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Offline scott E.

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for the love of pizza
« on: February 09, 2013, 07:18:52 PM »
I grew up in Nebraska in the 50's and 60's.  The only time I had pizza was when we went to Lincoln in HS.  They had a Pizza Hut.  Back then it was cracker crust, a smear of sauce and scattered hand full of cheese and even less meat.  Not what I call a pie.  Going to collage I found Valentino's and fell in love with the pie.  My chums and I would wait some time 1 hr. to get a table.  We finally figured out we could order takeout, we only lived a few blocks away.  I now live in Chicago and there are Pizza places all over the place, though I do make my own pizza at least once a week.  Breakfast pizza is something that I have found and enjoy.  I always have some dough in the fridge.   


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Re: for the love of pizza
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 09:08:26 PM »
Scott, welcome to the forum. Would love for you to tell us what style of pizza you bake, what is your oven , what is your favorite recipe and process, and of course send some pics of your pies.
Just curious, how long have you been baking pizza?

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Re: for the love of pizza
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 11:46:43 AM »
Mark,
I make different pies.  It depends on what I am in the mood for.  I just have a normal oven but I do have a pizza stone that I bought 35+ years ago.  Over all these years it has went from tan to black.  I like to use a yeast crust so it is not cracker thin.  For a hearty pie I like deep dish.  My favorite pie is a white sauce with shrimp and mushrooms on a sour dough crust on the grill.  I have a sour dough starter that is more than 30 years old.  My favorite red sauce is very simple, a can of diced tomatoes in sauce not juice, dumped in to a blender, add 1/2 teaspoon of oregano and a minced clove of garlic, wiz it until it is not quite smooth.  I like to use fresh cheese if I have time to make it. 
Pictures are going to be a problem.  I haven't moved in to the digital age for that yet.     

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Re: for the love of pizza
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 12:50:46 PM »
Pictures are going to be a problem.  I haven't moved in to the digital age for that yet.     

No cell phone?
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Re: for the love of pizza
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 01:43:44 PM »
Yes to the cell phone but it is old (sort of like me) and it doesn't have a camera. 

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Re: for the love of pizza
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 06:16:00 PM »
Scott, thanks for the info. If you have a PC then you can take film to most drug stores they can scan your pic and put on a disk which you can download to your pc. You may have to resize to get them on this forum but that is pretty easy.

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Re: for the love of pizza
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 10:46:46 PM »
You can get a good used digital camera for next to nothing.
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Re: for the love of pizza
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 11:57:05 PM »
I had fancy one years ago but it was lost in the last move.  I will be getting an other one this year.  Getting film developed is getting a little expensive.  The last trip to Kona on the big island we took 10 rolls of film.  I could have bought a digital for what it cost to get it developed and printed and cost of film.  I did have the pictures put on a Cd's to send to friends and family. 
Any recommendation on a good digital?