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, October 27, 2011

Community Oven, Munising, Michigan

My Google Alert brought a relatively unusual web page to my attention, an announcement titled, "MDOC Employee Named Finalist for Governor's Service Award."

The announcement says in part:

Peggy Carberry has been selected as a finalist for the 2011 Governor's Service Awards in the Volunteer of the Year category.... She is committed to the local community through the work which she and her sisters, known as "The Cooking Carberrys," conduct throughout the year during their free time. 
Peggy has been instrumental in raising literally tens of thousands of dollars for the community, primarily through baking in their bread oven at Munising's Bay Shore Park. ...
Peggy, along with her sisters, volunteers her time every Tuesday for approximately 7-8 hours, baking in the community bread oven at the Farmer's Market at Bay Shore Park in Munising from May to October. It is estimated they serve 300 people and raise at least $850 every Tuesday. Also, Peggy adds that they man the community oven almost every weekend during the summer months and those donations also go directly to various special events. Their sign says, "The Cooking Carberrys are helping the community One Pizza at a Time."
I have collected links to other mentions to the Munising oven, but this post gave some of the best details about their oven and its benefits to the community.

11/01/11: By chance, I happened to find an online album that has a good picture of the oven.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Felicia's Pizza Kitchen, Ardmore, Pennsylvania

My Google Alert brought a patch.com localized review of Felcia's Pizza Kitchen in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

That's the good news. The bad news is they don't have a web site. I did find a few other mentions of them.

Sounds like an interesting place.

Bricks Wood Fired Pizza, Lombard, Illinois

Once again I have a little time to post in my blog.

This time my Google Alert found a news post from Lombard, IL.

There is a good picture of a pizza and an interview with the owners of Bricks Wood Fired Pizza, Lombard, Illinois. Their oven is apparently a genuine Italian import.

Unlike many wood-fired pizza places I have found, these folks deliver (if you are in their territory of course).

I don't get that way very often, but I might again someday, in which case I'll see if I can make a field report.