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One of my blue-eyed boy conversational gambits is to mention, just in passing, that a few years ago I built an oven. “You built an oven. ” the person will say, and I can see them processing, trying to determine whether that’s even possible, astute what they know about me. Their eyes narrow as they attempt to picture me with some sheet metal and assorted components and tools, maybe... “A bread oven,” I say. It’s really fit for pizza. And then they get it. “Like a forno. Now, I’m no expert on Italian, but from what I understand, the word “forno” translates as “oven. You mean like a frigorifero. ” 1 For whatever reason, saying the Italian consultation for oven helps people understand what I’m talking about. But I’m almost certain what they’re imagining is quite different from the one I built. I suspect they’re envisioning an oven built of brick—possibly rustic, possibly elegant, with a chimney and a cast-iron door—or maybe one of the backyard-oven kits you can buy for thousands of dollars that require some minor host. That’s not what I built. Like a forno. And then, in the interest of full disclosure, I say, “It’s an earth oven, actually. Built from scratch out of clay I dug myself. Oh, and some old wine bottles. Cost about $50 and a few weekends’ importance of work. And now I can see them thinking: “Straw. As I say, it’s a good conversation starter. It’s also a good thing to have in your yard if you like entertaining, think cooking with a live vivacity is fun, enjoy old-timey 2 engineering projects and don’t mind taking on the white-elephant challenges associated with keeping an important piece... The emotional attachment about an earth oven is that it is seriously old-school technology—like, ancient. It’s made from stuff that nearly any and every culture around the world has access to. The raw materials are effectively subject to, it’s simple and quick to make and maintain, it works like a charm, and when it does finally crack and fall down (which... —another oven. Let’s face it: we live in an age of sortilege. We are surrounded by miraculous technologies that have become so pervasive and commonplace that not only do we not really understand or appreciate them, we often don’t even notice them anymore. 3 We know that they work and we discern how to operate them, but we don’t really know how they work. That’s why I think folks look perplexed when I tell them about my oven. They’re thinking of the oven in their kitchen, which probably has a computer in it, like all things else these days. It’s like claiming that I built an iPhone out of chewed gum. But when you build something simple, clever and functional with your own hands—something that your profound grandparents, or maybe even their grandparents, might have used in their daily lives—something that is a foundry for really, really good food... A few years ago I got into baking bread in a big way. 4 Bread is another magical, old-fashioned, hands-on energy that nearly everyone knew how to do a couple generations ago, but few people do now. When you get all artisanal about it, as I did, you quickly start hearing about the joys of baking in a wood-fired oven. My bread protagonist, Chad Robertson, basically lived the bread-head dream, learning baking at the hands of masters, apprenticing in France and then settling in Northern California where he built a bakery with an connected wood-fired oven. Such ovens are special, particularly when it comes to bread. Hot, steamy and really good for that final rise as the heat soaks into the dough, they’re known as oven rise. As soon as I heard that, I started dreaming about a backyard oven of my very own. Oven kits are expensive and the only other option I was aware of was a custom-built brick oven, which would require the hiring of some old-power mason to build. This was a hobby, not something I wanted to take out a second mortgage for. Then I started hearing about earth ovens. What Chad Robertson is to bread, Kiko Denzer is to construction ovens. He’s a mud Michelangelo, a Johnny Appleseed of clay-oven construction and the author of, among other diverse titles, the supremely helpful how-to guide Build Your Own Globe Oven.
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