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.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Brick Oven Project, Peace Corps, Paraguay

I found a volunteer project to build brick ovens in Paraguay.

I probably would have suggested that community ovens are more efficient, but that's not the aim of the project.

Fire Fly Farm, Saint Albans, Maine

Billi Barker has a blog entry about her farm and related businesses with a 2010 year-end summary.

There are several pictures of a cob oven that she built on her farm. (There were no easily identified blog posts about the oven.)

Blue Oven Bakery, Williamsburg, Ohio

In a blog entry for a site called CityBeat, there is a review of Blue Oven Bakery, which has a blue, wood-fired oven on a farm.

The review says in part, "If you’ve never had Blue Oven Bakery bread, you are missing out on something truly extraordinary. Sara and Mark Frommeyer own and operate the bakery from their family farm in Williamsburg, Ohio, on the banks of the Little Miami River.... The bread is baked in, yes, a blue oven. More specifically, it’s a wood-fired oven, and with around 20 breads in the rotation, everyone can find something they love"