5 Fall Parties That Feature Your Wood Fired Oven

Sep 29, 2023

Looking for entertaining ideas, themes, or special occasions for throwing a party that centers around a wood fired oven this fall? In this article, you will find 5 fun ideas to get you started. These are memorable celebrations that your friends will be raving about for years to come! Starting principals: Do remember to post your menus in advance to build excitement, and consider any dietary preferences and restrictions of... Read More

Labor Day Gathering Guide

Aug 31, 2023

On the first Monday in September, the United States celebrates Labor Day. It is a federal holiday established in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland to provide a day of rest for workers, and to honor their many contributions. The holiday is also a perfect time to gather with friends and family at the end of summer for a last hurrah as kids are going back to school and the weather... Read More

Introducing Andrea Colognese and the Jamestown Bread Project

Aug 31, 2023

Baking your own fresh bread is a wonderful benefit of a wood-fired oven. The smells— the taste— the perfect crust— Oh, my! Andrea Colognese is a baking expert and he has launched the Jamestown Bread Project to help chefs learn to make the best bread in their wood-fired ovens at home. We will be releasing many of his delicious recipes and helpful instructions over the coming months as we all... Read More

Newly Recovered Fresco from Ancient Pompeii Shows an Early Form of Pizza

Jul 31, 2023

Back in 1888 and 1891, a team of excavators began to clear ash and debris from a building in the ruins of ancient Pompeii, the Italian town buried, and then preserved, by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE.  In January, 2023, another team went back to that same spot and continued the original team’s work. In the large atrium next to a building housing a brick oven (a... Read More

2023 Social Media Contest Winners

Jul 31, 2023

Congratulations to the 3 winners of our 2023 Social Media Photo Contest, who will share over $500 in cash and prizes! Thank you also to everyone who posted and shared photos of your ovens as part of the contest. We had many wonderful entries and the winners were chosen by random drawing from the eligible entries.  Part of the fun of wood fired cooking is the communal aspect — sharing... Read More

Tips for Building Unique Bases and Countertops for Pizza Ovens

Jun 28, 2023

Brick and refractory pizza ovens are hefty creations. It is critical to have a strong foundation and base or countertop in your installation, but these critical support systems can also be functional and beautiful too.  In this blog, we are going to showcase several unique styles of bases to inspire your pizza oven build or outdoor kitchen upgrade. A few key things to remember before we dive into our samples–... Read More


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