Hello Forno Bravo Family,

Tenaciousness in difficult circumstances is an admirable trait. In this edition of the Wood Fired Newsletter, we celebrate the tough, the unique, and the creative folks who are a beautiful part of our large community of customers and friends. Help us recognize these folks by reading and sharing their stories, trying their recipes, and by participating in our Summer Photo Contest.

Just a quick reminder, we are now fully into our summer high season and the factory is hopping! So, if you are thinking of purchasing an oven, get your order in today! We would love to assist you.

In This Issue The Forno Bravo Team

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EF1 Tornado Couldn’t Topple a Forno Bravo Oven

When an EF1 Tornado hit San Antonio recently at 100 MPH, it did quite a bit of damage to Billy Bradley’s back yard. The one thing it didn’t do was damage or move his new Giardino70 modular pizza oven kit! Check out the before and after pictures of this wood fired survivor.


2020 Summer Photo Contest - More Winners & More Prizes

Photos are a window into our world. We’ve found that every oven installation is as special and unique as the person who dreamed it into being! Forno Bravo would like to invite you to celebrate this diversity and inspire each other with your beautiful and unique builds. Here’s how-- 

To enter our Summer Photo Contest, click the link below, and submit up to 6 photos of your wood or gas fired pizza oven - alone or in action - along with the submission form, so we can give you proper credit. All entries must be submitted by July 31, 2020. Winners will be announced in our August Newsletter.

There will be three winners and three prizes this year: a Cast Iron Tuscan Grill, Spanish Terracotta Bakeware (15” x 9” Oval), and a Metal Pizza Peel (either a 12.6” rectangular or a round turning peel.) Each winner will get to pick the prize (1) they like best. Good luck! We can't wait to see your photos.


Community Cookbook

Making Pan Pizza Dough Using a Poolish Starter by Chef Leo

While thin crust is delicious, deep dish pizza continues to create fans around the country. A great, master, slow-fermented dough can be used for several different pizza styles. In this 3-part video series, Chef Leo Spizzirri, Master Instructor at the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy, takes you through preparing a poolish starter, mixing and dividing the dough, and baking an incredible Grandma Style Cheese and Meatball Pizza that is perfect for a home dinner.  

Hot Roasted Orange Cauliflower & Radicchio Salad

Our friend, Chef Eric Wilson at FoodTerra.com, has created a unique side dish that will impress your guests... and your tastebuds. Radicchio is actually a member of the chickory family. It has plenty of micronutrients, along with a spicy, bitterness that mellows and sweetens when you roast or bake it. Paired with the sweet and acidic ingredients in this recipe, the balanced flavors strike a refreshing summer note.


Come Follow Us on Instagram

At Forno Bravo, we love ovens and we love people. Instagram is a fun platform for combining both! Follow us today to see new photos and videos of our ovens with a variety of “Wow-worthy” finishes and locations. Stay connected and be inspired by the love of wood fired cooking and the community it creates.  


New Catalogs Ready for Download

Forno Bravo is proud of our diverse line of pizza ovens and modular kits. From mild to wild, we have options for everyone. Now you can view or download our new full-color catalogs to make choosing even easier! With all of our products, upgrades, and FAQs in one convenient place, we look forward to helping you live out your wood fired dream! Get your copy now!


Pizza Talk Interviews the Legendary Chris Bianco 

This month, Peter Reinhart and the Pizza Quest crew interview the legendary, artisan pizza-maker, Chris Bianco of Pizzaria Bianco in Phoenix Arizona. 

In a new, 2-part “Pizza Talk” Zoom episode, these two bakers have a fun time reminiscing about the early days of their culinary journey, the blessing of understanding where your food comes from, the value of giving people a true dining experience, and the importance of caring at every level. From there, they bounce off into 100 different topics that range all across the board! Enjoy the conversation. It is well worth the listen.
Don’t miss an episode - Pizza Talk is available on Pizza Quest and now on Facebook as well!