Building an Outdoor Bake Oven

Building an Outdoor Bake Oven
7/5/2017 - 7/7/2017    
10:00 am
Wilson Museum - John Perkins House
120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine, 04421

Something is being cooked up outside the John Perkins House on the Wilson Museum Campus in Castine this summer. Building and Grounds Manager Sherm Hutchins will be building an outdoor bake oven, weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, July 5, through Friday, July 7, or until completed. If the weather doesn’t look good, this project will be postponed (check the Museum’s webpage for updates). Bake oven construction is a several stage process and will include creating a base, mounding wet sand to form a dome shape, laying brick, and building arches to create the oven doorway. So, stop by often (generally between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) and lend a hand or watch the progress over the three days. On Thursday afternoon Director Patty Hutchins will demonstrate various other outdoor cooking methods including campfire cooking and bean-hole-bean cookery. Return on Friday afternoon when the beans are pulled from the hole and sample their wonderful aroma and flavor. Other outdoor cooking events have been scheduled for August 10 (2 – 5 p.m.) and September 20 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) using the newly completed and cured bake oven.

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