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Le Panyol on The Rachael Ray Show!

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Believe it or not, it’s true! Almost one year ago a Le Panyol was featured on The Rachael Ray Show’s “America’s Coolest Kitchens” segment. The show visited the recently (and masterfully) remodeled kitchen of Maine Wood Heat friend and client Michael Yedowitz and showcased his personal Le Panyol wood fired oven.

You can make the jump here to view the piece–and despite ...

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Big. Island. Baker.

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Aloha,

Well this is just about our last day of our week break. Although we didn’t actually take the whole week for ourselves we did take a break from baking to set up for a class on bread-making which I taught yesterday with Kay as my lovely assistant.

The previous week ended on a high note with another record day at the farmer’s market followed by a pizza party that same evening. It wound up being our biggest weekend so far but ...

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Maine Wood Heat Masonry Heaters Save the Day.

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There’s a been a rash of severe weather in the Northeast as of late. Snow, ice, gale fore winds, power outages and general weather craziness seem to have become the norm. The good news is that as soon as the phone and power turns back on after a storm, nice notes from our clients start showing up!

Take this lovely letter from an ...

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Masonry Heaters: The Green Heating Alternative.

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Maybe you’ve heard a little about masonry heaters–possibly read something online or heard about them from a European friend. If you’d like to read a definitive article on why masonry heaters, also known as “Finnish Fireplaces” and “Russian Heaters,” are a great, green way to heat your home (think renewable resource and clean combustion), consult the Green Building experts over at Continue Reading →

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Winter Stone Turtle Baking School Schedule Now Available!

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Ever wondered where you can get world-class baking instruction and try out a gorgeous Le Panyol wood fired oven? It’s easy if you live in the Northeast, just pay Michael and Sandy Jubinsky a visit at the Stone Turtle Baking School in southern Maine. Michael and Sandy are amazing instructors–there’s no one better to show you around a wood burning oven. ...

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Maine Wood Heat and Dan Wing in the New York Times.

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This great piece in the New York Times from a few years ago offers a Kneading Conference 2009 preview. You can make the jump to the article here, or if you’re not yet familiar with the Kneading Conference, you can read more about it here or see Maine Wood Heat’s pictures from this past summer here and here.

Briefly, the ...

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The Big Island Baker: "He’s No Loafer."

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Aloha all,

It has been awhile since my last confession, these are my sins… Whoah! where did that come from? I thought I had purged all that stuff.

It has been a while since the last update for a good reason, though I can’t think of one right now. Many things have taken place but probably the most pertinent to this communication is that I will ...

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Take another little pita my heart now baby!

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What goes better together than Janice Joplin and baking?  How about fresh pitas and falafel?  Mmmmm.

In all seriousness, pitas are a great and often overlooked addition to any baker’s repertoire. That goes double for bakers with access to wood burning ovens, because pitas are a high temperature bread and thus a great means of making the most each and every fire in your ...

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New Le Panyol Wood Fired Oven Construction Manual Now Available!

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It’s been a long-time coming and a lot of hard work, but the all new Le Panyol pizza-bread-pastries-roast-steak-stew-and-everything-in-between oven construction manual is finally complete. If you’re considering a Le Panyol for your home or business, it’s a great way to learn about the oven installation process.

You can download it for free by visiting our “Creating Your Oven” page.

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Portable Pizza Ovens in the New York Times.

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It seems a wood fired oven on a trailer (aka pizza trailer) has been generating quite a stir in Brooklyn, New York. It’s proprietor, Dave Sclarow, is chef de cuisine at Lunetta in Boerum Hill and the oven is his culinary/construction side project.

Sclarow christened his homemade oven, dubbed “Pizza Moto,” at a friend’s wedding reception and has been working the local farmer’s market ...

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