The Wood-Fired Blog

Favorite Wood Fired Foods and Pizza Toppings

Nov 18, 2021

October 2021’s Community Question was all about favorite wood fired foods and pizza toppings. The creativity you can display in a wood fired oven is almost endless.  Below, you will find several responses from our community to help spark your imagination and stretch your comfort zone as you move beyond the typical pizza box to a whole new world of deliciousness. (They came up with some pretty delightful pizza topping... Read More

October 2021 | #144 2021 Summer Photo Contest: Fantastic Food Photos, Starter Skills: Pizza Making 101, Pizza Talk – Diving Deep into Olive Oil

Oct 29, 2021

We love fall! With its golden trees, crisp air, kids running around in costumes, folks enjoying the last nice days for outdoor pizza… Read More

Community Tips for Building or Installing your Wood Fired Oven

Oct 29, 2021

In September 2021, Forno Bravo launched a new feature in the Woodfired Newsletter called the “Community Question.” This is a place where experienced oven owners and chefs (home or commercial) can share their wisdom with the larger community. Our goal is to help everyone improve their skills and be inspired in their wood fired journey! The first question we asked was, “What are the best tips you learned when building... Read More

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2021 Summer Photo Contest Honorable Mentions – Fantastic Food Photos

Oct 29, 2021

Pizza, pizza, and more pizza! There were so many great shots of our favorite food to choose from in this year’s contest that we decided to make a special honorable mention category for just food photos. It covered pizza (of course,) but there were beautiful shots of other types of foods too, like lamb chops, chicken, and even an octopus dish! Enjoy these photos. They will make you yearn to... Read More

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More 2021 Summer Photo Contest Winners – Honorable Mentions

Sep 30, 2021

We loved the diversity of this year’s photo contest entries, so we’ve decided to highlight some of the honorable mentions and their stories. With so many great choices, we know you’ll be as impressed and pleased as we are. From Heather Leiggi’s fancy red tile styling to Michael Peruffo’s smooth DIY vibe; Patrick Mokeris’ Napolino with its modern flair and the back to the middles ages stone structure of Michael... Read More

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How to Light a Fire in Your Pizza Oven with Chef Anthony Iannone

Sep 29, 2021

In this video, Chef Anthony of the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy takes us through his method for starting a fire in a wood fired oven (commercial or residential.) Using a combination of materials like fire starters, dried, cut wood, specialty pressed beech wood, (and a fun, but ferocious propane torch,) he gets the fire burning merrily away quickly and easily. Check out his tips and tricks to make... Read More

September 2021 | #143 2021 Summer Photo Contest Honorable Mentions, Starter Skills: How to Light Your Fire, Fall Recipes: The “Fun Guy” Pizza & Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Sep 29, 2021

Ahh, the crunchy leaves and savory flavors of fall are upon us again. We love this time of year because it makes… Read More

2021 Summer Photo Contest Winners

Aug 31, 2021

At Forno Bravo, we love wood fired ovens, and families, and food, and feasting, and frolicking in the summer-time sun, and photos of all this frivolity! …and really, who wouldn’t?! So when we launched our photo contest this year, we hoped to see a broad cross-section of subjects from our wood fired community, and intentionally kept the criteria open-ended. The images we received met that goal perfectly. Below are the... Read More

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How to Grow a Pizza Garden

Aug 31, 2021

Yum, pepperoni, fresh off the vine. Ripening cheese, growing straight and tall. Anchovies, ready for picking. Okay, so that’s not what they mean when they talk about a pizza garden. Still, many of the toppings we love on our favorite pizzas can be grown right outside our kitchens, even if we don’t know our asparagus from a hole in the ground. As more homeowners try to put a unique stamp... Read More

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