January 2010

No. 11; Forno Bravo Australia & the New Casa2G



Happy 2010 from all of us at Forno Bravo!

The new year begins with some exciting news we're eager to share: Forno Bravo is now in Australia! That's right ... "The Land Down Under" has its own Forno Bravo outpost, Forno Bravo Australia. And the timing couldn't be better. The summer and fall months make for ideal outdoor living and cooking, and we're thrilled to offer our Australian friends easy and affordable access to the perfect outdoor cooking equipment. (Summer's already in full swing in the Southern Hemisphere.) See below for more details and contact information.

One of the ovens Forno Bravo Australia will be stocking is a modular residential oven, the Casa2G. The Casa2G – a completely new oven designed and manufactured by Forno Bravo – is one of our most popular house and garden pizza ovens, and we like to say that it is the "perfect wood-fired oven engine." Please read more to the right about this game-changer in the wood-fired oven marketplace. (Can you tell we love the Casa2G?)

Best wishes from all of us for a happy, fabulous food-filled year. Our recipe spotlight below, Grilled Shrimp on Rosemary Skewers, should get you well on your way to enjoying 2010. And don't forget to register for the Forno Bravo Expo 2010, taking place in February. A listing of confirmed speakers and more details are below!

Best regards,

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Announcing Forno Bravo Australia!


As mentioned above, we're thrilled to share the news that the Forno Bravo family continues to expand! With the introduction of Forno Bravo Australia, our friends in The Land Down Under now have their very own website, access to a dealer network throughout Australia, and inventory of the Casa2G in both Sydney and Melbourne (see right, coming very soon).

Best of all, though? Forno Bravo Australia offers residents of Australia great prices on wood-fired ovens – lower than Italian producers who export to Australia – without sacrificing a single bit of the quality. Ace!

Here are the details:

Website: www.fornobravo.com.au
Local telephone: 03 93189934
Local fax: 03 93189943

To those of you in Australia, we look forward to hearing from you and getting you all set up with the perfect Forno Bravo oven!

Recipe Spotlight: Grilled Shrimp on Rosemary Skewers

Primavera70 ovenWe're happy to pass along a fabulous method for cooking shrimp – simple and delicious. This recipe makes use of our Tuscan Grill. Be sure to see the bottom of this newsletter for a special related offer!


About 1/2 lb. of raw shrimp
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine
Juice from two lemons
4 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced
Sea salt
Lemon wedges
Bread to serve


Fire your oven until hot. This dish can be cooked in a range of oven temperatures, from very hot (700ºF pizza heat) to moderately hot (450ºF). If your oven is less hot, you can use more coals.

Marinate whole shrimp with the shell on in olive oil, white wine, garlic and lemon. For a change of pace, pick 6 fresh rosemary branches, strip off the leaves and use them for the skewers!

Place the shrimp on a preheated Tuscan Grill, set over hot coals. The shrimp can be cooked while the main meal is finishing up. With the heat from the dome and the heat from the coals under the grill, you might not have to even turn the shrimp.

Serve with some good-quality bread and enjoy!

Register for Forno Bravo Expo 2010

Have you signed up for the Forno Bravo Expo 2010, taking place Feb. 20-21 on the Monterey Peninsula? There's still time, but the dates are drawing close!

Our exciting agenda is filling out and attendance is growing for the U.S.'s premier wood-fired cooking and wood-fired oven event. Confirmed presenters include:

  • Mary Karlin, author of Wood-Fired Cooking: Techniques & Recipes for the Grill, Backyard Oven, Fireplace and Campfire, published by 10 Speed Press

  • The Fire Within, suppliers of portable wood-fired ovens

  • Bella Familia, Northern California's premier mobile wood-fired caterer

  • Molino Caputo, the world's finest pizza flour.

  • Giusto's Flour, the leading processor of organic grains and wheat in the western U.S.

We're also planning other demonstrations, talks and hands-on seminars. You don't want to miss it. By the way, we'll eat very well.

Forno Bravo Expo logo

Register now!

Read more about the event.


Complimentary Tuscan Grill

For a limited time, when you purchase any oven, we'll include our versatile 14" Cast Iron Tuscan Grill – perfect for grilling inside your pizza oven. That's a $50 value! These grills are great at Bistecca Fiorintina, Chicken Diavolo or any type of butterflied chicken, shrimp (see above!), steaks and killer grilled veggies.

To receive your complimentary grill with oven purchase, simply enter coupon code: newsletter0110fb at checkout. For U.S. customers only. Offer expires February 15, 2010.