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A Fall Farm-to-Table Feast with Chef Nicolas Torrent

Nov 19, 2019

Chef Nicolas Torrent is a master at taking hyper-local, farm-fresh, organic ingredients and turning them into culinary wonders. He loves using his Vesuvio wood fired oven from Forno Bravo for the textures and flavors it draws from his dishes. Enjoy this video and blog capturing the bounty of a fall “farm to pizza oven to table” feast he prepared for guests last year at Park Winters Farm in Winters, California.... Read More

Wood Fired Thanksgiving Meal Recipe Collection from Foodterra

Nov 15, 2019

Eric Wilson is a private chef based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He specializes in “free-style cookery” focusing on fresh, local ingredients. After years of honing his craft in restaurants, he now prepares meals for clients all over the world. His enthusiasm and spontaneity continues to delight guests of all kinds! In 2018, Forno Bravo invited Chef Eric to develop and film making a Thanksgiving Meal using his Bella wood fired... Read More

Understanding the New Nexus Laws for Online Sales

Nov 15, 2019

The internet commerce has been a bit of the wild, wild West in terms of sales tax laws for a long time. With customers coming from around the world, manufacturing in one jurisdiction, sales and customer service teams in another, warehousing and shipping often in a third location, figuring how to calculate and collect state sales taxes have been a difficult nut to crack. But as more commerce has moved... Read More

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Tips and Tricks on Picking Wood and Managing Your Fire

Oct 31, 2019

What’s Your Favorite? Do you have a favorite type of wood you love to cook with in your oven? Click on this form to tell us your preference and why, plus your best fire management tip. We will share them with other oven owners in a later blog to help everyone become a better Fire Master! For newer owners, managing your fire can be intimidating. Learning how to pick and... Read More

“Look for the Helpers” – Using Wood Fired Ovens to Support Local Communities

Oct 31, 2019

Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood frequently quoted his mother as saying to him during difficult times when he was a boy, “Always look for the helpers. There’s always someone who is trying to help.” At Forno Bravo, we are honored to hear many stories of people who use their wood fired ovens to help others, build up their communities, and step in when it is needed. We would like... Read More

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Fire Roasted Eggplant Dip

Oct 30, 2019

Autumn is my favorite season—cooler temperatures, longer nights and best of all: harvest! Eggplant is among the best of the bounty. Delicious dips such as baba ghanouj (also called baba ghanoush) and muttabal are mainly roasted eggplant, with most recipes placing the fruit directly on a gas burner and roasting until the skin cracks. What better candidate for the wood fired oven? I picked up four eggplants to roast in... Read More

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The Crawford’s Napolino Food Extravaganza

Sep 26, 2019

Alan and Shelly Crawford, of the greater Sacramento, CA area, purchased a Napolino60 wood fired oven for their outdoor kitchen back in 2018. They chose a custom tile pattern in red, black and grey, and added a “C” front and center to represent their family name. They may have started with making (somewhat) basic pizza in their oven, but they immediately began to up their cooking game! Alan is a... Read More

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Wood Fired Roasted Vegetables

Sep 17, 2019

This yummy fall recipe is from our Forno Bravo dealer/installer friends at The ARCH Architectural Finishes, Flooring and More. “The cooler evenings are perfect for roasting, grilling, baking, and watching the glow! Enjoy this Sunday-night side dish of roasted vegetables made in our Forno Bravo Casa2G90 wood fired oven.” *Chef’s Note: Timing is everything with this recipe. You will be cooking similar items together in a progression, so that everything... Read More

2019 Summer Photo Contest Winners and Other Top 20 Finalists

Aug 26, 2019

2019 Summer Photo Contest Top 20 Photo Finalists and Winners Congratulations to Duane and Nancy Niemi – our 2019 contest winners! They take home the grand prize of a new Tuscan grill for their Primavera70 oven. They also win the special intangible joyful prize won by introducing so many people to the fun of wood fired cooking and Neapolitan pizza. This is a valuable prize that keeps on giving! We... Read More

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