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Hagerstown-Maryland Wood-Fired Oven in winter

Beautiful Wood-Fired Oven in Winter

Jan 30, 2013

  Wood-Fired Oven picture in Hagerstown, Maryland I can’t honestly say that I wish I was out there with him, but I definitely want to eat whatever it is he’s making in that wood-fired oven. Great photo, wonderful scene. Read More

Wood Stove Design Challenge

Jan 30, 2013

This isn’t exactly what we do (we use wood for cooking, they use wood for heating), but it is very interesting none the less. From their website: The Next Generation Wood Stove Design Challenge is now underway! The Challenge seeks to promote next generation stove designs, build a community of innovators and showcase stove innovation to the public.  The Design Challenge will culminate in a Wood Stove Decathlon, modeled after... Read More

Pizza Oven Across the Seasons

Jan 29, 2013

What a great idea. From Greenville, RI — three photos of a wonderful pizza oven; in the winter, summer and fall. It would be really fun to see more four season photos from our community. Quattro stagione fotografie. Read More

Giardino Pizza Oven Winter Photo - Sangre de Cristo NM

Pure Oven Beauty

Jan 25, 2013

Or, how about some pure oven beauty — both man and nature-made. This oven was built by Lloyd Goding and is located at 7000 feet, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains west of Las Vegas, New Mexico Read More

More Snow Pizza Stories

Jan 25, 2013

Pizza in The Cold and Snow We’ve been getting some great photos and stories on pizza in the cold and snow. Check out this one: Ottawa Valley eastern Ontario-Canada While it was not that cold when I took this shot before X-mas , last night we had a pizza party and I made 10 pizzas while it was -31C [about 24 below zero F.]  the oven was hot [.2 minute... Read More

Gretzky Selling Mansion with Pizza Oven

$15M Pizza Oven with a Mansion (and three guest houses) Thrown in for Free

Jan 23, 2013

Wayne Gretzky is selling his mansion and three guest houses for $15M, but from this headline, you would think that his pizza oven is the property’s best feature. Who knows. Maybe it is. From the Inquisitr: Wayne Gretzky Selling Mansion: $15 Million Pad Has Outdoor Pizza Oven, Three Guest Homes Read more at   Read More

The (Nearly Final) Pizza Oven Contest Photos

Jan 23, 2013

We have posted the web pages on with the submitted photos for the Winter 2013 pizza oven photo contest! There are still a few days to go for submissions, and we are still getting more photos — so keep ’em coming. We are getting some nice pictures from our community in the north. Click here to see the photos page. We’ll be picking the finalists and posting the poll... Read More

Kale and Roasted Leek Gratin

Kale and Roasted Leek Gratin

Jan 23, 2013

Here’s a recipe for a hearty winter side dish. I just made this for my family for Christmas, and it seemed to go over well. I know there are folks in some quarters who are sick of kale’s moment in the culinary sun, but I’ve been cooking it for years, and I will keep cooking it, because the stuff is delicious. That said, feel free to substitute any hearty green:... Read More

Pizza Sorrentina in the Wall Street Journal

Jan 23, 2013

Friends and family are always sending me interesting articles and recipes on pizza and pizza ovens — and I’ve been meaning to post this one for a while. This incredible Pizza Sorrentina Sorrento is located on a peninsula on the southern edge of the Bay of Naples. According to our friends at Wikipedia: Sorrento (Neapolitan: Surriento) is a small town in Campania, southern Italy, with some 16,500 inhabitants. It is a popular tourist destination... Read More



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