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chicken pancetta pizza with basil

Chicken and Pancetta Pizza

Sep 15, 2020

It’s easy to overthink – and over top – a wood fired pizza. Too much cheese, too many flavors, too much weight can all bog down the dough and reduce the crust’s oven spring, making it greasy or flat (or difficult to slide off the peel, resulting in a pizza disaster. Yikes!) This yummy pizza combination was contributed by guest chef and Forno Bravo oven owner, Gerry Speirs at Foodness... Read More

assorted pizza ovens

2020 Summer Photo Contest Winners

Aug 30, 2020

After receiving over 680 photos and over 170 submissions in our 2020 Summer Photo Contest, we have read every story, and reviewed every image (multiple times!) and are pleased to announce our contest winners. Congratulations to the following Grand Prize Winners on their wonderful photographs: Sharon Philpott & Stephen Finn, Joe Pirolozzi, and Gerald Richards. These photos are so gorgeous, that we’ve included a couple extra from each set for your enjoyment.... Read More

August 2020 | No. #134 ;2020 Summer Photo Contest Winners, Photo Contest Honorable Mentions, Wood Fired Cooking Classes in Candor, New York

Aug 30, 2020

Welcome to the August Special Edition of the Wood Fired Newsletter. Our 2020 Summer Photo Contest has… Read More

Assorted Oven Photos

2020 Summer Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Aug 28, 2020

With so many choices in our 2020 Summer Photo Contest, it was hard to pick our favorites. (i.e. our judges were asked to pick their top ten photos, and one sent back a list of 46! Yes, we made them go back and narrow down their list, but it just goes to show how good the images were.) So, to honor the effort that went into these entries and builds,... Read More

sliced sausage pizza

Spicy and Smokey Sausage Pizza

Aug 27, 2020

Guest chef, Gerry Speirs of FoodnessGracious.com is the proud owner of a tiled Napolino wood fired oven. He loves coming up with interesting pizza topping combinations like this Spicy and Smokey Sausage Pizza. It uses two kinds of sausage for a blend of flavors that are a step up from a classic meat pizza. One key ingredient is Calabrese Sausage. It is a dry-smoked, pork sausage from the Southern Italian... Read More

Red dish in wood fired oven

Baked Peach and Raspberry Crisp

Aug 27, 2020

We love the fresh tastes of summer; flavors like fresh-picked raspberries and juicy peaches! This dessert from John Livera takes just a few minutes to mix up before dinner. Let it rest while you enjoy your pizza service to give the flavors a chance to incorporate, and then pop it in your oven when the fire is down to embers to bake. What a delicious finish to the evening meal!... Read More

Red Roma Wood Fired Oven with Pizza

Upcoming Wood Fired Cooking Classes from Turkey Trot Acres

Aug 27, 2020

Over the years, Pete and Sherry Clare, proprietors of Turkey Trot Acres in Candor, NY have found that many people like to build their confidence with a “try before you buy” class before jumping into owning their own oven. As Forno Bravo dealers and experienced wood-fired cooking instructors, they began offering an introductory, hands-on, wood-fired cooking class to meet this need. Their next 2 classes will be held on September... Read More

2020 Summer Photo Contest Sampler

Jul 23, 2020

Kits, tiled, stucco, and stone! We have received oven photos of them all as part of this summer’s photo contest. It’s not too late to participate! The photo submission deadline is Friday,  July 31, 2020 and we’ll announce our winners in the August newsletter. We are giving away 3 prizes to the top 3 photos. Winners can choose one option from 3 quality accessories for their oven: a steel Tuscan... Read More

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