The Wood-Fired Blog

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

Firing Up the Flavor at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, CA

May 31, 2023

Introducing 1440 Multiversity. This unique center is a nonprofit immersive and online learning destination nestled in the heart of the California Redwoods. The Mission The center hosts both large and small group events, leadership training, classes, retreats, yoga, and private dining experiences served family-style, among their many choices. They are located in Scotts Valley, just outside of Santa Cruz, CA. Their outreaches also include offering supportive programs free of charge... Read More

April 2023 | 5 Custom Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas, Pizza Oven Shipping Overview, Innovative Pizza Topping Combos – Part 2

May 05, 2023

Welcome to another issue of the Wood Fired Newsletter. We love sharing design ideas, customer stories, and delicious recipes with you. Plus, news about… Read More

5 Custom Outdoor Kitchen Designs with Pizza Ovens

Apr 27, 2023

Cooking, dining, and entertaining in an outdoor kitchen is a beautiful (and popular) way to enjoy food, nature, and people. If you’re thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your home, there are many different designs and styles to choose from. In this blog, we’ll explore five custom outdoor kitchen designs to inspire you. They all include a wood fired oven as a featured element. So, whether you’re a pizza... Read More


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