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Date-Stuffed Peppadew® Peppers

Sep 06, 2018

We love having creative recipes in our Community Cookbook! So many of the best ones start with talented professional chefs and home chefs asking, “What if I…?”  Following is one of those recipes for you to enjoy.  Thanks, Chef John! “This is one of my family’s favorite dishes to make when we fire the oven. It is a little spicy, a little sweet, and a little savory. It hits all of... Read More

Thanksgiving Turkey in a Wood Fired Oven

Nov 16, 2015

Do not be afraid! If you’ve already been making pizza or roasting chickens in the wood fired oven, roasting a turkey is as easy as (pumpkin) pie. Be patient about getting the oven down to roasting temperature of about 500°F – 600°F. Because if you’re rushed and you throw Henny Penny in when the oven’s too hot, you’ll lose the crispy crust. And DO remember to make a strong foil... Read More

Wood Fired Roasted Artichokes

Sep 08, 2015

Wood Fired Roasted Artichokes 12345 Votes: 5 Rating: 4.2 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Eating local … I grew up a little more than 100 miles north of Castroville, California. Castroville sits just outside of Monterey and a mere 8 miles from Forno Bravo HQ. Since the 1920’s, Castroville and the Salinas Valley have been among the most productive agriculture regions of California. It can be said the area... Read More

Tuscan Bread

May 26, 2015

This Tuscan style bread is made with a straight mix method. No need to activate the yeast or make a sponge prior to making this bread. Once baked, the loaf has a deep golden brown crust that softens as it rests and a chewy, moderately dense texture. I personally love using this bread for bruschetta or for my toast the morning after baking. The recipe is adapted from the King... Read More

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Egg And Leek Pizza

Apr 13, 2015

Eggs are awesome. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or midnight munchie, their versatility is unmatched in the gastronomic world. It is also a popular culinary myth that the pleats in a chef’s toque represent the 100 ways a chef can cook an egg. Adding an egg to pizza is certainly nothing new, but crowning your pie with the yolky richness certainly will elevate it from good to great. In this version I... Read More

Taleggio Chanterelle Pizza

Taleggio And Golden Chanterelle Pizza

Feb 21, 2015

Taleggio is one of my favorite cheeses. Hailing from the Lombardy region of Italy, it is rich, buttery and balanced with tart fruity and nutty flavors. It is sublime on any cheese plate but it quickly becomes ridiculously delicious when melted on pizza. Taleggio has a soft reddish-yellow washed rind that gives it a subtle salty finish and a wonderful off-white pale colored paste. If you have yet to dabble... Read More

Roasted Garlic

Jan 29, 2015

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, roasted garlic accompanied more meals than less. It always seemed to be on the table next to an incredible crusty hunk of bread. Not a frequent occurrence these days, but a must for any pizza party. As I’ve cooked more and more with the Forno Bravo I am loving utilizing the heat up and cool down times for cooking beyond pizza. Here... Read More

Pizza Party

A pizza party … a recipe

Dec 06, 2014

A few nights ago, I had the F&B team over for pizza after a long day of strategic planning. Being all foodies, we were excited to all throw our hats into the cooking ring with the Forno Bravo Wood Fired Oven. Unfortunately, it was a cold, wintery mix kind of night in the mid-Atlantic, but nothing a large market umbrella couldn’t handle. The evening was wonderful, full of laughter, stories, camaraderie,... Read More

Fire Roasted Turkey

New Tradition – Forno Bravo Oven Fire Roasted Turkey

Nov 13, 2014

Thanksgiving is a mere two weeks away so why not throw a turkey in the “Drago Affamato” or “The Hungry Dragon” as my family calls our oven. Obviously maintaining a steady low fire is key to evenly roasting for your bird. Think back to your cure, ideally a low fire around 350 is ideal. You’ll get charring, similar to your pizza, in spots, especially on the top but the crispy... Read More

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