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, January 6, 2011

Pele's Fire Catering, Jacksonville, Florida

I saw a Google ad for Pele's Fire Catering, Jacksonville, Florida, on this blog page, so I followed the link.

The home page doesn't say where they are located, but the area code indicates the Jacksonville area. The home page says in part, "Specializing in Gourmet Neapolitan Pizza. Come visit us every Saturday at the Riverside Arts Market."

Pele's Fire Catering has a page on Facebook.

Bend Pizza, Bend, Orgeon

It seems like Bend Oregon must be a hotbed of mobile pizza businesses.

Now I have found Bend Pizza, which seems to be the third mobile pizza business in Oregon that I have found today.

Their "About Us" page says in part, "In the Spring of 2010, Chris set out to make the first-ever, MOBILE BRICK OVEN, in Central Oregon! Employing his own passion, and with just the right amount of help from others with a little expertise in masonry and fabrication... Chris has successfully built his Mobile Brick Oven... and is ready to start making fresh, delicious pizza for the masses!!"

The Pizza Cart, Bend, Oregon

A post in the Visit Bend blog mentioned The Pizza Cart, Bend, Oregon.

The post says in part, "The Pizza Cart offers hot brick oven pizza. You can get thin crust personal pies made with hand-rolled dough, homemade sauce, local meats from the Redmond Smokehouse, hand roasted vegetables and fresh delicious cheeses."

Pyro Pizza, Portland, Oregon

While looking for a different restaurant on the web I stumbled across mention of Pyro Pizza, Portland, Oregon.

They also seem to have a Facebook page.

Mamie's Cafe and Bakery, Marthinsburg, Pennsylvania

I don't know anything about this place, but they did claim on their site that they were having brick oven pizza.

Cotogna, San Francisco, California

An entry for an SF Weekly blog reviews Cotogna, San Francisco, California.

The review says in part, "But I found myself thinking over and over again about Cotogna's spit-roast pork, tiny carrots caramelized in the oven with honey, pappardelle with lamb braised in the wood-fired oven."

Another blog had a trip report there; their report says in part, "The space showcases many wide glass windows, exposed woods (everything seems brown in here), and a wood-fired oven (with spare wood surrounding the entrance)."

Elanta Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe, Seattle, Washington

A Seattle food blog entry recounted a visit to Elanta Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe, Seattle, Washington.

The entry says in part, "The doors were unlocked and employees were busy hoisting long paddles of bagels in and out of the large wood oven."

Community Oven, Kerikeri Domain, New Zealand

An item for the Bay Chronicle of New Zealand reports on the plans to build a community oven.

The report says in part, "A public pizza oven using adobe and recycled materials will be built at the Kerikeri Domain during the Envirofest in March. NorthTec tutor Grant Steven has been teaching natural building methods and how to build adobe wood-fired ovens for more than two years and is keen to see a large, naturally built adobe wood fired oven one in the park."