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.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Community Oven, Carbondale, Colorado

A community oven long in the development stages in Carbondale, Colorado, reached a successful milestone with their first community bake.

They have their own home page.

They relatively recently created a Facebook page. (I don't know why their page is classified as belonging to an "Actor/Director"!)

Most recently they were featured in a story in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

I have watched this project develop for a good long time, and I'm very glad it has been successful.

I wish them a long, well-earned, continuation.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Community Oven, Cambridge, New York

My Google Alert brought my attention to a blog post about the community oven in Cambridge, New York.

I have some information about the Cambridge oven on my Quest for Ovens web site on the Community Ovens page.

There are additional links about the Cambridge oven on my Community Oven Links page.

It was very nice to read a first-hand account of using the oven; they are amazingly hard to come by.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Olive Pizza, Minneapolis, Minnesota

While doing some shopping at Midtown Farmers Market in Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, I spied a tent with the legend "wood-fired pizza" emblazoned on it.

Checking it out I saw a pizza oven built into a trailer, and a crew running a wood-fired oven to make pizza.

This turned out to belong to a business I had not heard about, Olive Pizza, Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza.

Their web site doesn't give a lot of detail about their business. The earliest date currently showing on their calendar is August 27, 2011.

They were selling a variety of pizzas for $7 each. I did not have the opportunity to try one.

I did take a few pictures, but I'm not able to upload them at this point.

I wish them luck. (I can't say I'm impressed by their web site.)

June 28, 2012: I saw that their web site says that they are at the Bloomington Farmers Market, no longer at the Midtown Farmers Market.