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Mama Gigi’s Scampi

Jan 08, 2018

Mama Gigi’s Scampi is a quick and easy dish! With garlic, shrimp, and butter as key ingredients, it is hard to go wrong. It can be served as a main dish or an appetizer, depending on what you pair with it. Chef Vito cooks in the Italian-style– a little of this, a little of that, add a bit of flair, and season to taste! Measurements in this recipe are not meant to... Read More

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Art of Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo Honored by UNESCO

Jan 02, 2018

The Art of Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo was honored in December 2017 as one of the newest traditions added to UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This award places the Italian wood fired, pizza-making style, and all of its associated traditions, up among the greatest cultural gifts to the world. The list was started in 2003 and serves to raise awareness of 429 elements of intangible heritage that deserve preservation for... Read More

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December 2017 | No. #103; Chef Leo’s Certifications, Choosing Firewood, Pompeii Pizza, Roasted Tomatoes

Dec 27, 2017

The Forno Bravo team of craftsmen and staff would like to wish all of our wonderful community of Pizza Oven and Outdoor Living enthusiasts Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. 2017 has been a year of growth for us, as more and more people discover the joys of cooking and eating lovingly-prepared wood fired food—food that is both an experience and a meal. This month’s newsletter is full of ideas that... Read More

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Wood fired, slow roasted tomatoes

Dec 05, 2017

Serves 2-4 | Time 5 minutes prep, 3-4 hours roasting Don’t waste that residual wood fired heat! Use that heat to make the most amazing wood fired slow roasted tomatoes. Perfect for your next pizza, pasta or vinaigrette. Not to mention an amazing condiment to have on hand. Learn more about our Portable Bella Wood Fired Ovens Here INGREDIENTS 8-10 Plum tomatoes or whatever you got, cut in half 1... Read More

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November 2017 | No. #102; Kissed by Fire on Amazon, Eric Wilson, Pizza Quest Interview

Dec 05, 2017

By now, many of us have been scouring the internet for delicious main courses and complementary side-dishes in preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The thought of wood fired turkey, green bean casserole, candied yams, and of course the all-important stuffing, has our stomachs growling in anticipation. Whether it’s your first wood fired holiday season or you’re a seasoned pro, it is always nice to see all of the creative recipes... Read More

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Ticket Spike, Al pastor style, Chicken tacos

Nov 10, 2017

Serves 6-8 | Time 50-60 minutes No rotisserie required, just your classic restaurant Ticket Spike! Mouthwatering thin shavings of vertical spit-wood roasted chicken, marinated with Pasilla de Oaxaca, served with a tomatillo pan sauce and a spicy green cabbage slaw. It would be rude not to make these. Learn more about our Portable Bella Wood Fired Ovens Here INGREDIENTS ½ Red onion, sliced into rough half rounds 8-11 Tomatillos, husked,... Read More

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October 2017 | No. #101; The Fauxmartha Series, FoodTerra Recipe, John Arena Webisode

Oct 31, 2017

Hello #FornoBravoFamily :). Every season is a new opportunity to marvel at the spectacular beauty around us. By now many of you will have witnessed the trees shed their green color for majestic yellow, red and golden hues. This transition from warm summer days to cool fall nights naturally draws us to the warmth of the fire and the comfort of family and friends. As we move into the cooler months, we... Read More

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The Giuseppe

Oct 23, 2017

Updated: Looking for another incredible wood fired recipe to fire up this weekend? Look no further than Vito Romani’s specialty… “The Guiseppe”. Ingredients 1/4 C Fresh Jalapeños – chopped 1/2 C Artichoke hearts – chopped 1 C Ricotta 2 T Mascarpone Mozzarella Spicy Italian Sausage -crumbled Mushrooms Red onion Red Pepper Olive Oil Preparation Par-cook sausage in cast iron skillet in the oven Set aside a handful of artichokes and... Read More

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The Fauxmartha Mini-Series Part 1 & 2

Oct 20, 2017

The Fauxmartha will be making wood-fired pizzas in the dead of winter (in Minnesota no less) and so can you! As she explains on her blog, it’s all about having the right gear, right down to the firewood, and of course a bluetooth speaker so that you can transport yourself to Napoli with a little “Mambo Italiano” radio. In case you’re curious, she went with the Primavera 70 for her... Read More

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