#1  
Old 12-17-2010, 11:48 AM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Jacksonville,Fl
Posts: 166
Default Chez panisse and Alice Waters

Apparently when she was designing Chez panisse, Alice waters wanted to incorporate a pizza oven like the one from Turin that had given her an epiphany. She hired a german brick layer who didn't know anything about italian pizza ovens, and in fact had never heard of a pizza oven, so he basically built her a german bread oven. Wolfgang Puck came to see it and hired the same german to build one for him.

She said that she tried to live with it for 10 years. It used 10 times the amount of wood that an Italian pizza oven does, and it did cook as she says "a certain kind of pizza, but it certainly wasn't a pizza in the way that an Italian would think about it"

Alice Waters & Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric ...
By Thomas McNamee, R. W. Apple (page 158)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-17-2010, 12:09 PM
james's Avatar
Brick Oven Merchant
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pebble Beach, CA
Posts: 4,648
Default Re: Chez panisse and Alice Waters

That is wonderful. I can't imagine that I hadn't read this before.

Thanks for the find!
James
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-17-2010, 12:14 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Jacksonville,Fl
Posts: 166
Default Re: Chez panisse and Alice Waters

I post this in the newbie forum as a newbie myself. Having just completed my pompeii oven, being extremely pleased, I see newbies always wanting the "bread oven" that will also cook pizza. I think they should be thinking more along the lines of a pizza oven that will also do breads, meats and more. The plans here are the most efficient for fuel use as well.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-17-2010, 12:31 PM
james's Avatar
Brick Oven Merchant
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pebble Beach, CA
Posts: 4,648
Default Re: Chez panisse and Alice Waters

We couldn't have said it better. :-)

Plus the better air movement and high heat retention. Thanks!

James
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alice Waters cooking in her wood fired oven md_massimino Wood-Fired Oven and Cooking Videos 4 09-28-2010 11:04 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC