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Wood Fired Newsletter August 2018 with header photos

August 2018 | No. #111; Residential Pizza Ovens, Recipe Contest, Pizza Peel Overview, Steak Dinner and Mussels Diavolo Recipes, Napolino Spotlight

Aug 15, 2018

We hope you are enjoying a beautiful summer and have gotten to escape on a vacation or two — even if it is only a vacation to your own backyard for a pizza party and glass of Italian wine! Read More

Two Pizza Peels - Copper Oven Broom

Pizza Peels 101

Aug 03, 2018

Wood fired cooking has been around for centuries, and the tools for getting food into and out of a hot, deep oven without burning yourself have developed right along with it. Pizza peels epitomize of this kind of tool. They are truly a case of form following function. Our current word, peel, is derived from the French word Pelle, meaning “shovel.” The original simple wooden peels were easy to carve, inexpensive, and did not... Read More

2018 Summer Recipe Contest Extended, Plus First Round Entries

Aug 02, 2018

The 2018 Summer Recipe Contest launched a few weeks ago and a few bold souls have sent in their creations for us to try. Their dishes look fabulous! So far we have entries in the pizza, main dish, and dessert categories. We’ve decided to extend the deadline for another month to try to give the competition a bit more time to get their entries turned in. Remember these recipes can be for... Read More

Cast Iron Pan of Kunefe- Wood Fired Oven

Kunefe

Aug 02, 2018

Special thanks to our Community Contributor, Harout Ichlokmanian, for a delicious dish that can be made in a wood or gas fired oven. He tells us that, “This is an amazing middle eastern dessert that has been passed down for generations! I am Armenian, and most Armenians love to have Kunefe for special occasions.” Well, we invite you to stretch our horizons and try this dessert for yourself! It’s a cultural... Read More

Wood Fired Chicken and vegetables roasting on a rack

Bella Roasted Chicken

Aug 02, 2018

When roasting food in a wood fired oven, the Forno Bravo Refractory Pizza Ovens and the Bella Stainless Steel Pizza Ovens tend to behave a little differently. The Bella cooks predominately with reflective heat, while the brick ovens rely more on refractive heat (utilizing the oven’s thermal mass.) As a result, some recipes will need to be tailored slightly for the Bella, and your fire management and cooking techniques will need... Read More

4 picture collage - Forno Bravo Residential Pizza Ovens - German Shepherd

Family Photo Album – Forno Bravo Home Pizza Ovens

Aug 02, 2018

Since launching our new tool for sharing photos and stories on the website a few months ago, we have been receiving some excellent shots of Forno Bravo ovens “in the wild.” The creative oven enclosures and outdoor kitchens/entertaining areas that our community members come up with continually amaze us! We hope these photos and testimonials inspire and delight you as much as they do us. Giardino70 Modular Kit – Natural Rock... Read More

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Bravo Mexican Pizza

Aug 01, 2018

Community contributor, Maria O’Donnell, shares her recipe for a Wood Fired Mexican Pizza that is a crowd favorite at her house! Perfect for summer parties. This pizza features salty pancetta, mild shrimp, and hearty black beans as a base, then layers on four kinds cheese for richnesses. Finally, it ties the flavors together with crisp lettuce, smooth lime crema, and jalapenos and hot sauce for some spice. Try this dish... Read More

Grilled Corn on the cob - Potatoes - Green Beans - Lamb Chops

Bella Steak or Lamb Chop Dinner

Jul 31, 2018

Ever wondered how to order and pace your cooking so that your entire meal can be cooked in a wood fired oven and have everything land on the table all at the same time? If so, then this recipe is for you! Carrie Nalley takes us through preparing a whole steak or lamb chop dinner, with all the fixings, in her stainless steel Bella oven. ———- I am using a Bella Medio28.... Read More

Collage of wood fired pizza-pan roasted chicken-cinnamon rolls

Announcing the 2018 Summer Recipe Contest – Extended

Jul 20, 2018

Editor’s Note: Hi Forno Bravo Family!  The 2018 Recipe Contest has been extended by popular request. Please note the new dates! Announcing the Forno Bravo 2018 Summer Recipe Contest. We love the food our family of wood fired oven enthusiasts create for our Community Cookbook and their guests. So pull out your aprons, dust off your knives, and put your cooking skills to the test, it’s contest time! The heat is on... Read More

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