Horno history lesson

HornoHornos are outdoor ovens made from mud adobe. Shaped like a beehive and using wood as the heat source, hornos were originally introduced by the Moors to the Iberian Peninsula. They caught on quickly and spread to all lands occupied by the Spanish and can still be found on properties throughout New Mexico.
Derived from the Latin word ‘furnus,’ horno is Spanish for “oven” or “furnace.”