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Offline Pizzaholic

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Food tv Pizza and Pasta weekend
« on: March 14, 2005, 09:21:05 AM »
Pizza and Pasta weekend on the food TV channel this upcoming weekend.
Who knows, it may be worth checking out.
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Re: Food tv Pizza and Pasta weekend
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2005, 05:25:12 PM »
I already have my recording device set.

Use to have most of them, but my last tape got ate.

That reminds me, anyone got Travel Channels Pizza Wars?

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Re: Food tv Pizza and Pasta weekend
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2005, 11:27:01 PM »
I find that the pizza recipes they give are not up to speed. They usually give the same basic technique. Today Mario Batali gave a recipe that was a complete waste of time. It's strange because his restaurant is easily one of the 2 or 3 best I've ever been to in my life, and I've been around.


http://www.babbonyc.com/mariob2.html

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Re: Food tv Pizza and Pasta weekend
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2005, 12:29:50 AM »
Jeff,

I missed the Batali segment but went back to look at the pizza recipes. You are right. There's nothing extraordinary about the dough recipe. I guess it's the old KISS principle. No one wants to work at making a great pizza. All they want is simple dough recipes using all-purpose flour. Writers/chefs/bakers know this and that is what they give their readers when they themselves know how to do much better.

Have you tried Batali's pizza place Otto (http://www.ottopizzeria.com/pizzeria.html)? Its pizzas seem to be more Roman style than Neapolitan, using a griddle of some sort instead of a wood-fired oven, and sheeting equipment to make the skins.

Peter