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 26, 2011

Maitardi, Miami, Florida

A Dine Magazine on-line article about Valentine's Day dining options near Miami mentions Maitardi, Miami, Florida.

Maitardi's web site is entirely Flash based, so it's not possible to copy and paste information from there to here.

The article says in part, "Design District’s only oak-shaded romantic outdoors venue, Maitardi, is celebrating Valentine’s Day exotic flavors, brick-oven specialties and music by jazz vocalist Lenard Rutledge."

Pizza Pi, East Lansing, Michigan

A Lansing City Pulse article reviews Pizza Pi, East Lansing, Michigan.

The review has a nice picture of pizzas in the wood-fired oven.

The review says in part, "Little known facts: Organic, wood-fired pizza tastes better and makes you smarter. OK, so only the first part is verifiable, but if you stop into Pizza Pi along the Grand River corridor in East Lansing, you´ll probably learn a thing or two about what makes a fine tasting pie."

Community Oven, Tourém, Portugal

My Google Alert snagged a mention of a Flickr photo of a community oven still in use in Tourém, Portugal.

The photo caption says in part, "It was buit in 1868 (or earlier). Note that even the roof is made of stone...."

I'm always impressed by old ovens that are still in use.