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, August 3, 2011

VPN Americas: US Member Listing by State

While trying to find the name of a VPN-certified restaurant in Seattle (which turned out to be Ristorante Picolinos), I found a page that claims to list the VPN member restaurants in the US. (Plus one in Toronto tucked at the bottom.)

I haven't cross-checked my current links to see if I have all of these linked, but it was interested to discover an index page for several wood-fired oven pizza places.

10/03/11: Thanks to the maintainers of the VPN site, I now have a spreadsheet listing US and Canadian restaurants with certifications. I am massaging the data into a form that I can import into the mapmaking site, and then I will have a map of US VPN-certified restaurants. So, progress is being made, but I don't have an estimated completion date.

11/13/11: Here is the map, current to 11/12/11, I believe.

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