The Wood-Fired Blog

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

Wagon Wheel filled with herbs and plants

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

August 2021 | #142 2021 Summer Photo Contest Winners, How to Grow a Pizza Garden, Neapolitan Pizza Recipe and Demo with Chef Brooks

Aug 29, 2021

We have our winners! The 2021 Summer Photo Contest has officially closed and we are excited to share the winning entries with you… Read More

collage of oven photos

Sneak Peek of the 2021 Summer Photo Contest Entries

Jul 29, 2021

With this year’s crop of 2021 Summer Photo Contest submissions rolling in, we wanted to pause and show you a few beautiful builds and fun shots that we just can’t keep to ourselves! We’ve received hundreds of photos of ovens finished in stucco, tile, and stone; mouth-watering pizzas, excited owners, and artsy “fire in the night” shots too! Preview a few of these entries below for inspiration, and then take... Read More

June 2021 | #145; 2021 Summer Photo Contest with Big Prizes, Dan Funk – Bringing People Together Through Pizza, Morris Cohen – DIY Vs. Kit Builds

Jul 07, 2021

Flowers blooming, bees buzzing, pizza baking…yep, it’s summertime! We are excited to share more stories and videos of fun builds, delicious recipes,… Read More

May 2021 | #144; Hosting a Safe (and Low-Cost) Memorial Day Party, Family Time – A Father and Son Build Their Dream, Pizza Quest Podcast Now Available Oven,

Jul 07, 2021

Summer months means more time outside with Food, Fire, and Family. We are so glad that many people are able to come together again to invest in each other, and celebrate these precious… Read More

Introducing Chef Aaron Brooks

Jun 30, 2021

A native of Australia, Chef Aaron Brooks is the top-rated executive chef at Four Season Miami and EDGE Steak and Bar, among others. He is also the newest member of the Forno Bravo Guest Chef team! He loves bringing together flavors from the many places he has lived, worked, and traveled. He relishes the challenge of combining local ingredients with world influences to create both exciting new dishes and to... Read More

Backyard with lights

Hosting a Safe (and Low-Cost) Memorial Day Party

May 27, 2021

If you want to throw a Memorial Day party this year on a budget, you can pull it off safely if you follow some simple guidelines and keep it small. Other ideas include: Host the gathering outside, and think about ways to light up your patio or backyard to keep the party going after dark. Save money by using homemade decorations, and remember to put out some hand sanitizer and... Read More

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