Monday, September 21, 2015

Stu's new video

Here's a video that I just finished. Check it out. The video is about earth oven construction and bread baking.

photo Alan Priest

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hilarious Video

Really a wonderful professor and a hilarious video.

Friday, July 24, 2015


Bagels are not the easiest breads to make, but there's no reason why you can't bake them in your wood fired oven. Here's a photo of some bagels baking in my oven.

In yesterday's edition of the New York Times you can find an interesting article concerning the problem of finding a decent bagel in California.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Most Beautiful Oven

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.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Earth Oven Workshop

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

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Bread Peels

Beautiful peels made by Amanda Slamm and her sister Mimosa Mack. They simply call out to you, asking to be used. The women can be found on Facebook.

Amanda by her mud oven

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bread Earth and Fire

I just learned that Bread Earth and Fire had not been available as an ebook on Lulu, but this has been corrected. If you've been waiting for the ebook edition, it now exists. 
Happy Baking

Friday, April 10, 2015

Best Websites

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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Food For The Homeless

Mason Wartman abandoned his life on Wall Street to start a pizza shop. Everything was normal until a customer gave Mason an idea that's garnered national attention.

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Check out this video from Breadtopia.

Eric has a very pleasing manner, and his instructions are quite clear.