From Library Journal
Denzer, an artist and builder, creates beautiful wood-fired ovens using the most widely available building material: dirt. Some earth ovens are plain while others are formed into the shape of animals or human faces. Denzer offers an explanation of basic concepts such as material selection, oven location, and design and then guides readers through the construction of their own oven. Earth ovens could be produced most anywhere using Denzer's instructions; he even shows how to build a weatherproof roof. A sourdough bread recipe is included. Appealing to a diverse audience of bakers, outdoor cooks, traditional crafts persons, and perhaps even homeschoolers looking for a project, this title should be part of most public library collections.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
...enjoyable, down-to-earth and sensible....his instructions are clear as rainwater, his advice...intelligent and sound.... -- Petit Propos Culinaires, #70, August 2002
...inspired creativity combined with traditional wisdom....Get a copy and build yourself an earth bread oven. It's that simple. -- www.walnutbooks.com, April 2003
Brief, brisk, artful, and well-written....explains the principles of breadmaking with a few deft strokes.... Graceful, well-detailed, and empowering throughout. -- Permaculture Activist, August, 2004
Creative. Innovative. Brilliant. This is the definitive book on how to build an adobe oven. ...clear and precise instructions... -- www.williamrubel.com