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Sneak Peek of the 2021 Summer Photo Contest Entries

Jul 29, 2021

With this year’s crop of 2021 Summer Photo Contest submissions rolling in, we wanted to pause and show you a few beautiful builds and fun shots that we just can’t keep to ourselves! We’ve received hundreds of photos of ovens finished in stucco, tile, and stone; mouth-watering pizzas, excited owners, and artsy “fire in the night” shots too! Preview a few of these entries below for inspiration, and then take... Read More

June 2021 | #145; 2021 Summer Photo Contest with Big Prizes, Dan Funk – Bringing People Together Through Pizza, Morris Cohen – DIY Vs. Kit Builds

Jul 07, 2021

Flowers blooming, bees buzzing, pizza baking…yep, it’s summertime! We are excited to share more stories and videos of fun builds, delicious recipes,… Read More

May 2021 | #144; Hosting a Safe (and Low-Cost) Memorial Day Party, Family Time – A Father and Son Build Their Dream, Pizza Quest Podcast Now Available Oven,

Jul 07, 2021

Summer months means more time outside with Food, Fire, and Family. We are so glad that many people are able to come together again to invest in each other, and celebrate these precious… Read More

Introducing Chef Aaron Brooks

Jun 30, 2021

A native of Australia, Chef Aaron Brooks is the top-rated executive chef at Four Season Miami and EDGE Steak and Bar, among others. He is also the newest member of the Forno Bravo Guest Chef team! He loves bringing together flavors from the many places he has lived, worked, and traveled. He relishes the challenge of combining local ingredients with world influences to create both exciting new dishes and to... Read More

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Hosting a Safe (and Low-Cost) Memorial Day Party

May 27, 2021

If you want to throw a Memorial Day party this year on a budget, you can pull it off safely if you follow some simple guidelines and keep it small. Other ideas include: Host the gathering outside, and think about ways to light up your patio or backyard to keep the party going after dark. Save money by using homemade decorations, and remember to put out some hand sanitizer and... Read More

April 2021 | #143; Inspiration for Springtime Oven Builds, Interview with Tilford’s Pizza, Artichoke, Pesto, Burrata, & Lemony Arugula Pizza Recipe

Apr 30, 2021

Spring is an exciting time of discovery, anticipation, and planting new roots for future growth. This month’s newsletter is… Read More

Bella Goes to Hollywood in Servant Episode 13

Apr 22, 2021

Recently, the Bella Steel Pizza Oven got to try its hand in a little Hollywood acting project. It played a featured role in Servant – Episode 13 (Season 2 – Episode 3,) a new psychological horror TV series currently streaming on Apple TV+. The episode is appropriately called “Pizza.” The show was created by Tony Basgallop, a prolific British TV writer. Legendary independent filmmaker, M. Night Shyamalan, is one of... Read More

New Date Announced for the 2021 International Pizza Expo

Apr 22, 2021

Big news for the pizza world! The 36th International Pizza Expo is heading back to the Las Vegas Convention Center August 17-19th, 2021. Originally planned for June, the show has been pushed to avoid bumping up against the pandemic’s current gathering and travel restrictions. In a recent press release, organizers said, “Our communities are incredibly eager to come together again in person. We appreciate your continued patience and are committed... Read More

Meet Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest

Apr 22, 2021

With 2.8 million Instagram followers, New York Times best-selling cookbooks, beautiful photography, and a popular website for blogs and recipes, Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest has become a phenomenon in the culinary world and a go-to resource for many home chefs. Originally from Ohio, she currently lives in Silverthorne, CO in a meticulously converted horse barn. Still in her 20’s, Tieghan loves to “live simply, eat seasonally, and cook... Read More

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