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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #660 on: November 11, 2014, 11:41:15 PM »
Frank opening one of my dough balls today.



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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #661 on: November 12, 2014, 07:39:04 AM »
Frank tosses and spins a dough ball from Mick's.  The dough ball was opened with oil.  Frank used only Provolone cheese on this pie.



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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #662 on: November 12, 2014, 09:24:56 AM »
It's amazing how little dusting flour a pro can get away with.

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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #663 on: November 12, 2014, 04:37:39 PM »
Frank G. on Norma's pizza dough: "Nothing here is broken. Don't fix it."  Frank is very quotable! 

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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #664 on: November 12, 2014, 06:33:53 PM »
Frank G. on Norma's pizza dough: "Nothing here is broken. Don't fix it."  Frank is very quotable!

Tin Roof,

I agree that Frank is very quoteable in some ways.

Frank thinks everything is okay, but he doesn't understand why I am curious about why my oven stones don't fit right anymore.  In the video I posted yesterday the head maintenance man is talking to Steve (Ev).  It is a mystery to him why my stones don't fit right anymore.  We were talking about that on Monday.  I took loads of more photos of the L tracks and tried to talk to someone at Baker's Pride today.  The head maintenance man said he knows my stones sat a lot lower because he is the person that took them out.  The maintenance man said he never saw what happened in my oven ever happen.  He thinks some kind of kinetic energy moved the L tracks some after the stones were taken out.  I told him I am not sure if it is the stones, or might have been me not adding enough IDY since the weather has gotten cooler.  Frank doesn't have to worry about my weekly dough batches, or how my oven works/doesn't work.  I also have no idea why Mick's dough balls when baked into pizzas got a darker bottom crust than mine did yesterday.

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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #665 on: November 12, 2014, 06:45:15 PM »


I also have no idea why Mick's dough balls when baked into pizzas got a darker bottom crust than mine did yesterday.

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More sugar?


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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #666 on: November 12, 2014, 08:43:04 PM »

More sugar?

Steve,

I really don't know if there was more sugar in the formula.  Frank tried to explain how Mick's makes their dough yesterday, but not the ingredients.  I was too busy with other things to recall exactly what he told me.  I also found it interesting that the rim crust on the one pie from Mick's dough was really crispy yesterday, but the other pizza was not.  Frank did tell me before that the deck ovens at Mick's are about at 450 degrees F, and they are new deck ovens.

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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #667 on: November 26, 2014, 09:32:47 AM »
We haven't had a Frank "sighting" in a while... I am starting to go into withdrawal!

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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #668 on: November 26, 2014, 10:04:44 AM »
We haven't had a Frank "sighting" in a while... I am starting to go into withdrawal!

Dave,

Frank was at market last Tuesday, and this past Monday and Tuesday.  There was no time to do videos though.  Frank has been busy looking for an additional part-time job at a pizzeria and another car too.  I have been busy with different things too.  Frank had wanted to make some pizzas next Thursday but I am going away that day.  Frank got to talking to one of my customers last Tuesday.  The customer is Italian so Frank enjoyed speaking to him.  The customer asked where Frank was yesterday because he wanted to talk to him again.  I told him that Frank comes at random times and I really don't know when he will come sometimes.  The customer and Frank got to talking about the first pizzerias in Lancaster and how well they did then.  None of those pizzerias are in business anymore because of family members not being interested in all the work a pizzeria takes.  If you want me to take a photo of Frank when he comes to market again I can.  Then you will have your Frank “sighting”.  ;D  Frank and I still talk about pizza each week.

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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #669 on: November 26, 2014, 02:38:22 PM »
Thanks for the update info Norma!  Glad Frank is OK and still stopping by. I figured things would start to be hectic with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner.  On that note, wishes for a most blessed Thanksgiving.


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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #670 on: November 26, 2014, 02:54:05 PM »
On that note, wishes for a most blessed Thanksgiving.

Dave,

I wish you and your family and friends have a nice Thanksgiving too.

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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #671 on: November 26, 2014, 07:44:42 PM »
Norma I finally opened up the can of flotta sause, it was very good but you were correct rather thick. I added about 3/4 of a can of water worked out well

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Re: Frank Giaquinto came to my pizza stand today
« Reply #672 on: November 26, 2014, 09:50:18 PM »
Norma I finally opened up the can of flotta sause, it was very good but you were correct rather thick. I added about 3/4 of a can of water worked out well

Coon,

I am glad to hear you liked the Flotta sauce.  I add a lot of water to my pizza sauce too.  Even more than the Flotta.  :)

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