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Understanding the New Nexus Laws for Online Sales

Nov 15, 2019

The internet commerce has been a bit of the wild, wild West in terms of sales tax laws for a long time. With customers coming from around the world, manufacturing in one jurisdiction, sales and customer service teams in another, warehousing and shipping often in a third location, figuring how to calculate and collect state sales taxes have been a difficult nut to crack. But as more commerce has moved... Read More

November 2019 | No. #126; A Fall Farm-to-Table Feast with Chef Nicolas, Wood Fired Thanksgiving Meal Collection, Pizza and Wood Fired-Themed Holiday Gifts from Rooted Steel

Nov 08, 2019

Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating those we care about, and we are so thankful for you, our enthusiastic community of customers, supporters, and… Read More

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Tips and Tricks on Picking Wood and Managing Your Fire

Oct 31, 2019

What’s Your Favorite? Do you have a favorite type of wood you love to cook with in your oven? Click on this form to tell us your preference and why, plus your best fire management tip. We will share them with other oven owners in a later blog to help everyone become a better Fire Master! For newer owners, managing your fire can be intimidating. Learning how to pick and... Read More

“Look for the Helpers” – Using Wood Fired Ovens to Support Local Communities

Oct 31, 2019

Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood frequently quoted his mother as saying to him during difficult times when he was a boy, “Always look for the helpers. There’s always someone who is trying to help.” At Forno Bravo, we are honored to hear many stories of people who use their wood fired ovens to help others, build up their communities, and step in when it is needed. We would like... Read More

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Fire Roasted Eggplant Dip

Oct 30, 2019

Autumn is my favorite season—cooler temperatures, longer nights and best of all: harvest! Eggplant is among the best of the bounty. Delicious dips such as baba ghanouj (also called baba ghanoush) and muttabal are mainly roasted eggplant, with most recipes placing the fruit directly on a gas burner and roasting until the skin cracks. What better candidate for the wood fired oven? I picked up four eggplants to roast in... Read More

October 2019 | No. #125; Using Wood Fired Ovens to Support Local Communities, Tips and Tricks on Picking Wood and Managing Your Fire, Roasting in Your Wood Fired Oven

Oct 08, 2019

Happy Halloween! We hope you have had a beautiful fall and have been able to slip in some extra time with family and friends this month. We’re excited… Read More

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The Crawford’s Napolino Food Extravaganza

Sep 26, 2019

Alan and Shelly Crawford, of the greater Sacramento, CA area, purchased a Napolino60 wood fired oven for their outdoor kitchen back in 2018. They chose a custom tile pattern in red, black and grey, and added a “C” front and center to represent their family name. They may have started with making (somewhat) basic pizza in their oven, but they immediately began to up their cooking game! Alan is a... Read More

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Wood Fired Roasted Vegetables

Sep 17, 2019

This yummy fall recipe is from our Forno Bravo dealer/installer friends at The ARCH Architectural Finishes, Flooring and More. “The cooler evenings are perfect for roasting, grilling, baking, and watching the glow! Enjoy this Sunday-night side dish of roasted vegetables made in our Forno Bravo Casa2G90 wood fired oven.” *Chef’s Note: Timing is everything with this recipe. You will be cooking similar items together in a progression, so that everything... Read More

September 2019 | No. #124; And the Winner of the 2019 Summer Photo Contest, The Crawford Family’s Food Extravaganza, Wood Fired Roasted Vegetables from The Arch NC

Sep 08, 2019

Fall is a feast for the senses – where the color of the changing leaves, the smell of a wood fire, the taste of fresh baked bread, the feel of pizza dough in your hand, and the laughter of friends all joyously unite on a… Read More

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