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BOILY, Lise, and Jean-François Blanchette. 1979. The Bread Ovens of Quebec. Ottawa: National Museum of Man. 119 p.
The paper version is out of print

Acknowledgements, viii (3.8 MB)

Introduction, 1 (1.5 MB)

Chapter I
The Ovens, 9
(5.5 MB)
Outdoor Ovens, 12
Indoor Ovens, 28
The Various Uses of the Oven, 28
Tables, 32
Typological Considerations, 38
The Oven Builders, 40

Chapter II
The Construction of a Clay Bread Oven beside the Rivière à Mars, 45
(8.2 MB)
Base, 48
Hearth, 48
Doors, 48
Framework, 51
Dome, 54
Shelter, 58
Drying and Firing the Oven, 58

Chapter III
The Bread, 73
(2.3 MB)
Grains and Flours, 76
Leavening Agents, 80
Preparing the Dough, 84
Preparing the Oven, 86
Placing the Bread in the Oven, 87
Removing the Bread from the Oven, 91
Types of Bread, 92
Consumption, 92

Chapter IV
The Oral Tradition, 95
(11.3 MB)
Popular Sayings and Expressions, 97
Songs, 100
Stories and Legends, 101
Popular Beliefs, Spells, Incantations, and Omens, 102

Conclusion, 105 (0.76 MB)

Notes, 107
The Informants, 112
Bibliography, 115
(2.7 MB)