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Offline arturus

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Caputo's oo Flour
« on: March 05, 2007, 06:19:22 AM »
I am new to this forum, and happy to be here.  I am looking for Caputo's oo Pizza Flour, in the Chicago area.  Can anyone help me with a source?  Thank you and happy eating.  Pizza is the beginning of the Universe!  :chef:


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Re: Caputo's oo Flour
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007, 04:08:20 PM »
Pennmac.com and fornobravo.com are the two I know of.

Since I live near Buffalo NY, I went with Pennmac, which I think is out of Pittsburgh. FornoBravo is in CA but has steeper prices. 55# bags aren't cheap to ship! Both have smaller sized bags too.

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Re: Caputo's oo Flour
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007, 08:01:54 PM »
Try this...

Greco & Sons Incorporated

(630) 668-1000

280 S Westgate Dr
Carol Stream, IL 60188

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Re: Caputo's oo Flour
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007, 10:37:40 PM »
Thank you Colossus and PizzaPolice.  I tried Greco and they told me that they don't  sell to individuals.  I did order from FornoBravo but the shipping charges were pretty high  I will try Pennmac next time.  However, I do love the flour.  Makes a pizza like I never had before. Yummmmm.  Just one beautiful :pizza:

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Re: Caputo's oo Flour
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007, 08:44:38 AM »
I haven't checked recently, but my recollection is that Forno Bravo is selling the Caputo Extra Blu 00 flour, which is lower in protein than the Caputo 00 Pizzeria flour as sold (repackaged in small bags) by PennMac. I mention this since some members may not know that there are several Caputo flours used to make pizza dough. In addition to the Extra Blu and Pizzeria flours, there is also a "stronger" Caputo Red 00 flour that some pizza operators use.

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Re: Caputo's oo Flour
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007, 10:46:32 AM »
You can try something else.  GFS sells a 00 flour.  It's listed in their inventory and available for order. 
Given the fact that their Bouncer Pizza Flour is wonderful for regular and Chicago style, the 00 may be of similar quality.  If my Caputo connection dries up, I would not hesitate to try it.
Good luck.

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Re: Caputo's oo Flour
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2007, 10:56:27 AM »
Please excuse my embarrassing ignorance but who is GFS? And where are they located?   :-[

Thank you.

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Re: Caputo's oo Flour
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2007, 11:01:05 AM »
arturus, if you type "GFS" in Google you get the answer in the first result.  You can also find it in the search results of this site.  GFS = Gordon Food Service

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Re: Caputo's oo Flour
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2007, 11:39:51 AM »
This may help you find a store near you.

BTW, They have Escalon products!

http://gfs.know-where.com/gfs/


 

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