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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • Granite Oven

    Ran across a granite oven in a renaissance palace, now a Parador.

    It was a single slab stone hearth and the dome was made from granite blocks. The outside included a stone chimney, kind of outside the oven itself but meant to get the smoke out of the kitchen I'm sure. Last shot is the open "hearth" in the kitchen.

    Probalby could be considered a commercial oven though!

    The place dates to 16th century so you're looking at an oven 500+ years old or so!
    sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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    Re: Granite Oven

    Jim,

    Did you stay at Paradors? We stayed in a converted monastary one time. They are all different and unique in their own way.

    The oven looks good -- I've never seen a cut stone block oven like that. Very nice.
    James
    Last edited by james; 04-04-2007, 08:55 AM.
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      Re: Granite Oven

      James, we love the Paradors and try to stay at the old historic ones...Castles, Monastaries, Palaces, Estates.....it's really quite a nice thing they've done in Spain to have preserved and restored so many of these monuments.

      We went to the Parador in Santiago which was built in 1499 by Ferdinand and Isabella to house the pilgrims which at the height of the pilgrimages numbered almost 2 million a year!!!! The oldest refuge in the world built across from where St James bones are interned.

      Their link is Bienvenidos a Paradores

      They have some nice specials to cut down on the pricing....damn exchange rate!
      sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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        Re: Granite Oven

        The Parador on the hills above Toleda is great -- you see the Cathedral lit up at night above the walled city. Very nice. A glass of Cava on a warm summer evening.
        James
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