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2020 Summer Photo Contest Honorable Mentions (Part 2)

Sep 23, 2020

This summer, Forno Bravo hosted a photo contest for its customers and the results were wonderful! In August, we awarded prizes for the Top Winners, and then chose an additional set of photos to honor as well (Honorable Mentions Part 1). However, there were so many super photos, we’ve decided to feature a second set of honorable mentions, some that are pro-level, and others that are a bit more DIY,... Read More

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2020 Summer Photo Contest Winners

Aug 30, 2020

After receiving over 680 photos and over 170 submissions in our 2020 Summer Photo Contest, we have read every story, and reviewed every image (multiple times!) and are pleased to announce our contest winners. Congratulations to the following Grand Prize Winners on their wonderful photographs: Sharon Philpott & Stephen Finn, Joe Pirolozzi, and Gerald Richards. These photos are so gorgeous, that we’ve included a couple extra from each set for your enjoyment.... Read More

August 2020 | No. #135; 2020 Summer Photo Contest Winners, Photo Contest Honorable Mentions, Wood Fired Cooking Classes in Candor, New York

Aug 30, 2020

Welcome to the August Special Edition of the Wood Fired Newsletter. Our 2020 Summer Photo Contest has… Read More

Assorted Oven Photos

2020 Summer Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Aug 28, 2020

With so many choices in our 2020 Summer Photo Contest, it was hard to pick our favorites. (i.e. our judges were asked to pick their top ten photos, and one sent back a list of 46! Yes, we made them go back and narrow down their list, but it just goes to show how good the images were.) So, to honor the effort that went into these entries and builds,... Read More

Red Roma Wood Fired Oven with Pizza

Upcoming Wood Fired Cooking Classes from Turkey Trot Acres

Aug 27, 2020

Over the years, Pete and Sherry Clare, proprietors of Turkey Trot Acres in Candor, NY have found that many people like to build their confidence with a “try before you buy” class before jumping into owning their own oven. As Forno Bravo dealers and experienced wood-fired cooking instructors, they began offering an introductory, hands-on, wood-fired cooking class to meet this need. Their next 2 classes will be held on September... Read More

2020 Summer Photo Contest Sampler

Jul 23, 2020

Kits, tiled, stucco, and stone! We have received oven photos of them all as part of this summer’s photo contest. It’s not too late to participate! The photo submission deadline is Friday,  July 31, 2020 and we’ll announce our winners in the August newsletter. We are giving away 3 prizes to the top 3 photos. Winners can choose one option from 3 quality accessories for their oven: a steel Tuscan... Read More

Pizza Intensive – Learning the Craft

Jul 23, 2020

The North American Pizza and Culinary Academy (NAPCA) in Lyle, IL knows pizza! They regularly offer fun, food-centric, date nights, and cooking classes for the general public. However, a few times a year, they also offer special courses for those who really want to take their pizza making skills to the next level.  As an authorized branch of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, the oldest pizza school in Italy, Master Instructor,... Read More

June 2020 | No. #133; EF1 Tornado Couldn’t Topple a Forno Bravo Oven, 2020 Summer Photo Contest, Pizza Talk Interviews

Jun 29, 2020

Tenaciousness in difficult circumstances is an admirable trait. In this edition of the Wood Fired Newsletter, we celebrate the tough,…   Read More

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