What we're about

Why join this this group?

* Make extraordinary meals from ordinary ingredients.

* Make new friends who enjoy cooking and baking with unusual methods (e.g., fire and bricks)

* Watch and learn how to build masonry cooking equipment

Curious newbies especially welcome! Past events have included Italian pizza making in a wood-fired brick oven, baked Alaska ice cream cake, dessert breads, European hearth loaves, chocolate croissants, and even cocktail making. Kevin, Francesca, and Craig tend to come up with the recipe themes, but we welcome all input. :-)

p.s., we used to call this group "Wood-Fired Brick Ovens are Hot." We changed the name after we broadened the topic beyond just brick ovens.

Upcoming events (1)

Make lobster bisque and focaccia from scratch

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We’re making a yummy lobster bisque soup and focaccia bread. Newbies welcome! Bring pot luck style food and beverage as a light dinner. If we fill up, please sign up for the waitlist! In this hands-on tutorial, you'll learn: * how to make bisque from sautéed lobster shells, a blender, and a chinois * How to bake in a wood-fried brick oven You'll bring: * A pot luck food or beverage to share * Suggested cash donation of a few dollars to help offset the organizer costs (I'll have a "dough" jar) Participants will get to shape the final dough and bake their own focaccia for keeps. Warning: fresh bread is so tasty, it tends to disappear quickly. To speed things up, I will have already prepared the dough and divided it into basic shapes. The location is in NE Ann Arbor. I'll send the exact address the day before the event. In your RSVP, please mention what food or beverage you plan to bring for the potluck. Rain or shine! Repeat no-shows will be banned from future events and forced to eat insipidly bleached wonderbread.

Past events (14)

Baking sweet apple galettes with fire

Glacier Highlands Park

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