Yes, this is the most beautiful oven I've ever seen. No brick oven can come close to this earth oven at Flatbread Co. in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I had lunch there on Saturday and sat right in front of the oven and watched the bakers do their magic.
Hi The next earth oven workshop I'll be teaching will be held at The Kneading Conference in Skowhegan, Maine. July 30-31. Thursday and Friday. All aspects of earth oven construction will be covered, and the oven we build will be auctioned off at the end of workshop. If you have any questions, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are two websites that you should know about. The first one concerns itself with oven building and bread baking. The second one gathers a wealth of information about bread in a historical context. Check them out, and I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Bread First is a book for beginners. Everything a beginner needs to know can be found here. You can expect to bake great bread the first time. The process is simple, and the ingredients are readily available. "No knead" baking is for everyone. No experience is required. Clear instructions with photos make everything extra easy.
Bread Earth And Fire: Earth Ovens And Artisan Breads
For the past couple of years I've been revising my book, Bread Earth And Fire. I've added the subtitle Earth Ovens And Artisan Breads because I feel this more fully explains what the book is about. Along with the photos, you'll now find drawings that better illustrate the oven building process, new ovens to build as well a history of bread from the "beginning of time."
Bread Earth And Fire: Earth Ovens And Artisan Breads is available as an ebook or print copy from Lulu.
I write about bread and wood-fired bread ovens. Sourdough bread baking is my specialty. While the dough is rising I have time to make art, lots of art. Each winter I travel to Guatemala to build energy efficient stoves for the Mayas.