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, February 29, 2012

Community Oven Radio Interview

I am going to be interviewed on March 3 by a freelance radio journalist preparing a story for Los Angeles station KCRW's Good Food program. The subject will be community ovens. (I don't know the date and time the story will air.)

I will update this post when I know the date and time the story will air. KCRW does stream their programming over the web, so you can listen even if you are not in Los Angeles.

March 3, 2012: I was visited by a recordist who sat by me holding a microphone while I answered questions phoned in by the interviewer. We talked for over half an hour. Date and time of the broadcast are still not known, by me anyway, so no update for that yet. It was an honor to be of use, and maybe it will make my efforts promoting community ovens more visibility.

May 20, 2012: I was interviewed as part of the community oven segment in this program for KCRW; it starts at about 49 minutes into the show. (I speak a few times before they play me saying who I am.): Good Food