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.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Pizza Tonight, Richmond, Virginia

Richmond.com has a piece about Pizza Tonight of Richmond, Virginia.(The contemporaneous blog for Pizza Night has a correction.)

This is a story of a hobby turning into a business.

The story says in parts:

"You had to be friends or friends of friends to get invited to the Deroche’s house in the Fan to enjoy Victoria’s homemade pizza dough. At Pizza Club, Victoria provided the pizza dough and her guests got to top it with whatever they wanted: from fresh feta and basil to pizza carbonara with pancetta, eggs and hard cheeses...."

"But now, this pizza club is going public with Pizza Tonight, gourmet pizza kits handcrafted by the Richmond couple...."

"And in a few weeks, Victoria hopes to bring her brand new portable wood fire oven -- which is currently en route from Colorado to Richmond -- to farmer’s markets where she can fire up a gourmet pizza pie on the premises….just for you...."

(04/17/11) They  must now have their oven, since they have a new portable oven business described on their page.


  1. Victoria,

    What are the chances we could use the pizza oven on Saturday, April 9 late afternoon at our Westover Hills home for my husband's birthday? It would be great if you could give me a call on my cell at 402-3837. Thanks so much! Or you can e-mail me at sarahkim7@comcast.net


  2. Sarah, you posted to a blog that mentions Pizza Tonight, not to the web site for Pizza Tonight itself. I didn't notice the comment right away. I hope you eventually figured out that you needed to contact them directly.