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Build Your Own Earth Oven

Kiko Denzer and Hannah Field, maker and baker, invite you into the artisan tradition. First, build a masonry oven out of mud. Then mix flour and water for real bread anything you can buy. Total cost? Hardly more than a baking stone and it can cook everything else, from 2-minute pizza to holiday fowl, or a weeks meals. Clear, abundant drawings and photos clarify every step of the process, from making oven mud, to fire, and to bread. Informative text puts it all into context with artisan traditions of many ages & cultures. Beautifully sculpted ovens (by the author and readers) will inspire the artist in anyone. And the simple, 4 step recipe (based on professional and homestead experience) promises authentic hearth loaves for anyone, on any schedule. From weekend gardeners to "simple living," back-to-the-landers; Peace Corps volunteers to neighborhood community-builders; third-graders to earth-artists of all ages, this book feeds many hungers! updated, expanded, re-written, & revised. foreword by Alan Scott, the grandfather of wood-fired ovens and artisan bread. super-insulated design holds heat longer with less wood burned. 8 pages of color photos. Plus: mobile ovens, rocket mass heaters for the home, hay-box cookers, and more.
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Kiko Denzer is a sculptor, author, and teacher. His latest book is Dig Your Hands in the Dirt: A Manual for Making Art out of Earth.


... the essential book - worth many times its price in avoided labour and frustration. Dan Wing, author, The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves & Masonry Ovens. [It] will awaken in you...the artisan vision, where earth meets hand meets spirit o Peter Reinhart, author, Crust and Crumb Creative. Innovative. Brilliant. ...the definitive book on how to build an adobe oven... o William Rubel, author, The Magic of Fire

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