The Fresh Loaf

A Community of Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts.

I bring the sad news of the passing of Alan Scott

cleancarpetman's picture

I bring the sad news of the passing of Alan Scott

We have all lost a great deal whether we are aware or not. Alan Scott, one of the world's foremost experts on baking and the father of modern brick ovens has died.  Alan will be missed by all who knew him and many more who have built his ovens and still vast others who have just read his books. Alan was not just a pioneer but a loving and selfless giver of knowledge.  Alan's passion for brick ovens and baking has been passed countless times and and will continue to ripple through the artisan baking community.  I am one who sadly never met the man in person but I owe my rebirth an artisan baker and even my presence on this site to him.  In April I will break ground and dedicate my oven in his memory.  May he rest in peace and his family comforted by all he has meant to so many.


precipice's picture

That sucks.  For those of you who don't know who he is, he was featured in the book The Bread Builders and built many of the wood-fired brick oven at bakeries and restaurant around the Bay Area and elsewhere.

I'm very sorry to hear it.

BreadHound's picture

I am a new member and he sent me such a caring welcome email and to hear this makes me very sad.  It sounds like he will be greatly missed here.  I pray comfort for his family and for his wonderful freshloaf fans and freinds.

Bread Hound

ClimbHi's picture

That is sad news! I recently corresponded with Alan and he was very generous with his time & knowledge, helping me put together my own Scott brick oven. Couldn't have done it without him.

I think I'll raise a few loaves this weekend in his honor.

Pittsburgh, PA