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This pizza recipe begins with cement

How to make a pizza oven

Clockwise from bottom left: Nathan Winkler-Rhoades and his friends Betsy Ogburn, Lee Dicker (dumping sand), Laura Clancy, Patrick Toomey, and Laura Ogburn packed the sand foundation of his clay pizza oven. Clockwise from bottom left: Nathan Winkler-Rhoades and his friends Betsy Ogburn, Lee Dicker (dumping sand), Laura Clancy, Patrick Toomey, and Laura Ogburn packed the sand foundation of his clay pizza oven. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / August 12, 2009

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NEWTON - For most people, pizza is crust, sauce, and toppings. For Nathan Winkler-Rhoades, the perfect pie is a primordial experience that begins with shopping trips to the local sand and gravel yard and culminates in a backyard oven-building party with more than a dozen friends (including me) mixing cement and slapping together clay bricks. (Full article: 1159 words)

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