I have my own feelings about Scott123ís NY style pizzas he wants everyone to try to achieve if they want. I have read almost every post here on the forum for awhile. I know Scott123 has helped many members make what they think it their best NY style pizzas and I can appreciate his passion for NY style pizzas and all the time he spends helping other members achieve what they want, whether it is in this country or other countries. I know Scott123 is very smart and has great writing skills and conveys his thoughts very well here on the forum. I also know he knows a lot about how different ovens work and what to do and what not to do in trying to get the most out of them. I have been on two pizza tours with Scott123 in NYC and he really is a nice guy and I know he is really passionate about NY style pizza of years ago.
What I donít understand though is why Scott123 gets into controversial posts with Peter Reinhart, Tony G., or other professionals like Jay Jerrier and others. It is those posts that give me pause and make me wonder. I know Scott gets upset with different information they might have posted here on the forum or elsewhere, but it seems to me that there is a better way of going about what he tries to do in spreading the word about the old NY style pizzas he loves with a passion, or there might be a better way of trying to see if others can be persuaded to change their minds. I know I asked Scott123 awhile ago here on the forum how he plans to spread the word about old NY style pizzas elsewhere other than here on the forum.
I also wonder why if Scott123 believes he can make his idea of an old school NY style pizza why he doesnít purchase a camera and post all his results with photos for any members that want to see his pizza. I know pictures canít tell everything, but it sure would be interesting to see one of Scottís NY style pizzas. I havenít seen any of his pizzas. I know where Scott made the excuses that he didnít have a camera to take those pictures, but if he truly believes he can make the great old style NY style pizzas then I think he would purchase a camera and take those photos, or use his flipshare he used to take the video at Pizza Town. I think it was Scott123 that did take a great video with the flipshare at Pizza Town. and a video of vesta_vodka at and another video of I guess was the same pizza at I also am just guessing that Scott123's screen name on YouTube is 8enter. I would think if Scott still has that flipshare he could take at least a video of one of his NY style pizzas. I also donít know a lot about flipshare, but maybe also it can capture photos from a video.
If I ever thought I had made my ideal of a really good old style NY pizza, or almost what my ideal was of an old NY style pizza I would be posting those results with the exact formulation, the sauce brand (with any additional ingredients that might be needed) the brand of mozzarella and the methods I went through about making that NY style pizza with photos for anyone that might be interested in trying it to see if they also thought it was a good NY style pizza. I know I have never made my ideal NY style pizza, because I truly donít know what the perfect NY style pizza is even after many experiments and tasting different pizzas from NYC and other places. I never lived in NYC back when there was supposed to be really good NY style pizzas, but have tasted NY style pizzas in NYC for nearly 20 years. How those old time NY style pizzas were achieved sometimes has me picking my brains to know how they made those pizzas.