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Bye-bye, Miss American pie??????????
« on: July 01, 2007, 12:08:57 PM »
We've probably all heard of he song "American Pie" from Don McLean right? Ever wonder what the lyrics really mean? Here's the chorus from the song: (sing along if you like)

They were singing,
"bye-bye, miss american pie."
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkiní whiskey and rye (pizza??)
Singiní, "thisíll be the day that I die."

Look at the lyrics and it becomes obvious that "Them good old boys" were "cruzin and boozin" and most likely filling their gullets with an American classic rye pizza. I just hope they had a designated driver! :-D ba-doom, ba-doom!

The song and lyrics gave me the inspiration to tackle another American classic pizza made with 1/3 stone ground rye flour. I made a rye sourdough preferment and let the dough counter rise for 8 hours. I cooked them in the Little Black Egg for 3 1/2 minutes.

Why rye?  Rye not?..........Villa Roma

« Last Edit: July 05, 2007, 03:18:29 AM by Villa Roma »


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Re: Bye-bye, Miss American pie??????????
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 12:35:07 PM »
Villa Roma,

I recall that you mentioned rye flour recently in another thread but I couldn't remember where I read of the use of that flour in a pizza dough. It came to me today--it was Alice Waters of Chez Panisse. I gave her particular dough recipe some time ago at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,524.msg17409/topicseen.html#msg17409 (Reply 128).

As usual, your latest pies look great.

Peter

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Re: Bye-bye, Miss American pie??????????
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007, 02:23:21 PM »
Thanks Peter....I like the rye flour better than the whole wheat. It doesn't have a strong flavor like WW. I may try mixing 50/50 rye and WW next time. The link you provided was an interesting read.

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Re: Bye-bye, Miss American pie??????????
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007, 03:32:32 PM »
Nice pictures!
I'm not sure what a rye crust would taste like.  If I were to called upon to make a rye dough, I would probably dress it with some well rinsed sauerkraut, sausage and onions and call it the Slovak. 

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Re: Bye-bye, Miss American pie??????????
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007, 02:14:40 AM »
PizzaPolice.....How about a Reuben pizza?
Corned beef, Sauerkraut and Swiss cheese!

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Re: Bye-bye, Miss American pie??????????
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2007, 09:10:22 AM »
There are actually a fair number of pizza operators who offer a Reuben pizza, as noted here, for example, http://thinktank.pmq.com/viewtopic.php?p=6721#6721. For some possibilities as to the crust, also see http://thinktank.pmq.com/viewtopic.php?p=6996#6996.

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Re: Bye-bye, Miss American pie??????????
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2007, 03:24:23 AM »
Nice links, thanks....While I was there I found this link: (http://www.avalanchepizza.net/index.php)
Check out their menu, a lot of unusual items.

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Re: Bye-bye, Miss American pie??????????
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2007, 09:25:38 AM »
Hey there Villa Roma...great pies... where can you get that cajun burner underneath the weber?
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2007, 02:19:13 AM »
MTPizza.....I picked up mine online at Aubuchon hardware. (http://outdoor-living.hardwarestore.com/58-233-outdoor-deep-cookers-and-fryers/hi-press-cooker-with-360-wind-screen-673482.aspx)  I ordered from Aubuchon because they ship overseas. You should be able to find it elsewhere on the web by searching on "BAYOU CLASSIC".

Costs $42 plus shipping. Order $99 or more in merch and the shipping is free! :D

Copied from their site:
Tall 13" frame with a wide ``Double Support" leg design. Recessed Burner Mount allows for a 360 degree windscreen protection. U.L. Listed 3' 20 PSI Regulator UL-Listed 48" Hose / Regulator / Valve Assembly Kit 185,000 BTUs. 14" Diameter Cooking Surface. This Hi-Press Cooker with 360 Wind Screen is one of many top quality items in our Outdoor Deep Cookers & Fryers department.

Hi-Press Cooker with 360 Wind Screen
This item is available ONLINE ONLY.
You can also special order this item through our Retail Locations in New England and New York.

Barbour International Model # SP10
OUTDOOR - SINGLE BURNER
``BAYOU CLASSIC"
20 PSI Regulator
UL-Listed 48" Hose / Regulator / Valve Assembly Kit
185,000 BTUs
Unit: each
Unit Weight: 16.9000 lbs
UPC Code: 050904001108

Here's a link to the BC site: (http://www.bayouclassicdepot.com/)

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Re: Bye-bye, Miss American pie??????????
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2007, 12:11:46 PM »
...
Them good old boys were drinkiní whiskey and rye (pizza??)
Singiní, "thisíll be the day that I die."

Look at the lyrics and it becomes obvious that "Them good old boys" were "cruzin and boozin" and most likely filling their gullets with an American classic rye pizza. ...

I realize this is an old post, but I wanted to point out that rye is actually referring to Rye Whiskey.  It used to also refer to just about all Canadian Whiskey, but not any more.  Around Canada you will hear drinks called "Ginger & Rye" or "Rye & Coke" which is the same as Ginger Ale & Whiskey or Whiskey & Coke in the US.


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Re: Bye-bye, Miss American pie??????????
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2007, 02:51:30 AM »
"want some rye?  'course ya do..."

anyone? anyone? ;-)

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Re: Bye-bye, Miss American pie??????????
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2007, 01:47:20 PM »
"and they're al-l-l-l dead"

no google: dogpile!   :angel:

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