Author Topic: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons  (Read 4312 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline varasano

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 712
  • Location: Atlanta (Bronx born and raised)
  • Seeking perfection
Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« on: September 21, 2006, 09:02:24 AM »
Hey Guys,

There are 2 things that I want and I'm willing to trade for them. I will make pizza and help train anyone in the Altanta area who can help me.

1 - I want to take some high quality photos of my pizza. I need a professional or amateur photo buff who can help me.

2- I want to get more experience with a Brick Oven. I have no chance of building my own in my current space and I've only played with one once. So if anyone in the Atlanta area has one, I'd love to try and use it a few times.

In exchange I will help you make some great pies, like the one I baked last night:
« Last Edit: September 21, 2006, 09:12:45 AM by varasano »


Offline enchant

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 305
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Marshfield, MA
  • World-class pizza maker in the making
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2006, 09:32:54 AM »
I'll be glad to make the trade with you.  I'll supply my expert photography skill if you can give me a couple pizzas and your pizza-making expertise.  Oh... and air fare from Boston.
;)
--pat--

Offline PizzaBrasil

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 157
  • I Love Pizza!
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2006, 10:20:05 AM »
I was a former photographer and I had built a brickoven that it is working nice!
Are you in the mood to visit several of the best beaches in the world?  ;D
Seriously, Varasano, I always read your opinions carefully.
Some of my best pizzas had a lot of your site information in them.
I will be waiting for your notes right after you can control the brick oven spirit.
Good luck!

Luis

Offline Fio

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 277
  • Cook it HOT.
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2006, 11:10:32 AM »
If you spell "Atlanta, GA" as "Arlington, VA" then you got a deal.

Since joining this forum, I've begun using words like "autolyze" and have become anal about baker's percents.  My dough is forever changed.

Offline David

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 966
  • Whatís So Funny ĎBout Pizza Love and Understanding
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2006, 11:36:57 AM »
Atlanta,Hotlanta,Fantalanta.....I don't care where you are,I wouldnt let you within a Pizza Peel of my oven!
Within minutes you'ld be freakin tweakin it to get the temperature up hot enough to signal a Volcanic eruption ! ;)
If you're looking for a date... go to the Supermarket.If you're looking for a wife....go to the Farmers market

Offline Jack

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 404
  • Location: WA
  • Pizza; it's what's for dinner, breakfast........
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2006, 01:19:04 PM »
It's tempting to build one to have you come in and work with me, but Seattle is too far from Atlanta. 

Jack

Offline Crispy

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 11
  • Location: near Columbus OH
  • I love pizza!
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2006, 09:16:23 AM »
I've got the oven........
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,3670.0.html

I've got the camera. Used to take photos for local paper.....

Trouble is I live in Ohio :-

Offline vitoduke

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 87
  • I Love Pizza!
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2006, 02:46:14 PM »
Hi Jeff--We live in Napa and have the Forno Bravo Oven. I'm having a crush party on October 7th, your welcome to come and see Napa at crush season. We also have a friend that is a Professional Photographer that we can get to come over and shoot pictures of your pies. ---Mel

Offline varasano

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 712
  • Location: Atlanta (Bronx born and raised)
  • Seeking perfection
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2006, 02:54:39 PM »
Hello World! I'm glad to see I've got friends in Boston, Brazil, Virginia,Seattle, Ohio & Napa.  I think everyone has better pizza that Atlanta. I'm alone in the desert...

Offline pizzanyc

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 51
  • I Love Pizza!
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2006, 10:35:47 PM »
damn, that's a beautiful pizza. looks just like luzzo's practically. wish i knew how to make one of those.


Offline varasano

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 712
  • Location: Atlanta (Bronx born and raised)
  • Seeking perfection
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2006, 04:32:35 PM »
Thanks PizzaNYC!

Have patience young grasshopper :-)

Offline Jack

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 404
  • Location: WA
  • Pizza; it's what's for dinner, breakfast........
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2006, 10:32:59 AM »
I think everyone has better pizza that Atlanta. I'm alone in the desert...

HA!  Come to Seattly my friend and you can experience a dearth of good pie.  There may be a half dozen pizza shops in which I will step foot.  I've even started making my own bagels.  While we have great seafood and asian food here, the ethnic specialties I am used to from living in the east are very poorly represented.

Jack
Seattle for the past 5 years; the greater NYC area for much of the time before that.

Offline varasano

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 712
  • Location: Atlanta (Bronx born and raised)
  • Seeking perfection
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2006, 10:50:04 AM »
>There may be a half dozen pizza shops in which I will step foot.
yeah, but that's six more than I've got in Atlanta.

