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, January 5, 2011

Flames Brick Oven, Westchester, New York.

According to a restaurant review, the owner of the Old Stone Trattoria had previous worked at Flames Brick Oven in Yonkers (also with a Facebook page).

Old Stone Trattoria, Chappaqua, New York

A restaurant review in a food blog for the Lower Hudson profiles Old Stone Trattoria, Chappaqua, New York.

The review says in part, "If you’re in the mood for a warm brick oven and a cozy neighborhood trattoria, come down to Angelo Tradito’s new place in Chappaqua."

TRIO A Brick Oven Cafe, Greenville, South Carolina

A list of The Top 5 Restaurants in Greenville for Local Fare mentions Trio A Brick Oven Cafe.

The listing for Trio says in part, "Trio A Brick Oven Cafe offers both indoor and outdoor dining. It features pizzas made right in their brick oven."

The Trio home page says in part, "An eclectic fare of gourmet wood-fired pizzas are a specialty--with sauces made fresh daily and in such intriguing combinations as roast chicken with basil pesto. A wide variety of homemade pasta dishes like sautéed crawfish and rotini are another specialty of the house. Rotisserie-cooked chicken as well as a variety of wraps and sandwiches round out the menu."

Uncle Cheffy Brick-Oven Global Cuisine, Manila, The Phillipines

A food blog entry from half-way around the world mentioned a place I'm never likely to get to, Uncle Cheffy Brick-Oven Global Cuisine, Manila , The Phillipines.

The review says in part, "Looking for a different twist of taste, we found ourselves intrigued by the interesting treatment Uncle Cheffy offered to your normal Pizza.... We ended up with Beef Medallion - Steak Tagalog and a Brick oven baked Uncle Cheffy Favorites Panizza. I must also commend their fast and courteous staff for making our dining even more enjoyable."