Purpose of this blog

This blog will really be a true web log. I will post here about different wood-fired ovens as I find them.

If you know of any wood-fired ovens I should know about, you can send an e-mail to me. (If you build wood-fired ovens, I would like to hear from you too.)

There will lots of posts and lots of labels, since I plan to create one post for every appropriate web site that I find, and however many labels it takes to describe each one (usually at least the type of page and the location of the oven).

The accumulated information will still be found at the real Quest for Ovens web site links pages, but that is not updated as frequently as this blog will be.

If you are from outside the US and Canada, let me know what you find interesting about it. I see that I get visitors from India and Iran, and other faraway places. I'd like to know what draws you to this blog.

I received e-mail from the organizers of the BBC Two television show asking if the Saint Paul Bread Club could post a notice about their show Great British Bake-Off for amateur bakers. The information they gave me is now accessible through a link. (The organizers don't have a web page for the show itself yet.)

Please share this with any amateur bakers in Great Britain you may know, or post the link where they might see it.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Historic oven returned to use in Newrybar, NSW, Australia

NBN on-line has a short video about a historic oven in Newrybar, NSW, Australia, that has been restored to operating condition. This might be the same oven mentioned in this Australian bread blog.The oven appears to operated by the Harvest Cafe in Newrybar, but I can't tell if it's the same location or not.

This oven design appears to be a Scotch oven. (There's a short description of Scotch ovens in the middle of this forum post.)


  1. Hey David,
    I loved the news that Newrybar had been resurected. I visited it in early 2009 and people felt that it was too big and the foundations were unstable. I met Jesse Downs, son of John Downs who rebuilt it a number of years ago, and lived there. Great story and great oven! Here is a link to my notes.

  2. A link to your notes is part of the post! (Your blog was the Australian bread blog.)