BOOK YOUR PLACE ON COB OVEN BUILDING COURSE, TACUMSHIN, SAT. 19th JULY – 3rd wk March 2014

Growing food is satisfying. Cooking and eating it amongst friends increases that satisfaction even further. This is partly why we want to run a course on how to build an outdoor cob pizza oven. The main construction materials are earth and water so a messy good time is pretty well guaranteed! The tutor for the day (Saturday 19th July 2014) is Saul Moshbacher, who has taught many dozens of cob oven builders throughout Ireland at this stage.

Weeks before the course, we have to build a waist high plinth of stone of 4ft diameter. Above this a strong wind and rain proof wooden canopy is required about 10tft deep and 10ft wide, under which one can prepare pizzas, store dry firewood for the oven and shelter from the rain – or the strong sun! Any help is welcome at this ‘pre cob oven course construction phase’ also.

However, the construction of the oven is the really skilled part of the project, as all the cob has to be mixed and used in the one day which requires about 8 adults atleast. Áine is undertaking to provide delicious refreshments and a good organic lunch. The cost to cover costs on the day is €50 per person. However, the cob will need 2 weeks to dry out after construction before it can be used, so lunch will be coming from the kitchen. However the cob oven construction will be providing a good appetite on the day. Email if you want a place on the cob oven building course (19th July) at  tsargent.green@gmail.com. As places are limited the ‘first come, first served rule’ applies.

Wexford forester and al fresco chef, Chris Hayes making a pizza in his cob oven constructed under the guidance of tutor Saul Moshbacher.

Wexford forester and al fresco chef, Chris Hayes making a delicious pizza in his cob oven constructed with a ‘meitheal’ under the guidance of tutor Saul Moshbacher.

 

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