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Gluten-free Pizza options for wood-fired oven

Gluten-free Pizza options for wood-fired oven

It’s no secret that we built a community-scale wood-fired bread-and-pizza oven here in Los Angeles.  And that we hold monthly Community Bake events in conjunction with Los Angeles Bread Bakers so that anyone can try their hand at baking in it. But … what if you’re gluten-free?  Does that count you out? After years of serious gluten-free living, I eased up a bit (and the monthly presence of totally-awesome artisan baked goods in my life has certainly had a lot to do…

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Events at the Westchester Community Oven

Events at the Westchester Community Oven

Come see the new Westchester Community Oven in action, and share good food with friends and neighbors. Stop by for a short visit, or try your hand at baking in a traditional earth oven. On Saturday Dec 5 and Saturday Jan 16, weather permitting, the Oven will be fired up and ready for action.

Adobe Brick-making Success!

Adobe Brick-making Success!

This past Saturday, we had LOTS of fun making adobe bricks at the Community Garden. Kids, both small and tall, got to experience squishy-squashy mud.  It is so tactile and cool and smooth, and once you start, you just can’t get enough of it!

Wish Bricks

Wish Bricks

Make a wish. Write it down. Put it into an adobe brick. The community will gather around your wish, for years to come. Here’s how …

Cob Oven workshop – June 6,7,13,14

Cob Oven workshop – June 6,7,13,14

Earthen ovens are cheap to build, fun to use, and provide a baking environment that is impossible to recreate in the kitchen. Ben Loescher will conduct a 4-day hands-on workshop this June, to teach you how to make your own earthen oven. Ben has built dozens of these ovens, and has great expertise in both adobe construction and earthen plasters and finishes. You will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to build an oven of your own, with materials that…

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