Brick oven, Paros

In early summer of 2019, we were contacted by a customer in Greece who wanted an oven for his house on the island of Paros about 120 miles from mainland Athens.

After many emails, Dimitris decided on our F950 wood-fired oven with brick interior and extra supplied insulation.

We had no idea what scheme he had come up with so it was with some surprise that in March 2020 he shared photos of his first wood fired cooking session. What a fantastic build he has put together, smooth cement render throughout, plenty of storage and of course our beautiful ‘Gourmet’ 950 brick oven.

I’m sure the weather is very changeable on the island but surely not as frustrating to cook as in the UK where you really have to plan on any weather at any time. The sunny photos Dimitris sent are a reminder that outdoor cooking is a challenge here and so simple in the Med. The Greeks must have a real flair for making the pizza dough as the only other person we know who makes perfect pizza dough is Xenia at Valley Farm campsite, a wonderful site to the west of Oxford where we set up a pizza oven in June 2020.

The brick oven Paros- an unexpected build

This is a great example of the unexpected, with so many builds we see using the same ideas, it is refreshing to see someone trying a different approach. The food he is producing is outstanding considering its the first time he’s used a wood-fired oven- the crust looks perfect, the toppings simple but delicious and I’m sure the Aegean sunshine helps!

We look forward to getting more photos from Dimitris as he’s definitely caught the wood-fired bug and is clearly a great cook. Have a look at the build in the gallery, I’m sure you’ll be impressed…..here’s a few encouraging words from Dimitris……

Hello,

I attach you few photos from last Sunday bake (and few from last summer). Still, not the best photos, but I think there are descent. I baked 20 pizzas at around 450 C. The oven behaves really well. It is very well insulated, it retains a lot of heat and reaches high temperatures easily. Although I have no prior experience with wood ovens, I have to say I am very happy with its overall behavior. 

At the earliest opportunity, I will forward to you more photos from upcoming events!

Best regards,

Dimitris

The brick oven Paros- the food

What can you say, the quality of the food Dimitris has sent is just outstanding. Many people go for years unable to get that perfect crust and with the simple ingredients he has captured the essence of wood-fired cookery.

Brick oven Paros- A Note for International customers 

As distributors based in England, we supply the UK including Eire with the complete range of Four Grand-Mere wood-fired and gas ovens but for international customers we usually refer them back to the head office in France for sales for the simple reason of not treading on the toes of existing distributors in other countries, with the possibility of undercutting prices.

When an overseas customer approaches us first, we check with head office the status of the country involved and whether we can proceed with the sale. In the case of Greece, they allowed us to deal with the sale and arrange the delivery directly from the factory to the customer.

We can take most currencies and deal with most sales so please check with us first before contacting Four Grand-Mere. We can arrange installation in most countries if the customer has the wherewithal to cover our travel and staying over costs.

 

Brick oven, Paros In early summer of 2019, we were contacted by a customer in Greece who wanted an oven for his house on the island of Paros about 120 miles from mainland Athens. After many emails, Dimitris decided on our F950 wood-fired oven with brick interior and extra supplied insulation. We had no idea […]