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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2010, 12:38:09 PM »

Can we add attorney, probably patent attorney to the list of correct statements?

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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2010, 07:19:56 PM »
Here are my thoughts...

Pete-zza is a kind and generous soul with a big heart; no strike that; a huge heart that has (as do most of us on this forum) a passion for Pizza that knows no bounds.

He has, at the heart of it, a personality that embodies a sense of curiosity and wonderment regarding this simple yet complex thing we call pizza. After all, pizza in its purest state, it's just dough, tomatoes and cheese ... an yet, with its infinite variations it becomes a Universe unto itself.

Pete-zza happens to be one of the more prolific explorers of this Pizza Universe and as an explorer, his life long mission is to explore strange new realms of this Pizza Universe; to seek out new techniques and new Pizzas; to boldly go where no man/women, or very few of them, has gone before.

I've read many of his posts. Always friendly, always concerned for the positive outcome ... and the sheer amount of information that he's presented would fill several books. His posts are not tiny wisps of "More bench flour." but long dissertations with the "why" things are done. He reads and comprehends the questions and asks intelligent questions to make sure that he's got a handle on what a problem might be.

This is a rarity. Most people skim the question and give an answer that is only partially relevant.

That is the mark of an outstanding, excellent teacher and mentor.

IF we're going to clone anything, I wish our world could have a few more Pete-zza's in it.

This world would be a much friendlier and beautiful place to live.

I think I speak for all of the pizza enthusiasts that frequent this forum when I say thanks Pete, for all the incredible effort, time, expertise and love that you have shown all of us.

And thanks to everyone else that contributes their time and energy to make this one crazy, zany over the top resource called Pizza Making for what we love to eat the most: PIZZA!



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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2010, 08:34:31 PM »
wizziebaldwin,

I don't really know what to say. Your kind remarks have rendered me almost speechless. I consider it a privilege to be a part of this community of good people who care about each other and are willing to help each other and to share what they know.

I was going to joke about where I should send the check but you took away my punchline ;D.

Thanks again.

Peter

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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2010, 11:16:20 AM »
Copious amounts of time and knowledge.

References an inner circle of his "family".

Subject matter here is Italian in nature.

Let's just say I think we should all treak Pete-zza with the proper "respect", that's all I'm saying....
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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2010, 02:51:21 AM »
I've always thought that pete was an engineer.

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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2010, 03:03:10 AM »
i say an accountant or CPA or something of the matter
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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2010, 09:19:54 AM »
I've always thought that pete was an engineer.

That's my guess,maybe a scientist, but probably and engineer, and works in research rather than applied engineering, good chance he is at a university given that he loves to teach and has a lot of patience encouraging beginners who show an interest in his field.  This forum is another classroom.         

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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2010, 11:50:49 PM »
^^That's pretty much what I assumed, too.  Although, I am perhaps a bit biased.   :chef: :pizza:

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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2010, 11:57:30 PM »
maybe he's just a fed-ex delivery driver?
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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2010, 12:01:27 AM »
^^not by a long shot.  you can tell he has been (well) trained in science and/or engineering. 

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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2010, 12:46:43 AM »
^^not by a long shot.  you can tell he has been (well) trained in science and/or engineering. 

you missed the sarcasm  :pizza:
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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2010, 08:11:17 AM »
I have not been on the forum much these days (eldercare-the final frontier) but I'd like to add my own appreciation of Peter as well as Peter Taylor. Their patient assistance helped get my pizza making up to speed in very short order.

I remember being truly impressed with Peters gentle handling of a woman who, as I recall wanted to put condensed milk in her dough.

Peter, if you're ever in the Albany, NY area I'd love to make or buy you some pie.

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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2010, 10:45:19 AM »
Peter, if you're ever in the Albany, NY area I'd love to make or buy you some pie.

Michael,

Thank you for the kind offer. And for catching and posting links to all of the pizza-related articles from the New York Times over the years :-D.

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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2010, 01:08:23 PM »
Peter, may I ask if you have ever worked in any type of food related business?

Paul

Paul,

No. I have never worked in any type of food related business.



Peter,

Have you, by any chance, ever cooked a pizza for Dean Martin or Sammy Davis Jr.?



« Last Edit: October 20, 2010, 01:12:09 PM by NY pizzastriver »
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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2010, 01:42:05 PM »
Ok now that I made my game show joke, that Pete's reply perfectly inspiirred, let me fill ya all in.

Pete is a saint amongst men, a prince amongst thieves, a martyr to all humankind that only wishes to spread love and joy to all the dough making children through the valleys and the hills. To cheer the downtrodden who drown in mediocrity as they sullenly call for delivery with their "free bread sticks and dip" coupons in hand. To reach the blind who go to NYC and walk into Cici's Pizza for a "NY slice", and make them see there is something more to fill their hollow souls and bellies. You can rise above the ashes like a phoenix from the flames, you can overcome your plight right in your own kitchens, you can be free!!!

