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March 2020 | No. #129; International Pizza Expo Postponed Until June 26-28, 2020; Pizza Ovens Go To School; Maestro Vito Iacopelli Demonstrates Neapolitan Pizza Making in a Vesuvio Oven

Mar 24, 2020

At Forno Bravo, we have always referred to our customers as family for a simple reason, for us, you are! Family shares bonds and a…   Read More

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Maestro Vito Iacopelli Demonstrates Pizza Making in a Vesuvio Oven

Mar 20, 2020

We’re channeling our inner Italian today by sharing this fun and informative video by Maestro Vito Iacopelli. Born in Bari, Italy, he currently hails from Los Angeles. The Maestro has made a great how-to video for preparing a pizza with organic purple potato cream sauce, mozzarella,  sausage, fennel, and mushrooms using a friend’s wood and gas fired Vesuvio Maestro Vito has officially been a pizzaiolo since 1993, and a master chef... Read More

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Pizza Ovens Go To School

Mar 20, 2020

With a renewed focus on the value of the trades, more schools are incorporating the culinary arts into their curriculum. Cooking teaches incredible skills across disciplines in a unique, organic (and delicious) way. Just some of the disciplines and skills involved are math, chemistry, history, sociology, communications, business, fine motor control, creativity, planning, and organization. Forno Bravo is excited to have worked with several schools across the country to place... Read More

February 2020 | No. #129; Who is Forno Bravo? Enjoy Our New Overview Video, Pizza Expo Extravaganza Coming Soon, Recipe Spotlight: Lavender and Fennel Pollen Naan Bread

Feb 28, 2020

High Season at Forno Bravo seems to start earlier each year! The team is busy in preparation mode for our annual visit to the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas,     Read More

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2020 International Pizza Expo is Right Around the Corner

Feb 25, 2020

March 31 – April 2, 2020 is the 36th edition of the International Pizza Expo held in Las Vegas, NV. Forno Bravo will there with our ovens, chefs, and live cooking demonstrations to add to the fun and excitement! (Booth #2369) Master Instructor and World Pizza Champion, Chef Leo Spizzirri, and Chef Anthony Iannone from the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy will be headlining our demos this year. Their... Read More

January 2020 | No. #128; 2020 International Pizza Expo – Here We Come!, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with a Tuscan Steak Bonus, Tips for Hosting Great Parties

Feb 19, 2020

Happy 2020! Welcome to the new year and to another season of delicious recipes, fun contests, interesting stories, and…     Read More

50th Edition of Wood Fired University Course Offered in Denver

Jan 17, 2020

This long-running, 3-day class for beginning entrepreneurs and business owners will take place February 21 – 24th, 2020 in Denver, CO. You will strengthen you mobile business savvy, as well your wood fired cooking skills with this course taught by our friends at Fire Within. Learn More Read More

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Pizza Party Primer

Dec 20, 2019

One of the perks of owning a wood fired oven is hosting great gatherings. There is something primal in our spirits that draws people together around the heat and motion of the flames. Add in the delicious smells of the pizza, and the interactive nature of the preparation, and you have a guaranteed hit on your hands. …All that is a fancy way of saying, “IT’S PARTY TIME!” Keep reading... Read More

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Feast of the 7 Fishes – An Italian-American Christmas Eve Tradition with a Wood Fired Twist

Dec 19, 2019

Food, faith, and place have been inextricably and deliciously intertwined throughout history. One example is the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Traceable back to Southern Italian immigrants in New York as early as the 1800’s, this grand Christmas Eve meal exclusively features seafood and its accompanying dishes. While a common occurrence within the Italian-American community, and in Italy in general, the name of the feast has only been popularized more... Read More

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