Hello fellow Pizza Makers. I'm known as Goodpie (or just Craig) and I've been a huge fan of the food form for most of my many years. Now retired to the wild forests of Western Oregon, when I want pizza (is daily OK?) the only option is making it myself - and with typical, home kitchen gear. I've been at it for several years, I truly enjoy the process and still have a LOT to learn.
I've been aware of this blog for ages, but never thoroughly investigated it until seeing the constant references here made by our friend, Norma. (Thanks, Norma!!)
Since we all have strong opinions about pizza, here are a few of mine:
1. Good pizza is 90% about the crust.
2. Toppers and types can be anything that the cook/eater wishes, but...
I think fruit and salad belong elsewhere. (My mind has changed before...)
I used to be fussy about type/style, but I've changed my ways. Gifted experts (like Norma) have lead me through the forest and expanded my horizons - a lot. (Thanks again, Norma!)
3. As a Left-Coastie, I know that there is more to the world (and the Pizza World) than "New York" this or that.
4. It will take a while to read through the older, important posts on this blog. I'm happy to invest the time and I hope that doing so will spare the 'oldies' the need to answer some questions for the fiftieth time. I'll try to read and search first.
5. I note the blogs offering of multiple formatting options as well as Spell Check, both much appreciated features. Thank you, blog owner.
6. Several months ago and in a different blog, I proposed to Norma. Since I;m not moving to PA, and Norma is not moving to OR, I guess this link and the soon to be established back channel email link will have to do. At least she did not say no!
7. If not mentioned before, Pizza is a much favored food and I enjoy the process. I honestly and truly believe that world-class pizza CAN be made with standard home kitchen gear and ovens.
8. Thanks for welcoming me to the PM community. A quick cruise through recent topics suggests that I've found the right place, perhaps a new home.
9. As always, remarks, opinions, formulas and everthing else are subject to revision.