Rediscover the ancient art of cooking with fire

FROM 4 December 2018, two wood-fired ovens will be operational at the Community Hub on the Queens Domain.

The ovens will provide a resource to locals interested in making bread, pizza, a roast or any other culinary dishes.

City of Hobart program leader for parks and reserves Peter Kerstan has been overseeing the development of the community pizza ovens.

“Whatever you can cook in your oven at home can be cooked in these wood-fired ovens,” Mr Kerstan said.

“Cooking with a wood fire is quite different from cooking gas or electricity.

“The City of Hobart have ovens coordinators who are looking forward to working with visitors to help them get the most out of this new facility.

“We encourage anyone who wants to give it a go to come along to one of our free community bake days or to make a private booking.”

Mr Kerstan said he was interested to see what kind of dishes people would make using the ovens.

“One of the ovens will be allowed to cool gradually throughout the day, so that it will reach temperatures for cooking foods like bread and meats,” he said.

“The other oven will stay at a high temperature all day, making it especially suitable for pizza.”

The ovens can reach temperatures of up to 400°C, and therefore offer a unique culinary experience.

To use the wood-fired ovens, make a private booking for your next social or work event – there are commercial and non-profit rates available.

Free community bake days will be held every second Sunday.

For more information and bookings, visit hobartcity.com.au/woodfiredovens

Caption: New culinary experience for Hobart foodies. Photo credit: Alastair Bett.

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