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50th Edition of Wood Fired University Course Offered in Denver

Jan 17, 2020

This long-running, 3-day class for beginning entrepreneurs and business owners will take place February 21 – 24th, 2020 in Denver, CO. You will strengthen you mobile business savvy, as well your wood fired cooking skills with this course taught by our friends at Fire Within. Learn More Read More

Grilled Chicken and Blackberries

Blackberry BBQ Chicken

Jan 10, 2020

Wendy O’Neal is a mother, blogger, author of multiple cookbooks, and proud owner of a Casa110 wood fired oven. Live Fire BBQ and Beyond is her latest cookbook. It was released in 2019. You can find her Casa oven featured in several of the recipes and photographs in the book. All of Wendy’s dishes are rigorously taste tested by her family and fans, so you know they are good! One... Read More

Stuffed mushroom

Sausage and Gorgonzola Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Jan 09, 2020

About the Chef: Chef Anthony Iannone is the co-founder of the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy (NAPCA) in Lisle, IL (just outside of Chicago.) Originally from Queens, New York, Chef Anthony is an experienced chef who has worked in many high-end restaurants around the country, and the world! Now, as a chef instructor at the school, he specializes in teaching wood fired cooking, and many other dishes and styles.... Read More

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Pizza Party Primer

Dec 20, 2019

One of the perks of owning a wood fired oven is hosting great gatherings. There is something primal in our spirits that draws people together around the heat and motion of the flames. Add in the delicious smells of the pizza, and the interactive nature of the preparation, and you have a guaranteed hit on your hands. …All that is a fancy way of saying, “IT’S PARTY TIME!” Keep reading... Read More

Man smiling broadly holding a 28 lb Pink Grouper ready to go in a wood fired oven

Feast of the 7 Fishes – An Italian-American Christmas Eve Tradition with a Wood Fired Twist

Dec 19, 2019

Food, faith, and place have been inextricably and deliciously intertwined throughout history. One example is the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Traceable back to Southern Italian immigrants in New York as early as the 1800’s, this grand Christmas Eve meal exclusively features seafood and its accompanying dishes. While a common occurrence within the Italian-American community, and in Italy in general, the name of the feast has only been popularized more... Read More

Chefs Rock Forno Bravo Napoli Ovens at the 2019 Las Vegas Pizza Festival

Dec 19, 2019

Check out the video from the Las Vegas Pizza Festival and enjoy a taste of the action! The Show The inaugural Las Vegas Pizza Festival in November was a big hit! Its industrial setting featured over 20 artisans slinging pies and 1,500+ people attending! Vegas has become known as a “foodie” town, with great chefs opening restaurants both inside and away from the casinos, but until now, the quality of... Read More

2019 Photo Review From Our Wood Fired Family

Dec 19, 2019

As we wrap up 2019, we love looking back at the ‘family photo album’ and samples of the wonderful, wood fired shots and stories sent to us this year by the community of Forno Bravo owners and oven builders. Here are just a few of the many terrific submission we received through our contests, Facebook page, and Photo Gallery link. Our oven lines are so diverse, and our owners and... Read More

Infused Olive Oils

Dec 17, 2019

Olive oil, one of our most versatile ingredients, comes from the most cultivated tree in the world. It can be used in many different ways and can be transformed into something that will complement a dish, and add more depth of flavor. As you see in this video, I will be demonstrating the basics of infusing extra virgin Olive Oil with other flavors. Once you have mastered the basics, you... Read More

December 2019 | No. #127; 2019 in Review – A Celebration of Wood Fired Photos, Chefs Rock Forno Bravo Napoli Ovens at the 2019 Las Vegas Pizza Festival, Planning To Purchase A Pizza Oven In 2020?

Dec 08, 2019

As the year draws to a close, we’re excited to celebrate the joy of the season in gratitude for another year of great food, and even better relationships! The…     Read More

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