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Xabia Jim 03-03-2007 10:33 AM

Spanish Oven Collection
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Now that I'm using my WFO I'm seeing them everywhere...just look for the blackened chimneys.

So, here is a thread that I'll post pictures of Spanish Ovens I find interesting.

Of course, mine can start...the summer kitchen is now awaiting a little paint and countertops.....

Xabia Jim 03-03-2007 10:42 AM

Southwest Spain
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We did a driving tour and in the middle of a cork tree area in the hills, I stopped by this ruin of a building...of course it had an oven!

Now how old? 100? 200? Made of stone. And take a look at how solid the oven structure was compared to the rest of the building!

The dome was kind of egg shaped and made out of flat stones on their sides. Note the hearth seems like there was an intentional gap in the hearth to allow air into the oven. It did not seem to have a chimney either!

Xabia Jim 03-10-2007 09:39 PM

Double ovens
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at our favorite restarant...

Xabia Jim 03-11-2007 10:51 AM

Canary Islands
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This one was being fired up

Xabia Jim 03-12-2007 11:35 PM

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I think the oven at the castle belongs here....did you notice the brickwork?

14.5 feet wide hearth with a dome height of 30 inches....

BTW, it did have a chimney but it had been blocked.


Xabia Jim 04-04-2007 09:39 AM

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So, I say to Vaughn...let's pick up some provisions for a picnic. She says, let's stop at the next town.....Canigral.

Turned out to be abandoned! But they did have an old it goes.

Note the oven structure outside the building, the stone dome and the built in kitchen cabinets.


Xabia Jim 03-25-2008 09:49 AM

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Simple country oven (no diamond saw here)

CanuckJim 03-25-2008 10:13 AM

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An inspirational photo journal; every one a treat, not to say a history lesson. The Canigral oven reminds me a bit of the domestic beehive ovens that were built in Ontario during the early 19th century. Quite a few still survive in the Kingston area.

Just want to say thanks for taking the time to shoot the pics and post them.

How are your plans for the 24th here? The way this so-called spring is going we might need snowshoes on the day.


gjbingham 03-25-2008 02:37 PM

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Thanks for the great pics XJ! I love the keystone in the last photo. Perhaps mine might work for awhile after all. :)

BaconGrease 04-21-2008 10:59 AM

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You can actually buy refractory clay artesanal ovens in the vasque provinces of spain. In Zamora they come in multiple sizes from tiny little single plate size to the more traditional sizes.

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