We have all lost a great deal whether we are aware or not. Alan Scott, one of the world's foremost experts on baking and the father of modern brick ovens has died. Alan will be missed by all who knew him and many more who have built his ovens and still vast others who have just read his books. Alan was not just a pioneer but a loving and selfless giver of knowledge. Alan's passion for brick ovens and baking has been passed countless times and and will continue to ripple through the artisan baking community.