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.


Monday, February 21, 2011

FRESH Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta, Black Mountain, North Carolina

A blogger posted a review of  FRESH Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta, Black Mountain, North Carolina (apparently not far from Asheville, NC).

The review has several good pictures of pizza (but not the oven).

The review also says in part, "We walked in the door and were instantly greeted by the aroma of rising yeast and artisan cheeses wafting out of a massive fireplace. I watched pizza dough skillfully tossed in the air and then stretched as thin as a windowpane. The menu consists of pizzas with an unapologetic less-is-more attitude. Each pizza is layered with a few meticulously selected ingredients. After a trip into the fire, the pizzas arrived at our table piping hot with a blistered bubbly crust. I had to pause a moment to gaze at these glorious creations before devouring them."

Community Oven, Tanzania

The village is not identified in this article about a 16-year-old California girl who helped build a community oven in Tanzania.

Certainly it is an wonderful example of ovens improving people's lives.

About a year later, there is now more information about Lily Gordon. I have collected links about her.