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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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Forno Bravo Slings Pizza at the 2019 Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival

Aug 16, 2019

Forno Bravo was happy to jump in and be a part of the Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival on August 10th in Salinas, CA. Held in Oldtown Salinas, just a mile or two from the Forno Bravo factory and showroom, the festival was a fun way to introduce participants to Forno Bravo ovens and the delicious wood fired pizza they produce! Forno Bravo was a Platinum level sponsor of... Read More

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Wood Fired Cedar Plank Salmon

Aug 16, 2019

Home chef, Doug Garner, from Kyle, Texas loves cooking in his custom, wood fired brick oven. He mostly makes pizzas, but has added salmon, steaks, cobblers, and roasted veggies as other go to items! He submitted these beautiful photos for our 2019 Summer Photo Contest, and they looked so good, we just had to get his recipe! Following is his recipe for a Wood Fired Cedar Plank Salmon that is both... Read More

Fire It Up! Forno Bravo’s New Modulating Commercial Burner

Jul 23, 2019

While some of our commercial customers prefer the ‘Go Wood or Go Home’ traditional cooking approach in their kitchen, many chefs choose to also install a gas burner in their ovens for maximum flexibility and convenience. Forno Bravo has been offering gas and gas/wood combo options in our commercial ovens for the past 4 years. While our old burner performed well, we felt we could do better. After a lot of research... Read More

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