Tuesday, June 13, 2017

First Fire

Sadly this oven sat for a year without being used, but finally, it's fired up ready for pizza.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Beer From Recycled Bread

Beer from recycled bread. Check it out.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


I recently returned from Guatemala where I shot a video.
Stove Building With The Mayas
You can see it here on Youtube:


If you just want to simply watch tortilla making, then skip to the end.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Easy Sourdough Recipe

I just came upon this sourdough procedure on Youtube, and I was most impressed with the unassuming personality of the baker. I haven't tried this technique yet, but I hope to in the next couple of days. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkA8JUmLT8k

Saturday, January 28, 2017

New Book Editions

Just to let you know that I've done extensive editing of Bread Earth And Fire: Earth Ovens And Artisan Breads and some editing to Bread First. I'm sure you'll be pleased with the changes.
Also, I reduced the ebook price for either book to $2.99. I hope with this substantial markdown, more people will read the books and be enticed into oven building and bread baking.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Brilliant Pizza Oven

Check out this pizza oven that treats the environment with a soft touch. Watch the video here: 


Uuni 2S Pizza Oven 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Easy Earth Oven

Here's a little video I made of my son this past summer. You can watch a simple oven being constructed that didn't cost anything to build, and the whole project was done in just a couple of hours.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Kneading Conference 2016

If you ever wanted to have a pizza oven in your backyard, then join us at The Kneading Conference in Skowhegan, Maine (July 28-29) and learn how to build various types of wood-fired pizza/bread ovens. You can expect lots of individual attention from two instructors. No experience required. Participants will work with clay and brick and construct a low-cost earth oven that will make the best pizzas and breads. Discussions include techniques for making various kinds of wood-fired ovens as well as baking pizzas, flat breads, sourdough, and no-knead breads.  
Unique sourdough starter will be shared with participants.

More information here: www.stusilverstein.com

Monday, May 9, 2016

Oven Door

Here's a photo of the new oven door with two handles. The two handles are necessary because the door is heavy.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Oven In Provence

Here is a recently completed pizza oven in Provence France. The oven will not be used for bread baking so the oven opening was made extra wide to easily accommodate two pizzas with plenty of room to maneuver them around.

The location

Constructing the base with native stone

 Preparing base for concrete slab

Continuing slab preparation

 Rebar for slab

Creating slab

Slab finished

 Creating template for dome

 Constructing the dome

Completed oven 
Waiting for door to be fabricated

 The oven builders
To my right Abdel Fatah
To my left Fernand Toucourt

Oven Specifications
Made with native stone and firebrick. Insulated with vermiculite and Roxul. Stuccoed with mortar mix.

28.5” interior width
41.5” interior depth
16.5”  interior dome height
42.5” baking height

3.5” interior concrete slab