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American Pie
« on: December 30, 2003, 02:37:12 PM »
American Pie; insearch for the perfect pizza by Peter Reinhart
Anybody try this book?
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Re:American Pie
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2003, 05:34:31 PM »
Randy you scare me sometimes.

I purchased it on Amazon earlier today.

I'll let you know when I get it.

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Re:American Pie
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2003, 10:39:05 PM »
LOL on that one.  We do seem to be heading in the same direction.
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Re:American Pie
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2003, 11:10:35 PM »
I just hope it is good.  I've been disappointed before on some books.

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Re:American Pie
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2004, 09:04:39 AM »
Put the check in the mail for mine today to old Pete Reinhart himself.

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Re:American Pie
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2004, 01:21:48 PM »
Cool.  From the reviews sounds like it will be good!

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Re:American Pie
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2004, 08:47:23 PM »
Mine got here today.  All I have had time to do is read the deep-dish dough recipe and how to make one and I have lost all my good feelings about the book.   :(

I'm still going to give it a chance and read it before posting any review.

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Re:American Pie
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2004, 07:09:55 AM »
So many good reviews.  What is it about the recipe that disturbs you DKM?

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Re:American Pie
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2004, 10:03:19 AM »
So many good reviews.  What is it about the recipe that disturbs you DKM?

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I don't have the book in front of me at the momment but comments like this dough doesn't benefit from an overnight rise. In fact I think it was only a 30 minute rise on the counter. The preperation part calls using a rolling pin to roll out the dough before putting it in the pan.   Couple of other things I don't recall at the moment.  Still need to read the whole book as he admits he never really got the whole Chicago style pizza thing when he was there trying them for his book.

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Re:American Pie
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2004, 10:08:27 AM »
Oh no it sounds like the editor won out again.

Nuts!

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Re:American Pie
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2004, 10:40:53 AM »
Found a big error im post which I have now corrected. He states he never got the whole Chicago style pizza thing.  Basiclly while he thought the pizza were good, he didn't understand why so many people just loved them or where so loyal to them.

The first part where he talks about his travels looks like it will be good.

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Re:American Pie
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2004, 11:21:12 AM »
Makes since to me now.  I do have the same concerns as you when he said the overnight was not necessary.  I may blown $20.

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Re: American Pie
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2005, 08:57:09 AM »
DKM--you're right, reinhart doesn't get the deep dish thing. However, rollling it out with a rolling pin (unless you have a sheeter at home) is correct. And you can make an excellent deep dish without a refrigerator rise (in fact, a lot of restaurants just leave a giant hunk of teir dough out at room temp). Reinhart does, however (as I recall), recommend cooking a deep dish at 375, which is very bad advice!

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Re: American Pie
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2005, 01:39:42 PM »
I followed his directions to a tee, and the pizza sucked!

I've learned a lot from a new 'source' I have in Chicago, however.

He claims several use a rolling pin/sheeter and several don't and you can tell by the edge.

I just wish I had more time.

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