I don't love Pizza, (The actual product as a food.) but I absolutely love the process. Smelling the starter as it matures, watching the sponge come alive, and seeing the breath of fermentation give life to the four. The kneading, the rising, feeling the silky texture of the dough. The rolling, the stretching. I love the prep, marketing, slicing, chopping. I love arranging all the condiments, keeping all the ingredients in balance and proportion. I love the process of the heating the oven, making the fire, feeding it, feeling the heat emanating from the front. The smell of the smoke. placing the pizza in the oven, the constant tending, to keep any one side from burning...... All that I truly do love. So I built myself a woodburning oven out of firebrick, a kiln shelf, a steel wok, and a large terracotta flower pot.... As soon as I can figure out how, I'll post the picks here. Meanwhile, here are some photos I found that are appropriate to the board.
Actual pizza #1........ one minute in... Note how fast the back is already cooking.