Saturday, October 31, 2020

Adobe ovens photos; Bread, flour, oven talks

Location, location, location. The ovens were on the ground... or on a building... or in a building... or on wheels (apologies to Dr. Seuss). Next week will be a talk baking in an adobe horno! Two talks are by bakers who use clay ovens, one portable on wheels. Below the pictures are talks on breads, flour and a very good talk on the history of making salt in Scotland and England.

There are many pictures of adobe ovens with slightly different styles, and much more info about adobe/clay ovens, (for later posts) but this post is just about... leave room for the virtual talks.
On the ground.
On a base, Fred Harvey postcard.
"On top of many of the houses is the adobe oven" [Thayer, 1887] Acoma Pueblo NM 1934
Inside Mission San Miguel Arcangel, California
On wheels, Augsburg 1483

Four bakers, thus far, taped their baking. Three made their clay ovens.

Kiri Butter. Historic Baking in clay oven. 1796 Butter Drop Biscuit and more. Facebook live. North American Voyageur Council-NAVC (Great Lakes fur trade) Nov HERE TAPE HERE

Sage Andrew Romero. Traditional Pueblo Bread Making in Ah-cutoo (horno, adobe oven). Romero, a member of the Tovowahamatu Nuumu/Tuah-Tahi (Big Pine Paiute/Taos Pueblo) tribes, will talk about the adobe oven, traditions and bake a bread. Dancing Earth. Nov 10. Very good 13 min. video on the bread and oven process for participants.

Justin Cherry. Colonial Foodways Cooking Demo. "baking in the clay oven, and feature recipes from colonial Virginia and the south as well as some from Richard Henry Lee’s own hand in 1784." waffle iron in oven. Stratford Hall, VA  HERE TAPE bottom of page HERE
Historic Cold Spring Village near Cape May NY has a brick outside oven that they have done a couple videos baking sourdough bread and corn rye wheat bread Jun 24 HERE and HERE


Nov 5 Thurs 12 Horse and other Animal Breads . Bread Seminar and baking by author William Rubel. Join Rubel's Facebook page Bread History and Practice for future topics and details HERE. Register HERE

Nov 5-6 Thur-Fri 12-5 Grains & Revolution. Food in Uncertain Times conference. Day 1 Food historian on panel. Chatham University. PA HERE TAPES HERE / HERE / HERE

Nov 10 Tue 9:30-10:30pm The History of Wheat in Latin America. History, art, food - Empanadas Argentinas. Artbites at Santa Clarita Library Innovation Lab. CA Humanities HERE

Nov 12 Thur 6pm Before The Baguette: The History of French Bread by the author Jim Chevallier. The Redwood Library & Athenæum. RI HERE . TAPE HERE

Dec 10 Thurs 7-8pm Classic Scandinavian holiday treats. Learn history and make 4 sweet buns: Swedish kanelbullar and Norwegian knots (buns), Sweden’s St. Lucia buns (saffron, for St. Lucia Day, Dec 13 ) and Danish kringle (layered fruit pastry). Terry Kelzer. Farm Table Foundation $10-20 HERE TAPE HERE

Jan 21 Thurs 12 Ships Biscuits . Jeff Pavlik. Bread Seminar and baking by author William Rubel. Join Rubel's Facebook page Bread History and Practice for future topics and details HERE. Register a week or two before event

Jan 23 Sat 10-12 Baking Salt Rising Bread workshop. Make using historic three-step process, and “share historical research that reveals how Appalachian women were ingenious in their use of natural leavening methods.” Genevieve Bardwell. Carnegie Hall WV $25 HERE

Feb 23 Tue 4:30-7:30AM Coastal Saltmaking in Lincolnshire c.1300 BC – AD1600. How, why so much, uses, changing techniques… 3 hours. Tom Lane. Heritage Lincolnshire. £8.14HERE

Oct 1 Thurs 12:30-2:00 Bread and gender in early medieval England: "Did ladies originally make their own bread?" // "Women, Bread, and the Supernatural." Food History Seminar. Institute of Historical Research. HERE FULL. TAPES HERE This particular tape HERE

Oct 7 Wed 7:30 pm Daily Bread Amy Halloran. Talk includes "Freihofer's, the first factory bakery in the speaker's hometown of Troy, New York." CHEW Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin. Past TAPES HERE

Oct 8 Thur 12pm The Assize for Bread. Bread Seminar and baking by author William Rubel. Join Rubel's Facebook page Bread History and Practice for future topics and details HERE

Oct 12 Mon 7 Barton Springs Mill. James Brown, miller. Barton Springs Mill is “bringing heritage grains back to Texas...Our mill is a Osttiroler from Austria, and it currently runs 10 hours a day, 7 days a week - 4 days for culinary and baking, and 3 for distilling and brewing.” Austin Organic Gardeners HERE. Speaker after 26 min. TAPE HERE

Oct 22 Thurs 12 Domestication of the Bread Grains. Bread Seminar and baking by author William Rubel. Join Rubel's Facebook page Bread History and Practice for future topics and details HERE. Register HERE

Oct 23 Fri 7pm Salt Rising Bread lecture. Class the next day. Genevieve Bardwell. Carnegie Hall. WV donation HERE

Another class is being planned - Jan 23 Sat Salt Rising Bread. Jenny Bardwell. Carnegie Hall. WV donation HERE

Celebrating Dia de Muertos. Pan de Muerto history. Sweet yeast bread. Fanny Gerson. El Museo del Barrio. NY Oct 26 TAPE HERE

Oct 29 Thur 2:30 Salt making on the Solway. Andrew Fielding and John Pickin. 17th cen - Solway Coast Area UK HERE/ TAPE HERE start at 13-14 min.

The History of Salt in the Kanawha Valley. Nancy Bruns. West Virginia Humanities Council May 31 TAPE HERE

Salt in Colonial Virginia. Written, pics HERE

Oct 29 Thurs 4pm The Prehistory of Bread. Amaia Arranz Otaegui, Lara Gonzalez Carretero. Origins of wheat domestication, archaeobotanical remains including food remains in north east Jordan 14,400 years old; Neolithic bread, ovens: pit oven (firin tabun) and tannur 7000 BC. Fermentology. HERE 30 min. TAPE HERE

Aug 19 Wed 7pm  Colonial Milling & Brewing by traditional miller, Steve Bashore and 18th-century baker, Justin Cherry at Stratford Hall, VA HERE TAPE bottom of page HERE

National Wind Mills Weekend May 2020 UK TAPE HERE

How to Restore a Colonial-Era Beehive Oven. mason Mark McCullough. Ask This Old House TAPE HERE

Calendar of food history virtual talks HERE

Acoma Pueblo. 1934 On roof. Library of Congress
Postcard. No postmark
Richental, Ulrich. Concilium zu Constanz. Augsburg: 1483. Library of Congress
Taos 1939. First two photographs. Library of Congress
Thayer, William M. Marvels of the New West. Norwich, Conn.: 1887

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