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.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Falconer Vineyard’s Vineyard Bistro, Red Wing, Minnesota

I heard from someone from Red Wing (Bill Hanisch of Hanisch Bakery & Coffee Shop) about a winery that recently installed a wood-fired brick oven. I thought he said the name was the Faulkner Winery.

Well, at least that's what I thought I heard.

In reality, my search turned up the Falconer Vineyards, near Red Wing. Minnesota.

They have a Vineyard Bistro, which does have a wood-fired oven (picture on their page).

Their page says in part, "We will reopen for pizzas in April." Apparently that is late April.

As of May 20, 2011, their site says, "Now open Fridays through Sundays during winery hours!" On July 1, the bistro hours show that it opens at noon, Friday through Sunday.)

I added pictures of their oven that they supplied to me on my Business Ovens page.

I definitely intend to give them a try sometime.

Fork in the Ally Brick Oven Pub, Roanoke, Virginia

My Google alert showed me the Facebook page for the Fork in the Ally Brick Oven Pub, Roanoke, Virginia.

Despite having a "Photos" page, I couldn't actually see a picture of their oven.

They did have a link to some reviews, one of which says, in part, "Specialty pizzas looked to be wonderful, perfectly baked in the open brick ovens. The guys in the kitchen are twirling the dough and running about, making it fun to watch."

Sounds like a winner to me.