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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

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

2019 Summer Photo Contest Winners and Other Top 20 Finalists

Aug 26, 2019

2019 Summer Photo Contest Top 20 Photo Finalists and Winners Congratulations to Duane and Nancy Niemi – our 2019 contest winners! They take home the grand prize of a new Tuscan grill for their Primavera70 oven. They also win the special intangible joyful prize won by introducing so many people to the fun of wood fired cooking and Neapolitan pizza. This is a valuable prize that keeps on giving! We... Read More

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Forno Bravo Slings Pizza at the 2019 Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival

Aug 16, 2019

Forno Bravo was happy to jump in and be a part of the Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival on August 10th in Salinas, CA. Held in Oldtown Salinas, just a mile or two from the Forno Bravo factory and showroom, the festival was a fun way to introduce participants to Forno Bravo ovens and the delicious wood fired pizza they produce! Forno Bravo was a Platinum level sponsor of... Read More

August 2019 | No. #123; Primavera Performs Beautifully for Smaller Gatherings, Wood Fired Cedar Plank Salmon by Doug Garner, Wood Fired Apricot (or Peach) Chicken Pesto Pizza by Chef Bart,

Aug 08, 2019

For many, this is back to school time; for others, it is state fair season and still the heart of the summer. For the Forno Bravo Team and community, it is a time of festivals, evenings around a wood fire, delicious pizza treats…and… Read More

Fire It Up! Forno Bravo’s New Modulating Commercial Burner

Jul 23, 2019

While some of our commercial customers prefer the ‘Go Wood or Go Home’ traditional cooking approach in their kitchen, many chefs choose to also install a gas burner in their ovens for maximum flexibility and convenience. Forno Bravo has been offering gas and gas/wood combo options in our commercial ovens for the past 4 years. While our old burner performed well, we felt we could do better. After a lot of research... Read More

Overview of Fully Assembled Ovens for Summer

Jul 23, 2019

Ready to make the leap and start cooking in a wood fired pizza oven this summer? It’s not too late. Forno Bravo has a whole line of easy-to-install, fully assembled, residential ovens that fit that goal exactly.  Let us introduce you to a few of them, so that no matter what your style or available space is, we have an oven for you. Make 2019 the year you stop ‘waiting for... Read More

Wood Fired Grilling with NAPCA and Chef Iannone: Scallops and Lemony Salsa Verde

Jul 23, 2019

Recently, the chefs at the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy (NAPCA) put on a special 1-day class to teach people how to cook in their wood fired Forno Bravo ovens. They covered all of the basics, plus several advanced skills to help the participants gain confidence in their cooking. While Chef Leo Spizzirri covered the pizza topics, Chef Anthony Iannone took the lead as grill master, delivering mouth-watering Wood... Read More

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