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Roasting Chestnuts in a Wood Fired Oven

Dec 05, 2018

History & Harvest Season Chestnut trees once covered huge swaths of East Coast forests until a fungal blight arrived from Asia, killing off about 3.5 billion trees in the first half of the 20th century. But lucky me, two of the very few surviving productive trees are right behind my house in the Hudson Valley. So the last couple of weeks have been a race between me and the critters... Read More

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Chef Leo Spizzirri’s Mostarda di Frutta con Forno a Legna

Nov 20, 2018

Fall Condiment Recipe This month, Chef Leo brings us a beautifully illustrated recipe for an Italian condiment ideal for the holidays. Mostarda di Frutta con Forno a Legna is a rich, cooked fruit relish with deep mustard notes and a bit of a kick that can be made in your wood fired oven. It can be used to accent meats, cold cuts, or cheese on either an appetizer or main course.... Read More

Pizza Quest Expands to Bluprint

Nov 19, 2018

** Update 12/10/18: We are now 4 weeks into the launch of Peter’s new Pizza Quest series on myBluPrint.com and it’s going very well. The word is getting out and folks are starting to find the show. Thanks for helping us by sharing the link, watching the free episodes, and even signing up for the free trial subscription! We would love to bring you a “Season 2.” 🙂 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Bravo... Read More

Forno Family Photo Album – Unique Oven Installs

Nov 19, 2018

Our staff loves working closely with customers to ensure that the oven they select is the perfect fit for their needs.  In the process, customers become friends, as they share stories about their families, cooking styles, and inspirations with us. We would like to share some of these stories with you too! Casa2G90 Modular Oven Kit – Stucco – Cindy B. – Folsom, CA Cindy B. of Folsom, CA created... Read More

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2018 Recipe Contest Winner – Chef John O’Neil and His Date-Stuffed Peppadew® Peppers

Oct 19, 2018

Winner The results of our 2018 Recipe Contest are in! Thank you to everyone who submitted a recipe and to everyone who tried a recipe and then voted for your favorite. We had some delicious entries and a strong response to the call for voting, especially from Texas. So without further ado — Drum roll, please …And the winner is Chef John O’Neil and his innovative recipe for the delightfully... Read More

Forno Bravo Customer Spotlight

Customer Spotlight – October 2018

Oct 19, 2018

Forno Bravo is all about making great ovens so people can create great food. By extension, great food often comes with interesting and unique stories. Following are just a few of those stories about bringing visions to life and blending the architectural arts with the culinary arts for a fusion of fun and feasting! Join us for October’s Customer Spotlight and enjoy these special installations. Interested in sharing your story?... Read More

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Classes, Classes, and More Classes at the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy

Oct 19, 2018

Chefs Leo Spizzirri and Anthony Iannoni opened the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy (NAPCA) just outside of Chicago this past year. Their goal and dream is to bring high quality, international culinary education, pizzaiolo training, general cooking classes, and a whole lot of fun with food to the Midwest and beyond! Pizza Courses On one end of the spectrum, its all about pizza. NAPCA hosts one, three, and five-day... Read More

Jalapeno and Pecan Pesto Pizza

Oct 16, 2018

Thanks to Kenneth Kingswell of Strega Nonas Oven mobile catering in Gainesville, FL for sending in this recipe! This is a great pesto recipe for people who are lactose intolerant or are vegan.  There is no dairy in this recipe whatsoever.  It’s a great addition to bruschetta, pizza, eggs, fish, and chicken.  Give it a try!  I’ve also made this with almonds & pistachios with great results as well. Jalapeno & Pecan... Read More

Wood Fired Newsletter September 2018 with pictures

September 2018 | No. #112; Customer Spotlight, Recipe Contest Voting, New Web Resources, Small’s Family Farm, Brigit Binns on Pizza Quest, Oktoberfest Pretzels

Sep 25, 2018

As we close out the end of the summer and enter the fall harvest season, we are excited to bring you the newest edition of the Wood-Fired Newsletter. Wood and gas fired ovens are… Read More

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