Fire placement: Wood oven bakers

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by woodoveneats, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. woodoveneats

    woodoveneats

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    For pizza and similar baked items like calzone, where do you prefer the fire:  One of the sides or in the back? 

    What is your logic for this choice?

    So far, I have preferred the fire in back.  When we are busy, we can place up to 4 pies near the fire, and I can easily turn and shift the pizza from the left to right while baking:  They enter on the left and exit on the right.

    Also, I felt customers can see the flames and cooking pies better from their side of the counter.  (the entertainment of watching us cook next to real fire is part of the "sizzle" of our product. "sell the sizzle"

     
  2. colleens

    colleens

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    Your question was re-posted on Cheftalk's facebook page - it got a few responses. : )