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.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bravo Pizza, Havertown, Pennsylvania

This time the Havorford Patch site sees the action with a review of Bravo Pizza, Havertown, Pennsylvania.

The review page includes a picture of the exterior of the oven in the background, with display cases of pizza and calzone in the foreground.

Bravo Pizza has a gallery page where the sad news becomes apparent. There is a brick oven, but it is not a wood-fired brick oven.

As long as expectations are met, that's not so bad.

Nonna's Brick Oven Pizza & Restaurant, Yorktown Heights, New York

Now the Yorktown Patch makes its existence known with a review of Nonna's Brick Oven Pizza & Restaurant, Yorktown Heights, New York.

The review says in part, "Although they are relatively new, having opened in 2008, Nonna's Brick Oven Pizza has already distinguished itself. They start their thin crust pizzas with quality, fresh ingredients and cook them perfectly in a large traditional brick oven." There is a picture where you can see a case full of pizzas and part of the brick oven.

Apparently Nonna's does not have a home page of its own. Also apparently, a feature of the Patch site allows place pages to be created, and Nonna's now has one.

A La Lucia, Alexandria, Virginia

Another local instance of Patch, in this case Huntington-Bellehaven Patch, has a review of A La Lucia, Alexandria, Virginia.

The review says in part, "A La Lucia is the perfect spot for a romantic Italian dinner or a casual lunch of brick oven pizza."