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Naan Bread

Feb 24, 2020

Naan Bread is a versatile form of flat bread that has its roots in India and the Middle East. It is also super easy to make in a wood fired oven! This recipe for Lavender and Fennel Pollen Naan Bread is a gourmet adaptation of the basic recipe and brought to us by Chef Ryan Kirby of Wisconsin. Chef Kirby has a passion for making dishes with local, fresh ingredients. You can... Read More

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Bravo Mexican Pizza

Aug 01, 2018

Community contributor, Maria O’Donnell, shares her recipe for a Wood Fired Mexican Pizza that is a crowd favorite at her house! Perfect for summer parties. This pizza features salty pancetta, mild shrimp, and hearty black beans as a base, then layers on four kinds cheese for richnesses. Finally, it ties the flavors together with crisp lettuce, smooth lime crema, and jalapenos and hot sauce for some spice. Try this dish... Read More

Drink a beer; get inspired.

Jun 07, 2015

Last week my business travels took me to Boston. I was very fortunate to be on the receiving end of a private tour of the Harpoon Brewery. Harpoon is a working brewery that also has a large bar that you can visit and order up the breweries latest suds. To accompany your beer, they serve soft pretzels that are made to order. The pretzels have a wonderful fermented flavor, and... Read More

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Sesame seed chili flatbread

Apr 19, 2015

I was digging through recipes this week craving something spicy with a little crunch and a soft chew. Deep within the stacks of my handwritten, tattered pile of unfiled recipes, I uncovered a flatbread recipe I used 20 years ago in a Mediterranean restaurant I was running. Admittedly, we baked these off in a traditional oven for the sole reason of keeping up with demand. We served this bread as... Read More

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Pesto, Asparagus and Egg Pizza

Jul 16, 2012

I’ve been posting recipes here in the Forno Bravo cookbook for months, but oddly enough I have yet to tackle pizza, one of the cornerstone outputs of our wood-fired beauties. Perhaps it was a subconscious reticence to test my mettle against seasoned pros – like telling Mario Batali how to make pasta. But here we are: I’m posting a pizza recipe, and will be doing so for the next few... Read More

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