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Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:14:05 PM »
I thought some people here might enjoy this.

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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 08:57:06 AM »
Nine hundred to 'tous?'  Come one.  There's not a chance in heck this oven hits 900 to 1000 degrees.

Has Christopher Kidwell's attempt to recreate this aired yet?  THAT I'd like to see.

I can hear him now.

"None of us baking at home have access to Dom's 900 deg. oven, so we can't match his blazing fast bakes, but we can still make something pretty DARN good!"  ::)

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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 09:06:27 AM »
The 900 degree comment surprised me also... 900 degree at 5 minutes for a NY style pie?  Are those ovens able to even reach 900 degrees?


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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 09:35:02 AM »
That slice at the end of the segment looks good.  I like the way it holds itself up fresh from the oven. 
But 900f?  Well we all know what temps it takes to bake a 5min pie regardless of the oven.   He probably said that because it's been years since he's checked the oven temperatures.   

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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 05:54:25 PM »
I like the way it holds itself up fresh from the oven.

It's hard to gauge fresh from oven rigidity vs. cooled enough to eat (I winced when Kimball bit into it, because he WAS eating cheese napalm).  Still, I think it might be a little too rigid for my own personal flop meter. It does have me a little intrigued, though, as to what it might be like after a 4 minute cool down.

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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 05:59:24 PM »
Yes fresh from the oven based on the fluidity of the cheese, that's the right amount of crisp for me.  I'm sure the flop would be perfect for you after a few minutes of cool down.  His dough looks on the moderately high hydration side to me so it would make sense that it is easily foldable after a proper cool down.
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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2013, 10:09:40 PM »
that oven was always right around 600-625 degrees when I visited.   GREAT temp...

looks like he has WAY pulled back on the char... maybe because of all the online comments and photos with burned pizzas?

I miss this pizza, but it looked to pale in these videos.     
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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013, 10:40:27 PM »
looks like he has WAY pulled back on the char... maybe because of all the online comments and photos with burned pizzas?

I miss this pizza, but it looked to pale in these videos.     

I don't know; for some reason, I tend to doubt Dom spends much time online or worries much about what complainers think about his pies.

They look about the same as the pie I had there a little more than a year ago: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,17056.msg166031.html#msg166031
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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 10:46:43 PM »
Im sure your right and he doesnt care, but I swear there used to be a lot more char.   I worked in NYC for a whole summer about five years ago at a recording studio near difara's.... I loved that place! I wonder if at some point he stopped blending in the all trumps, or maybe the oven temp dropped, or he just started pulling them earlier (looks like one of the other two to me).   He did say he was using all imported italian ingredients... but then again... grande isnt from italy, thats for sure!   
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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 10:52:04 PM »
I couldn't help it, im sorry


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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2013, 11:04:34 PM »
The square pies I saw were that dark.
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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2013, 11:11:15 PM »
Yeah,... I miss those the most.   I definitely preferred them to the round at difara, but I am always a sucker for a good buffalo mozzarella when its nice and fresh like he gets it.     
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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2013, 09:25:37 PM »
I grew up in the NYC/NJ pizza culture.  My mothers family owned shops back inthe day in Newark that were coal fired.  You can safely bet that most any question you ask about how a certain pie is made, cooked, will be answered straight in your eye and full of BS.   I am now running a unique  pizzeria/bakery in Ohio and when people ask details I get a bit blurry......   I guess you can call it part of the culture I was raised in coming out in me :)  I went into music and spent decades around the old bluesmen. They are cut of the sam cloth as the old school pizza guys with weaving a tale.....  Walter
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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 11:25:45 AM »
thank you for sharing that jeff.

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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2013, 11:42:37 AM »
I would send that slice back and walk out in a heartbeat (it takes some gall to even try serving it to a paying customer IMO)
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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2013, 11:51:36 AM »
I would send that slice back and walk out in a heartbeat (it takes some gall to even try serving it to a paying customer IMO)

You mean the slice in the video or the burnt one posted by Scott r?

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Re: Video: Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2013, 12:04:59 PM »
You mean the slice in the video or the burnt one posted by Scott r?

Burnt one of course.
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