SAFETY UPDATE: You should not do this with a galvanized can! If something goes wrong (too much airflow, too little insulation) the outer can could exceed 1,000DegF and the zinc (that's the "galvanized" part) could vaporize into a toxic gas! Avoid galvanized! Thank you vigilant commenters!
I love to eat Indian and Central Asian naan.
My genius friend Dave Bauer of the Farm and Sparrow
bakery near Asheville, NC sent me this video
a while ago and I started baking naan immediately. (There is no chance I'll ever be as cool or as skillful as the woman in the video, but there's no reason not to trail distantly behind her.)
I have been baking naan on a pizza stone in my electric oven (turned up as high as the oven will go) for a year or so with decent results. When I saw John List's flower pot tandoor
I knew I had to build one.
It took fifty bucks and a couple of hours, and it works! It will take a while to get control of shaping, heating and timing, but the (homely) results are already delicious!
Whether or not you build this oven, you should run out and buy Flatbreads and Flavors
by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid because it will immediately make you a happier person.