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Sunday, August 03, 2008

A public bread oven























When I was in Essaouira on the coast of Morocco a few years ago, I saw women bringing their tagines to cook in the neighbourhood wood-fired oven. Yesterday, I saw a lovely 14th century English communal oven at Corbridge, last used in the 19th century. Perhaps, now that we are suddenly mindful of the need for fuel economy, it's an idea we could usefully revive? How wonderful if this one were restored to use ....

8 comments:

Riana Lagarde said...

that would be so awesome! i wish it was still working like that too. we want to build an outdoor mud oven when we find a farm, i should post hours of baking if the neighbors want to bake things too

ps arent the tangines in morocco wonderful?

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

You should start a campaign - what a great idea!

Jude said...

Would love to throw a few of my loaves in an oven like that and see how they come out.

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TopVeg said...

What a wonderful idea - so sociable too!

David Hall said...

That is amazing Joanna! Why do we put these things out of action? I bte the bread tastes amazing out of it eh?!

Cheers
David

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Great idea!!!!

kabonfootprint said...

that was wonderful, i guess neighbors are sharing their baked goodies too...


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