Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Ubiquitous Brick Oven

One of many ovens at Fort Clinch, FL
Kitchen in Telfair Academy house in Savannah, GA
Prior to the twentieth century, brick ovens were everywhere.   In Italy, they are as common as barbecue grills are in the U.S.  In the rest of Europe, you can find one in every town, whether it is in use or not.

Community oven in Urval, France (circa 1500)

community oven in Audrix, France

Seldom used oven in small French town
2000 year-old bakery oven in Pompeii, Italy (Vesuvius in background)

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