This Blog describes my first attempt at building a clay oven. I live in the UK and I thought I'd publish a Blog because clay oven info on the web seems to come mainly from the US (not that there's anything wrong with that - I've certainly found it useful). Anyway, take the plunge, build one yourself and I hope this blog helps in some small way. Cheers, Ian.
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Where did the inspiration come from?
So many places really ...
Lots of Mediterranean and UK holiday nights out in restaurants with wood fired ovens
General love of eating and drinking outside
Playing with fire, brick, food, you name it !
.. but the point at which I knew I could build my own oven came when I finished reading a book on the subject: Build Your Own Earth Oven by Kiko Denzer and Hannah Field. You can buy it from Amazon for about £15, but its priceless. Its the best reference book on any subject I've read - striking exactly the right tone of what is helpful, optional, essential.