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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

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

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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

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