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Forno Bravo and Pizza Quest Renew Partnership

Jul 27, 2016

  Pizza oven manufacturer promotes destination website hosted by Peter Reinhart. Salinas, CA  July 27, 2016 – Forno Bravo ( and Pizza Quest have announced a renewal of their collaboration on the pizza-themed website, , that began in 2010.  “Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart” is a destination website for pizza enthusiasts that contains video and blog content as well as recipes and guest columns from chefs and personalities in... Read More

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A Girl and Her Dragon – She’s on Fire!

Jul 05, 2016

The bright side is that, as of the writing of this latest blog, I haven’t set anything on fire that I wasn’t supposed to. I am not going to lie; there have been a few close calls. Turns out burning cornstarch will adhere to a pizza peel and turn a 6-foot cooking implement into a temporary torch. Evidently supposedly dead coals can flare up when brought out of the oven... Read More

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Potato and Radicchio Wood Fired Pizza

Jun 17, 2016

Potatoes are not a typical pizza topping in the USA but the cutting-edge pizzerias of Rome and Naples love to add the starchy root to a crisp and golden pie. Here, the blissful flavor of charred radicchio and the salty tang of prosciutto provide an earthy balance, while cool fresh mozzarella and a whisper of fresh oregano ties it all together into happy harmony. Makes one @13-inch pizza; may be... Read More

may 2016 newsletter

May 2016 | No. 85; Memorial Day Recipes, Bella Sales, PizzaQuest in Denver

Jun 01, 2016

Welcome! As we approach Memorial Day this month, all of us at Forno Bravo would like to remember the men and women in the armed forces who gave their lives while serving our country. We hope you can fire up your oven over the weekend and bring family and friends together to celebrate the holiday. This month, our guest chefs bring you some great recipe ideas for a Memorial Day... Read More

april 2016 newsletter

April 2016 No. 84; Pizza Recipes, Home Gas Oven, PizzaQuest Guest Column

Jun 01, 2016

Welcome! This month’s newsletter has some very exciting news with new products for both our residential and commercial customers! Forno Bravo will now offer a home gas option on Casa and Premio modular oven kits for outdoor installations, and commercial customers can now order a complete pizza oven package including a Type 1 exhaust hood custom designed to fit all Forno Bravo commercial ovens. Our guest chefs continue to create... Read More

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A Girl and Her Dragon – Quest Night #2: The Re-Cheesening

May 19, 2016

Yes, I have gone to the dark side of cheesy (haha) blog titles. Last time it was an incomprehensible pun, this time it’s some sort of movie rip-off. The Re-Cheesening sounds like last year’s failed horror reboot, but hey, I like it. Humor aside, this was my second Quest night with the pizza oven, and it went amazingly! I learned from my mistakes last year, and got the fire up... Read More

Forno Bravo Announces Residential Gas Pizza Ovens

May 19, 2016

Pizza Oven Manufacturer Adds Gas Option to Wood Fired Oven Kit Lineup Salinas, CA  May 1, 2016 – Forno Bravo ( has announced that starting in May,  2016, they will offer a gas fueled option to their Casa and Premio lines of residential pizza ovens. The gas pizza oven can be used with either liquid propane or natural gas and both the ovens and gas burner are UL certified for... Read More


Morel, Asparagus & Leek Pizza

Apr 25, 2016

 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. 4-6 oz.     Morels – cleaned and sliced 1 c.          Asparagus – washed & 1″ bias cut 1 c.          Leeks – washed & finely minced 2 c.          Asiago – grated 1 c.          Feta – crumbled Extra virgin olive... Read More

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Uncle KoKo’s Wood Fired Pizzeria Features Custom Tiled Napoli Pizza Oven

Apr 14, 2016

In the fall of 2015, Forno Bravo received an order for a Napoli commercial wood fired oven for a new pizzeria being opened in Belle Vernon, PA by Kodey Suomela.  Kodey requested to customize the tiling on the oven with not only the logo of the pizzeria, but also a tribute to his grandfather.  Here is Kodey’s story: “My grandfather and I have owned a gym now for 3 years.... Read More



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