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.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Wegmans, NE US

A blog post by NJ Spice says in part, "When Wegmans first opened, I loved their artisan breads, baked in their wood-fired oven. Then it seemed like the breads got dumbed down, and I lost interest. But over the last year or two, I’ve found much to like again."

This got me curious about Wegmans. A press release about the opening of their first store in Virginia mentions this special feature, "A wood-fired brick oven, designed by fourth generation Spanish masons, bakes European and artisan breads and rolls. Wegmans' bakery also produces water-boiled bagels, decorated cakes, muffins, and other desserts."

The store locator for Wegmans mentions 77 locations in the northeast US (Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pensylvania, Virginia).

I have no idea how many have brick ovens, but good for them.

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