We poured the concrete counter top for the oven last night. It came out beautifully. I did a little stop motion to capture all the excitement.

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I’m living this oven. Such a pleasure to cook in on these warm spring nights.

I tented this chicken and all the vegetables and cooked it at roughly 400 for about 2 hours with air flow. Then browned it with the foil off and let the chicken rest while browning the vegetables in the chicken juices.

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cooking:

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Food and cooking can be wondrous!  Today I taught a pizza class in Andrew Evan‘s Wonder d.school class.  We had a great time discussing all of the parts of the process, many of which seem quite magical: rising dough, Neapolitan pizza oven thermodynamics and ingredient combinations.

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Added a chimney and started curing it!

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We had to choose the best bricks, level the floor, mix a special mix of fire mortar and make a sweet herring bone design.  It came out great.

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