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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

Trashed backyard - sturdy pizza oven

EF1 Tornado Couldn’t Topple a Forno Bravo Oven

Jun 22, 2020

Over the memorial day weekend, life got “interesting” for Billy Bradley and the residents of San Antonio, TX. An EF1 Tornado hit the NW side of the city, bringing with it heavy rain and 100 MPH winds, knocking over trees, and causing property and roof damage, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) for San Antonio. It also did quite a bit of damage to Billy’s back yard. The tornado... Read More

New Video Interview Series: Pizza Talk Presented by Pizza Quest

May 19, 2020

We’re very excited to announce that experienced interviewer and pizza aficionado, Peter Reinhart, is launching a new free series of Zoom interviews called Pizza Talk, presented by Pizza Quest! At its heart, this series is an extension of Peter’s never-ending search for the perfect pizza, but uses interactive dialogues with industry legends to delve deeply into the topic at hand. Specifically, it will feature current conversations with some of the brightest... Read More

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