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Fun Ways to Celebrate National Pizza Day

Jan 21, 2021

Looking for a fun and silly holiday to celebrate to break the winter blahs? Try Tuesday, February 9th. It’s National Pizza Day! (Hey, just because we share the day with National Bagel and Lox Day and National Toothache Day is no reason to knock it!) Let’s celebrate in style with pizza slingers and pie makers around the country. Several chains are offering great specials that day, or you can make... Read More

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Revving in the New Year with Red Truck Pizza

Jan 19, 2021

Meet the Caines Retired teachers, Boni and Mark Caine of Forest Lake, MN combined Mark’s love of old cars and Boni’s love of food science to create Red Truck Pizza. They bought a Forno Bravo Viaggio Mobile Drop-In oven, put it into a 1952 Dodge farm grain truck, and creatively turned the old truck into a food truck. They have been having a blast with it ever since! By starting... Read More

December 2020 | #139; The Patton’s Premio Modular Kit Build, Backyard Transformation with a Vesuvio110, NAPCA to Offer Virtual Classes,

Dec 31, 2020

Happy New Year! Thank you for your support and engagement throughout 2020. While it has been an… Read More

Coastal Connections – The Patton’s Premio Modular Kit Build

Dec 29, 2020

Ever thought of building your own wood fired oven, but it seemed too daunting? Well, kits are a great way to tackle the project in a manageable way! Let us introduce you to Tom Patton, his wife, Jane, and his stepson, Clint. This past summer/fall, they decided that a pizza oven would be a perfect family quarantine project that would also help pull their small-town, coastal community together in the... Read More

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The Landaal’s Beautiful Backyard Transformation

Dec 29, 2020

Dennis Landaal and his family had an unfinished backyard with an incredible view. They also have a deep love of pizza, family, friends, and fun. Add in a lot of research and planning, a whole bunch of elbow grease, some cooperation, some time, (a really big crane,) and a custom-tiled, Vesuvio110 wood and gas fired oven from Forno Bravo, and WOW! The finished transformation of their space is so incredible,... Read More

Lobster and Asparagus on Pizza

Lobster and Asparagus Pizza

Dec 29, 2020

Hailing from the province of Ontario, Canada, Chief Psychologist and professor, Dr. Jon Mills, is a long-time fan of wood fired cooking. He submitted this recipe for our 2020 Recipe Contest and we think it looks and sounds amazing! Cooking new dishes always involves an element of risk, but they can also yield many happy surprises. This pizza is one of those winning flavor combinations. Notes from the Chef: “This... Read More

November 2020 | #138; Introducing Pizza School NYC on Pizza Talk, Pizza Crust Stuffing & Other Thanksgiving Recipe Collections, Tandoori Salmon from Jon Mills (2020 Recipe Contest Winner)

Dec 11, 2020

We are thankful for you and your presence and participation in our wood fired community. 2020 has proven strongly that in the craziness of life, the things that matter most are the… Read More

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Pizza Crust Stuffing

Nov 23, 2020

If you love pizza, and you love Thanksgiving, here is a fun way to combine the two! Mark and Jenny Bello of Pizza School NYC have concocted a delicious recipe that puts a new twist on a classic stuffing combination. By first baking pizza dough with onions for the bread element, you get a perfect flavor infusion built into the base of this stuffing mix that really takes it up... Read More

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Tandoori Salmon in a Cast Iron Skillet

Nov 23, 2020

Congratulations to Jon Mills, the winner of our 2020 Fall Recipe Contest! His lively Tandoori Salmon recipe makes both a beautiful appetizer course or the main star on your menu. Prepared with a make-ahead marinade, the fish cooks extremely quickly in a wood fired oven, retaining both its moisture and flavor. Note: This recipe is written very generally because the ingredient amounts will vary significantly based on the number of... Read More

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