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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

sliced sausage pizza

Spicy and Smokey Sausage Pizza

Aug 27, 2020

Guest chef, Gerry Speirs of FoodnessGracious.com is the proud owner of a tiled Napolino wood fired oven. He loves coming up with interesting pizza topping combinations like this Spicy and Smokey Sausage Pizza. It uses two kinds of sausage for a blend of flavors that are a step up from a classic meat pizza. One key ingredient is Calabrese Sausage. It is a dry-smoked, pork sausage from the Southern Italian... Read More

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Pancetta and Doming

Jul 22, 2020

Two weeks ago, I posted information on wood and the flavor characteristics that the different woods can impart in the overall flavor of the pizza.  This week, as a follow-up, I wanted to talk a little about “doming” the pizza during the cooking process. To “dome” the pizza or “doming” is the practice of lifting the pizza off the hearth and holding it close to the dome for a short... Read More

Morel, Asparagus, & Leek Pizza

May 29, 2019

Special thanks to Greg Higgins, who installed a Professionale 120 at his home in Oregon, for this dough and pizza recipe. He shares his Forno Bravo oven creations on his Facebook page, Pizza Monday. Notes on Greg’s Pizza Napoletana Dough: This is my favorite pizza dough using “00” pizza flour. It’s based on a classic Neapolitan dough ratio. We typically mix the dough around noon on Pizza Monday.  After an... 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

Volcano Pizza

The Volcano

Jan 08, 2019

This recipe was originally demonstrated at the 2015 Forno Bravo Expo by Chef Vito Romani, owner of Stella’s Pizza Pie mobile catering based in San Diego, CA. It is still a favorite of his customers today!   The Volcano 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe This pizza has quite a kick that combined with a rich, smooth, sweetness. The Volcano will erupt in your mouth... Read More

Jalapeno and Pecan Pesto Pizza

Oct 16, 2018

Thanks to Kenneth Kingswell of Strega Nonas Oven mobile catering in Gainesville, FL for sending in this recipe! This is a great pesto recipe for people who are lactose intolerant or are vegan.  There is no dairy in this recipe whatsoever.  It’s a great addition to bruschetta, pizza, eggs, fish, and chicken.  Give it a try!  I’ve also made this with almonds & pistachios with great results as well. Jalapeno & Pecan... Read More

Cooked pizza with Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula and Shaved Parmagian Cheese

The Fresh King

Jun 06, 2018

  Smooth, salty, and snappy, this Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza from Chef Vito Romani is a delight. Prosciutto is a thinly-sliced Italian dry-cured ham. For this recipe, it is paired with tangy, peppery arugula leaves, which have been freshly tossed with garlic-infused olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and shaved parmesan cheese for a real pop! Always a fan favorite at Stella’s Pizza Pie mobile catering based in San Diego, CA, and it will become a... Read More

The Fun Guy Vegetarian Pizza

May 07, 2018

“The Fun Guy” made with fungi. This light, vegetarian pizza created by Chef Vito Romani, owner of Stella’s Pizza Pie mobile catering based in San Diego, CA that is perfect for a summer afternoon feast! This recipe was demonstrated by Chef Vito for the guests at the Forno Bravo EXPO held in California’s wine country. It was a hit! The Fun Guy Pizza 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print... Read More

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