TANDOORS BY RON LEVY
Ceramic artist Ron Levy had never heard of a tandoor until 1986 when an Indian restauranteur, enamored of the enormous hand-thrown pots he’d seen at a gallery featuring Levy’s work, approached Levy about making a traditional tandoor for his restaurant, Indian Oven, on Columbus Avenue in NYC. And just like that, a business was born.
Steven featured one of Ron’s stainless steel-encased tandoors (called a “homdoor” for its adaptability to backyards) on Season 3 of Primal Grill, cooking both salmon and naan in its super-heated interior. Last spring, he paid a visit to Ron’s beautiful waterfront home and studio on Islamorada in the Florida Keys. (Read the story Steven wrote for the New York Times about Ron here: India