Yeah people…the superoven is on!!! After a long winter resting under his shelter finally he got his first taste of fire and smoke! Built last year september this oven is no normal oven…a mix between our brick dome technic and Jan’s clay-isolation expertise we built this beauty! Last wednesday we fire it up for some pizza cooking with all teachers from the Basis school Startpunt in Den Haag! And guess what…it was great! Really steady fire, good under cooking and no cracks at all! YEAH! Next time we will go for the bread cooking:)
For the third year in a row we participate for the education program from the Aloysius College in Den Haag! After having a great PeoplePlanetPicnikParty and building an Egyptian oven, this year the challenge was cooking at the Bio market in the city centre! Searching and researching the ingredients and finally making their own lunch was a great adventure for the kids…Asking where cheese came from and discovering if the olive oil really come from Italy was one of many other stories they found out! Yeah for the Kids…and Yeah for the Biological Market! Every wednesday in front of the Dutch congress!
The biggest paradox of pizza ovens are the relation between clay and water…They help as much as they destroy each other ….while building a pizza oven water helps bringing the clay at his best performance…once the oven is finished, water destroys slowly his best friend clay. Lot’s of solutions were already thought for this problem. The best current solution is building a roof on top of the oven!
But as you guys know me, i don’t get enough with this one.
In Brasil i’ve heard that people were mixing milk on the top layer from the oven for more resistance…after some research and phone calls i discovered that Calcic should be a good ingredient to the clay mix…so with almost no thinking i just made this mix (40 kg sand – 10 kg clay – 10 kg calcic – 2 kg sugar) and applied on top of the Kortenbos oven…and it looks good!!! Fingers cross for the results!
Probably this is still not the ultimate solution for the paradox… but surely we are on step closer to upgrade our ovens! Thanks Diederick for believing on it! YEAH!
Our pizzaBAKfiets end up at the conference about City and Space in Ede! Invited by conteXt-adviseurs, an office specialized on developing the urban space through cartography, we promoted the idea of bringing the city council experts in direct contact with the inhabitants! And what better instrument than our pizza project! …It keeps bringing people together! Even the one in a suit with the other with his boots!YEAH!!!
We run out of flyers!(of maybe i place then otherwhere )…but this gave us a chance to make a new one! With the input from Maarten de Haas and Esther Kool we manage this new design inspired of course in our own website!Yeah!!!! Cheers people!
In order to improve my dutch i’ve got a really small book full with images from the bookcase…Suddenly i saw this page, and immediately got the exact words which describe the dynamic of our pizza parties:
…”Gather all your friends around you and make sure your hospitality surprises them in such a way that makes them forget who is the guest and who is the host.Thomas Bailey Aldrich“…
Wow…that’s what the pizza parties do! Through friendship, kindness and desorganization we assemble all people together for the activity of cooking…There is no punishment for the barbecue cook, no excluded people at the end of the table and for sure no stressed host… It’s the place were the guest engages being host and the host can finally enjoy being guest! Yeah!!!