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pizza the social aspect
« on: July 30, 2014, 03:42:52 PM »
 wood fired pizza is more than hydration,cook times and proofing schedules, it a social event. last night was the first time this summer i had time to cook on my primevera 70. i was so excited to come home from work and do all of the tasks associated with making pizza. cleaning out the oven,starting the fire,and setting up my work area. this was as much fun as cooking and eating, a few cold beers was also part of the setup plan. my wife daughter and her boy friend were making and eating.all of them work my mobile wood fired truck so they are accomplished pizza makers. all agreed the pies taste better when you are relaxing and cooking 20 pies over a few  hours versus 100 plus.
 we ran the neighborhood passing hot pies out to all that were home until we ran out of dough balls. what a fun evening and nice way to enjoy family and friends.


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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 05:32:54 PM »
Looks awesome.. and yes...It is a very social thing.. I was a chef for over 16 years and cooking is a social activity...  It is a great way to unwind and get together with good friends and make them as well.. I find it also a great excuse to  consume excessive amounts of good wine, craft beer and 18yr old scotch..  What else compares.... ;D :-D

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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 07:16:43 PM »
Very well said Larry! The sharing of pizza and food in general are one of my great joys.
Back to being a civilian pizza maker only.

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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 11:01:12 PM »
I never get tired of seeing the surprised reaction on people's faces when they realize just how short a time period 90 seconds is. "Whoah! It's done already?"

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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 11:32:41 PM »
Cheers Larry. Pizza night rules!
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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014, 01:06:39 AM »
I was a chef for over 16 years

Aha!  That explains the great pies right off the bat.


Pizza has become my go-to excuse to get people over these days.  Food in general works, but pizza out of the oven has universal appeal. 

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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 07:25:04 AM »
Aha!  That explains the great pies right off the bat.




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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 09:07:25 AM »
Great post Larry.  I love that last action shot with your daughter. :chef:

How many ovens do you have?  (The reason I ask is that I counted 26 gas engines at a now-ex friend's house recently.)  The first step, admitting, is the hardest. >:D

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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 03:38:26 PM »
Awesome. Way to win over the neighborhood!



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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2014, 06:15:43 PM »
Dave, i am ashamed to say how many ovens i own. i think i will take a picture of each.i will need to get some more memory in my camera first :-D. i blame most of it on pm.com. before i found this site i was a one oven man.


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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2014, 06:24:53 PM »
Larry,

You may want to seek admission to the PizzaMaking.com half-way house for Ovenholics. There, with the help of an ovenholics support group and a ten-step plan, you will be weaned off of your ovens one by one until you no longer have the urge to purchase another one. When the staff of the PizzaMaking.com half-way house feels that you have achieved that status, you will be safely released back into society.

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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2014, 06:27:27 PM »
Larry,
You have nothing to fear. brother...I am the Director of that program.   8)
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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2014, 08:44:34 PM »
Dave, i am ashamed to say how many ovens i own. i think i will take a picture of each.i will need to get some more memory in my camera first :-D. i blame most of it on pm.com. before i found this site i was a one oven man.

Larry,

I really got a charge out of your post.   :-D  This darn forum makes us do things we would not normally do.

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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2014, 09:12:27 PM »
OK i think i need help i own 5 wood ovens, three gas ovens two electric. one of my woods is a stefano ferrara that is waiting for a home. no BS,I'm a sick man. but i did not dedicate a garage to any of them yet :chef:

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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2014, 09:18:25 PM »
OK i think i need help i own 5 wood ovens, three gas ovens two electric. one of my woods is a stefano ferrara that is waiting for a home. no BS,I'm a sick man. but i did not dedicate a garage to any of them yet :chef:
I now understand why you did not want to accept my free offer of my Lil Deni countertop oven....don`t worry Larry, this is all going to work out and you will be free my friend. It jus takes a little time in therapy.   8)
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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2014, 09:20:00 PM »
 bob , i have one, it is not included since it is in pieces.

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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2014, 10:03:32 PM »
OK i think i need help i own 5 wood ovens, three gas ovens two electric. one of my woods is a stefano ferrara that is waiting for a home. no BS,I'm a sick man. but i did not dedicate a garage to any of them yet :chef:

I have a good home for that Stefano!

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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2014, 08:29:14 AM »
OK i think i need help i own 5 wood ovens, three gas ovens two electric. one of my woods is a stefano ferrara that is waiting for a home. no BS,I'm a sick man. but i did not dedicate a garage to any of them yet :chef:
Larry I want to be you.
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Re: pizza the social aspect
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2014, 09:58:00 AM »
no, Dave I'm like the golfer who has 15 sets of clubs ans still cannot break 100. I'm looking for the oven that will turn me into Don Antonio !!! :-D


 

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