What about Tutta Bella? Doesn't that have a good rep?

Jeff

Offline Jack

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 404
  • Location: WA
  • Pizza; it's what's for dinner, breakfast........
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2006, 03:47:16 PM »
>There may be a half dozen pizza shops in which I will step foot.
yeah, but that's six more than I've got in Atlanta.

What about Tutta Bella? Doesn't that have a good rep?

Jeff

Jeff,

I have not yet been to Tutta Bella; it's on my to-do list. 

I have had so many folks suggest various pizza restaurants that have been disappointing that Iíve stopped trying new ones for a while.  Itís 30 minutes to downtown Seattle and there are only so many times I can pay $18-20 for a pie and be very disappointed.  I think you know what I mean.  It's bad when my kids tell me we should have stayed home and had my pies instead.  Except for the 2 day retard (which we can by-pass if need be), itís quick, easy and a lot less expensive to just make it at home.  I will try to get up to Tutta Bella and check it out though.  I have heard only good things. 

Jack

Offline ilpizzaiolo

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 57
  • Age: 44
  • Location: pittsburgh
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2006, 08:04:37 PM »
i have heard that via tribunali in seattle is the better of the two neapolitan pizzerie. from the looks of the menu, the pizza, the oven, and the reviews i have heard. Via tribunali might be the most authentic neapolitan pizza in that area. I have not eaten either one, but tutta bella is the standard vera pizza formula....

- ron

Offline raji

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 71
  • I Love Pizza!
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2006, 01:20:32 AM »
HA!  Come to Seattly my friend and you can experience a dearth of good pie.  There may be a half dozen pizza shops in which I will step foot.  I've even started making my own bagels.  While we have great seafood and asian food here, the ethnic specialties I am used to from living in the east are very poorly represented.

Jack
Seattle for the past 5 years; the greater NYC area for much of the time before that.


Jack,

Have you ever tried Pizzeria Fondi? 

http://www.fondi.com/menu.php

I personally haven't tried it, but have heard good things about it and am curious to hear from someone (on this forum) who has tried it.

-Raj

Offline Jack

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 404
  • Location: WA
  • Pizza; it's what's for dinner, breakfast........
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2006, 10:40:09 AM »
Jack,

Have you ever tried Pizzeria Fondi? 

http://www.fondi.com/menu.php

I personally haven't tried it, but have heard good things about it and am curious to hear from someone (on this forum) who has tried it.

-Raj



Raj,

I had a cold leftover slice from Fondi and it was pretty good, but I have not "really" tried it.  There were some folks at our pool who brought it in for dinner, when I was making pies.  We trades slices.  Mine was fresh and hot, theirs was about 30 minutes old and almost everyone agreed that home made was better.  8^)

Kent Station, where they are located, is very near to home.  I live at the top of the East Hill, off 256th, but usually, when we are down in Kent, we'll eat Thai at Saya (212th, right by Central). 

Obviously, I need to spend some time on the road and report back on three different places.

Jack

Offline cdodson

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 48
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Columbus, MS
  • Mmmmmm...pizza.
    • Wild Flours Bread Company
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2006, 11:00:57 AM »
varasano,

If I may be so bold to make a suggestion:

With your credentials you could actually organize and host a pizza making class (as could others on this forum) and charge a modest fee.† Offer to comp one of your students in exchange for professional photos or at least let the proceeds of the class pay for the photographer.† I'd be interested in making the 5-hour trek to Atlanta for the lessons but I'm not a photographer.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2006, 11:03:40 AM by cdodson »
Carey

The power of cheese

Offline varasano

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 712
  • Location: Atlanta (Bronx born and raised)
  • Seeking perfection
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2006, 11:50:22 AM »
Hey Carey,

I'll keep that in mind. I wish I had the time to do everything I wanted to do. I actually did teach a series of 4 cooking classes in my home a few years ago.  It was a lot of fun, but certainly more work that it appears. 

> With your credentials
Ok I realize that this is totally insane, but I've gotten almost 70,000 hits to my recipe site since I got linked to on cnet and other sites about 10 days ago. I'm getting email from all over the world. Yesterday, if you either google'd or yahoo'd "NY Pizza Recipe", my recipe came up as the first search result!!! It's surreal...

Offline snowdy

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 270
  • Location: CA
  • i pledge allegiance to the pizza
    • Dataheadz Design
Re: Photos & Ovens in Return for Pizza Lessons
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2006, 06:05:12 PM »
i cant wait to see some pro pics of your pizzas!! awesome