Category Archives: Cooking

REVIEW – COOKING WITH FIRE by PAULA MARCOUX

COOKING WITH FIRE From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscovered Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking By Paula Marcoux Paperback, 320 pages  (also available as an ebook). ISBN: 9781612121581 (1612121586) Published by Storey … Continue reading

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English Country Pottery – dripping pans, bacon and apple roasters

Dripping Trays and Bacon Roasters (or Apple Roasters) In Paula Marcoux’s video Roast a Pork Loin on a Spit (see previous blog) she uses a ceramic tray to catch the dripping from the roasting meat. She made the tray during one of … Continue reading

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Cooking with Fire – Paula Marcoux’s new book. If it’s hot cook with it.

It was a conversation with Paula Marcoux that set us off building our cloam oven last year.  Several batches of bread and pizza later it has had to be dismantled while we have building work done. It will be back. … Continue reading

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SMOKE YOUR OWN SALMON DINNER

We’ve been talking about smoking food for months – not content with the oven. I was thinking in terms of converting an oil-drum or an old bread bin. Ben has stolen a march by going out and buying a ready-made. … Continue reading

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MORE PIZZA – learning to use the clay oven

The weather has improved so we decided to make pizzas and try to get better control over the heat. We heated up on sticks and some split pine. Once the soot burnt off the inside (40 minutes or so) we … Continue reading

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FIRST LOAVE – the clay oven installed and baking bread.

Yesterday we got the oven installed and working for the first time. We built the structure using the collection of kiln bricks and architectural reclaim that we have in the garden. It is all loose laid so that we can … Continue reading

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The Cloam Oven Ready for Installation

Here it is successfully fired (by Liz Williams at Bristol School of Art) and ready to install. The crank body is about 3cm thick and has fired very well. The next stage is to get it fully insulated and ready … Continue reading

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