slow roast. While there are countless rubs and marinades for ribs out there in... Read More

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Pizza Perfect Herb Garden

Feb 27, 2019

Adding herbs to your wood fired pizza is the perfect way to accentuate your favorite recipe. Fresh herbs not only add a bright and unique taste to pizza, but also add healthy vitamins and nutrients to your meal. Growing an herb garden at home is an excellent way to skip the grocery store and ensure you’re getting the freshest herbs available just steps from your wood fired pizza oven. Check... Read More

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