Thursday, February 4, 2010

Learning From the Master

There has been a lot of talk about holding a local market in our town, and of course we got into the act and decided that we'd like to make something and maybe even make some money by adding value to local commodities. The initial idea was to make pizza with as many local ingredients as we could muster. Now bear in mind, we are not pizza experts, but we do make it, and we're reasonable learners, so we could probably come up with a decent pizza pie that people would eat. Getting them to part with their cast is another story.

Now besides all the logistical considerations in answering to the state, there was the slight problem of needing an oven. We thought it would be cool to build an oven, which sounds good in theory, but can be complicated when you've never built one.

Well, it turns out that come Spring, they are holding a fair and have obtained a portable wood oven. Not only that, but they have one of the members of the community stepping up to consult, and not only does has he built his own wood oven, but he's a master baker. How's that for going to the source?

Could be interesting. We're not even sure if we'll be able to make pizzas, but at least we'll be learning from the master. Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Jonathas Mikosz de Moura for the pic.


MMP said...

Earth Oven Pizza at Farm Fest. Sounds awesome, looking forward to it.

Prepared foods do really well at markets, particularly hot food.

I've been meaning to build an Earth oven myself for years.

We'll look forward to hearing about your experience.

phredude said...


Should be interesting, especially since an expert will be overseeing it. So much to learn. We've toyed with the idea of building a cob oven here at our house. Could be loads of fun.