Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wood Ovens And Hornos

One of our favorite places to get a wood fired Italian style pizza 
and a craft beer is Il Vicino in Santa Fe, New Mexico...

...and I have long admired their wood fired oven,
which is also a great place to sit on a cold winter night 
after a bicycle ride to get there.

The tile has an edgy modern style to it that I like a lot...

...and it is nice to see people support that kind of craft work.

Let's eat.

Another more traditional style is the adobe horno,
this one being found at the Kit Carson Home in Taos...

...and this one with a cement stucco is in Arroyo Seco.

These are still commonly used in northern New Mexico,
and can be a great way to cook in the summer.

For a whole different take on the wood fired horno
 is this one designed by Hernan Pimentel in Patzcuaro, Michoacan.

I have shown this before in the post: Adobe In Patzcuaro.

For outdoor hornos I like a simple shed roof over them
 to protect from rain instead of having to mud them every year 
or using cement stucco.

For more on wood fired ovens and hornos see the post:

Or click on Kilns And Hornos 
under LABELS on the right side bar.