Thanks for allowing me this brief serious moment.

OH, speaking of a phoenix and flames, hats off to Bill SFNM as well for his aiding of the aforementioned cause. If you hang out in the 'starters' section you'll see he is pretty dam wizard-like himself. Helluva dynamic duo they are.

Hmmm, ...

Peter, Have you and Bill ever driven around in a car that has wings?

« Last Edit: October 20, 2010, 01:47:04 PM by NY pizzastriver »
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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2010, 02:05:52 PM »
i think wizziebaldwin captured the incredible gratitude I would also like to thank Pete-zza for the incredible level of detail that he puts into this forum.

I physically do not know how you do it (and I've read your explanations about how you do it but I still can't imagine where you get the time!)



Here are my thoughts...

Pete-zza is a kind and generous soul with a big heart; no strike that; a huge heart that has (as do most of us on this forum) a passion for Pizza that knows no bounds.

He has, at the heart of it, a personality that embodies a sense of curiosity and wonderment regarding this simple yet complex thing we call pizza. After all, pizza in its purest state, it's just dough, tomatoes and cheese ... an yet, with its infinite variations it becomes a Universe unto itself.

Pete-zza happens to be one of the more prolific explorers of this Pizza Universe and as an explorer, his life long mission is to explore strange new realms of this Pizza Universe; to seek out new techniques and new Pizzas; to boldly go where no man/women, or very few of them, has gone before.

I've read many of his posts. Always friendly, always concerned for the positive outcome ... and the sheer amount of information that he's presented would fill several books. His posts are not tiny wisps of "More bench flour." but long dissertations with the "why" things are done. He reads and comprehends the questions and asks intelligent questions to make sure that he's got a handle on what a problem might be.

This is a rarity. Most people skim the question and give an answer that is only partially relevant.

That is the mark of an outstanding, excellent teacher and mentor.

IF we're going to clone anything, I wish our world could have a few more Pete-zza's in it.

This world would be a much friendlier and beautiful place to live.

I think I speak for all of the pizza enthusiasts that frequent this forum when I say thanks Pete, for all the incredible effort, time, expertise and love that you have shown all of us.

And thanks to everyone else that contributes their time and energy to make this one crazy, zany over the top resource called Pizza Making for what we love to eat the most: PIZZA!



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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2010, 12:51:35 PM »
Hi Peter.  :D
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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2010, 12:55:28 PM »
Kelly,

LOL. You're dangerous  :-D.

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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2010, 09:13:04 AM »
Pete-zza is an amazing guy, possessing a wealth of information and always is happy to share it with everyone!  :pizza:
Thanks Pete!


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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2010, 09:54:49 AM »
Pete-zza is an amazing guy, possessing a wealth of information and always is happy to share it with everyone!  :pizza:
Thanks Pete!



new2dough,

I try not to use posts just to say thank you, but I would like you and everyone else to know that I do appreciate the kind expressions that are sent my way.

Peter

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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2010, 12:27:50 PM »
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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #46 on: December 08, 2010, 12:49:42 PM »
Just who is Pete-zza? The artist's conceptions in posts 41 and 45 suggest two divergent possibilities:

-a shadowy and rather sinister secret agent in the employ of some international conspiracy- quite possibly the same entity that ran The Village as depicted in the TV series, The Prisoner (which we can now reasonably suspect to be an international food-producer's cartel of some sort).

-a much more benevolent-looking cross between an engineer and an evangelist, preaching the true Gospel of pizza.

So a theoretical question of urgent relevance here is: which of the two conceptions- evil Pete-zza v. saintly Pete-zza- corresponds to the facts?

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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2010, 12:58:24 AM »
I think it is a pizza bot, Turing's finest.

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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2010, 04:42:03 PM »
I think it's pretty clear that Peter is either a chemist or a physicist. He is obviously very analytical and approaches pizza-making from a scientific point of view, paying very close attention to the smallest details in math, measurements, and documentation. If you read his posts about pizzas he's made, they bear quite a resemblance to scientific journals, which I think is awesome because his information is verifiable and can easily be reproduced. He's organized, too, like a scientist. Man, I could go on and on.

If he's not a scientist, he always wanted to be. (My guess, though, is that he is a scientist who always wanted to be a pizza guy.)
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Re: Just who is Pete-zza
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2011, 05:29:56 AM »
Pete has helped me more times than I can count. His logical and scientific way of thinking results in the best pizza recipes I have ever tried.

Here's a personal 'thank you' from me to you, Pete!
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