WTG, Norma! That was enjoyable. You can't help but like Fred. 17 KIDS! Holy mackerel. I can't wait to see where you and your runinn' buddy, Steve end up next. Did his oven smoke a lot? I had to move my Bakers Pride out to the back porch due to this problem.
Thanks for saying the pizza class was enjoyable.
Fred is really a great pizza making teacher. I only had my little camera along yesterday, so really couldnít give justice to all that Fred had to say in the videos. Fred has been to pizza making school taught by Tony Gemignani and also classes taught by Peter Reinhart. He has pictures on his walls with his pictures with Tony and Peter. It was interesting to hear what Fred had to say about classes he took with Tony Gemignani. Fred does talk to Peter Reinhart and said maybe someday when Peter Reinhart isnít so busy with his new book, he might come to Fredís. That would be really interesting to me to meet Peter Reinhart. I told Fred yesterday I am a tester for Peter Reinhartís new book. Fred is very funny and had all the people that wanted to learn about making pizza laughing many times. Fred has many funny stories to tell. I really like the stories about his grandmother having all those children. Whew!
I find it interesting how little flour he uses to coat his bench and also the kind of peel he uses to slide the pie into the oven. He shakes the peel and any extra flour does drift down.
Fred does have the recipes for his pizza doughs at http://www.fredsmusicandbbq.com/category_s/463.htm
and used both flours used in yesterdays class for his dough.
Yes, Fredís oven did smoke a lot, even though he does get all the flour off the dough he could. One time when he was making pizza yesterday, the oven was smoking so much, the front door had to be opened and the side door was already opened as can be seen in some of the pictures. Fred was afraid the smoke alarms were going to go off.
Steve (my pizza making buddy) and I do both like to talk about all the different kinds of pizzas and all what goes into making pizza. Sometimes I get carried away..lol
Steve and I had talked about going to the NY Restaurant Food and Pizza Expo, but life got in the way of that. Maybe next year.
Fred did invite us up to his business to try his WFO sometime. That should be interesting.