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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

July 2018 | No. #110; Commercial Customers, Villa Esperanza gets a Bella, Recipe Contest, Spanish Meatballs, Peter Reinhart on Craft, Primavera Colors

Jul 19, 2018

Happy July! We are excited to bring you the newest edition of Wood Fired Newsletter. This month, we are focusing on stories from our owners, yummy summer-time recipes, and a spotlight on one of our most popular ovens. Read More

Terracotta pot of Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs)

Albóndigas (Spanish Meatballs)

Jul 09, 2018

Albóndigas (Spanish Meatballs) 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Albóndigas, pronounced "al-BOHN-dee-gahs", meaning "meatballs", are a common staple at Spanish tapas bars. Light and flavorful with a rich tomato sauce accent, these can be served with bread for dipping or as a stand-alone item. CourseAppetizer, Meat And Poultry CuisineSpanish Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 25 min Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 25 min... Read More

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Commercial Customers Utilize a Variety of Pizza Oven Styles and Business Models

Jul 06, 2018

Forno Bravo makes Commercial Pizza Ovens for all kinds of businesses, from fully mobile operations to fast-casual pizzerias to high-end dining at a vineyard. In this blog, we’re going to visit with three owners who have each taken a different business path as they followed their passion for delicious food. Ultimately, all three made a Forno Bravo wood fired oven part of their journey. Read on to meet Diedra Keogh of... Read More

Bella Grande36 in outdoor breezeway at Villa Esperanza

Bella Comes to Villa Esperanza

Jul 03, 2018

Villa Esperanza, or “Village of Hope,” is a residential girls school in Managua, Nicaragua built by Forward Edge International in 2008. It is currently home to 30 vulnerable or abused girls, ages 8 – 19. Many of the girls previously lived in and around La Chureca, the 70-acre  residential and industrial Managua city dump, a place marked by extreme filth, poverty, contaminated air, drug abuse, and sex trafficking. The Villa... Read More

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June 2018 | No. #109; Trade Show Wrap Up, Chef Leo’s Demo, Casa2G Tree Oven Build, Chef Vito’s Recipes, Casa2G Kit with Gas

Jun 15, 2018

We’re excited to be back from the National Restaurant Association Trade Show and are roaring head long into the summer build season! For those of you who already have an oven, we’d love to hear your unique story. If you’re in the process of planning your home or restaurant build, feel free to use our selection wizard and reach out with any questions. This issue of the Wood Fired Newsletter... Read More

Cooked pizza with Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula and Shaved Parmagian Cheese

The Fresh King

Jun 06, 2018

  Smooth, salty, and snappy, this Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza from Chef Vito Romani is a delight. Prosciutto is a thinly-sliced Italian dry-cured ham. For this recipe, it is paired with tangy, peppery arugula leaves, which have been freshly tossed with garlic-infused olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and shaved parmesan cheese for a real pop! Always a fan favorite at Stella’s Pizza Pie mobile catering based in San Diego, CA, and it will become a... Read More

National Restaurant Association Show Wrap Up

2018 National Restaurant Association Show is a Wrap

Jun 06, 2018

Booth #1068 in the South Hall of Chicago’s McCormick Place, the largest exhibit hall in the country, was our home for 4 days in May. Placed right near the escalators whisking people up from the registration area, it was a prime location to introduce thousands of attendees of the National Restaurant Association Show to Forno Bravo Pizza Ovens! People stopped to take pictures of our custom tiled Napoli120. When they... Read More

Leo Spizzirri Pizza Oven Demo

Maestro Istruttore Chef Leo Spizzirri Shows How It’s Done!

Jun 05, 2018

Master Instructor Chef Leo Spizzirri wowed the crowds at the National Restaurant Association Show with his cooking demonstrations again this year.   We were pleased to have him back at the Trade Show for a second time to show off our Napoli120 Wood and Gas Fired Pizza Oven, and the general possibilities of wood fired cooking in commercial settings, as well as home kitchens. Menus His menus were diverse, but two... Read More

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