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2018 Recipe Contest Winner – Chef John O’Neil and His Date-Stuffed Peppadew® Peppers

Oct 19, 2018

Winner The results of our 2018 Recipe Contest are in! Thank you to everyone who submitted a recipe and to everyone who tried a recipe and then voted for your favorite. We had some delicious entries and a strong response to the call for voting, especially from Texas. So without further ado — Drum roll, please …And the winner is Chef John O’Neil and his innovative recipe for the delightfully... Read More

Forno Bravo Customer Spotlight

Customer Spotlight – October 2018

Oct 19, 2018

Forno Bravo is all about making great ovens so people can create great food. By extension, great food often comes with interesting and unique stories. Following are just a few of those stories about bringing visions to life and blending the architectural arts with the culinary arts for a fusion of fun and feasting! Join us for October’s Customer Spotlight and enjoy these special installations. Interested in sharing your story?... Read More

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Classes, Classes, and More Classes at the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy

Oct 19, 2018

Chefs Leo Spizzirri and Anthony Iannoni opened the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy (NAPCA) just outside of Chicago this past year. Their goal and dream is to bring high quality, international culinary education, pizzaiolo training, general cooking classes, and a whole lot of fun with food to the Midwest and beyond! Pizza Courses On one end of the spectrum, its all about pizza. NAPCA hosts one, three, and five-day... Read More

Jalapeno and Pecan Pesto Pizza

Oct 16, 2018

Thanks to Kenneth Kingswell of Strega Nonas Oven mobile catering in Gainesville, FL for sending in this recipe! This is a great pesto recipe for people who are lactose intolerant or are vegan.  There is no dairy in this recipe whatsoever.  It’s a great addition to bruschetta, pizza, eggs, fish, and chicken.  Give it a try!  I’ve also made this with almonds & pistachios with great results as well. Jalapeno & Pecan... Read More

Wood Fired Newsletter September 2018 with pictures

September 2018 | No. #112; Customer Spotlight, Recipe Contest Voting, New Web Resources, Small’s Family Farm, Brigit Binns on Pizza Quest, Oktoberfest Pretzels

Sep 25, 2018

As we close out the end of the summer and enter the fall harvest season, we are excited to bring you the newest edition of the Wood-Fired Newsletter. Wood and gas fired ovens are… Read More

Customer Pizza Oven Photos

More from the Family Photo Album — Customer Spotlights

Sep 10, 2018

Last month, we had so much fun creating a Family Photo Album of customer ovens, testimonials, and stories that we decided to do it again and spotlight even more owners. We really are blessed to have so many passionate folks to choose from! If you would like to share photos and your story with us and the larger wood fired community, just use our easy Share Tool here. This time,... Read More

Wood Fired Recipes Forno Bravo Cookbook

2018 Summer Recipe Contest Voting and Round Two Entries

Sep 10, 2018

The submission period of our 2018 Summer Recipe Contest has officially ended and it’s time to test some recipes and cast your vote. We are thrilled with all of the recipes that came in! They run the gamut from main dishes and appetizers to bread and dessert. There are samples of cuisine and ingredients from many places – North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Wood Fired... Read More

Tri-Pic of Roma Pizza Oven

Small’s Family Farm — Taking a Roma on the Road

Sep 10, 2018

Small’s Family Farm has been a farming staple in the valley of Walla Walla, Washington for five generations. The family prides itself on using sustainable farming practices with a view to the long-term health of the land. They produce and mill a high-quality, all-purpose flour, and also a high-protein bread flour (15.7% protein.) The bread flour is specially made from red spring wheat, and is fantastic for pizza dough and... Read More

Wood Fired Peach Caprese Salad in white square bowls

Wood-Fired Peach Caprese Salad

Sep 06, 2018

This recipe was submitted by Chef John O’Neil of Dallas, Texas. His fresh take on a traditional Caprese salad is sure to be a hit! He shares: “My wife loves peaches in season, especially Texas peaches. Using wood-fired peaches in this Caprese salad instead of tomatoes is a fresh, summery change. The Bella wood fired oven gives a nice char flavor to the peaches to season up the salad, and... Read More

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