Outdoor Wood-Fired Cooking Complex with Cob Oven & Rocket-Lorena Stove in New Mexico$1800
April 24 - May 15 Contact
This 3-week workshop offers students the opportunity to design and build a clay-based wood-fired cooking complex. Using locally sourced materials, students will collaborate to create a traditional ‘beehive’ oven adjacent to a rocket – Lorena stove multi-surface cook top. A prep counter and earthen benches are included as well, time and energy permitting.
This workshop is an opportunity to learn about the operational principles of wood-fired cooking, both through the traditional oven, and the rocket stove. Terribly practical and pan-applicable, the skills acquired through this course provide you with relevant knowledge to cook efficiently and comfortably without the need for propane or electricity.
There will be ample time for sculpting, artistic details and creativity, as well as optional extracurricular activities in the evenings.
Beginning with the foundation for the cooking complex and analysis and testing of soil, this workshop gives students a secure understanding of cob building. This is where the practical aspects of earthen construction begin. Students will familiarize themselves with the principles of insulation, heat retention, and draft, knowledge that can be applied to most if not all earthen construction in general.
Please visit website for all the information and to register. This will be a small personalized workshop and there are currently 6 spots open. Registration deadline is March 25th, 2022