Hi Nick and Sam here and we are Pizza Oven Supplies. A few years ago, and like many of you, I wanted to build an outdoor wood burning oven for myself.
The idea of having an oven that works perfectly just by throwing wood in was something I had discovered over 20 years ago while working in Rhodes, Greece.
The Old Medieval Town, which had been influenced by the Italians amongst others, had a few wood fired bread ovens dotted around. These were used to make bread and pastries in the morning, then loaded up with various meat and vegetables to slow cook through the afternoon, ready to serve in the evening.
The oven was then re-loaded up with wood until it reached the perfect pizza baking temperature of 750°F (400°C). Tourists and locals alike would be attracted to the unmistakeable smell of wild oregano, garlic and pizza dough being crisped by searing heat.