Here's what I said about it being the same at home as the restaurant. It's actually interesting because you can really see how changing a word here or there changes the whole meaning. And the reporter was super nice and had no agenda. Can you imagine what it's like when they cover politicians they hate???
I throw tastings about once a month. I invite 10-25 people over and I have wine for about 30 minutes then we start rolling out pizzas. Often the people don't know each other because there's always a mix of people that have just written me off the net plus friends, suppliers to the business etc. We've got good music going and people are usually very engaged. The reporter asked me what kind of ATMOSPHERE I was trying to create in the restaurant. I said "just like this." I want a fun atmosphere with good music, cool 20-50 somethings drinking wine, hanging out and meeting.
That morphed into the misquote somehow implying I thought it was operationally the same as working at home.
Howevedr the hole in the oven quote is pretty accurate. I was making a clam pie last year and a clam fell off and rolled off the stone and fell onto the metal floor. I don't think it's steel but it's metal and whatever material you'd expect to find lining a regular kitchen aid home oven. The clam immediately burst into flame. I have foil covering the glass but someone said they saw a flash and I opened the door and the clam was on fire. So I took the peel an some tongs and got the fire out and took out the clam and everything was ok and after a lot of smoke cleared i continued. But A bit of char was left on the floor where the clam was. The next day I tried to clean the oven while it was cool and there was a tough little charred nub left that I just couldn't wipe out.
The next time I made pizza I figured that the bit of char would just turn to ash the way I've seen other bits do. I really didn't think it was a big deal. I turned the oven on clean and came back an hour later to check the temp and I open the door and the whole oven is yellow.
The oven is about 300F instead of 700F.
It didn't look like it popped a breaker or fuse which its done plenty of times before. I didn't know what was going on.
At some point I removed the stone and then I could see the floor more clearly and where the little nub had been, was now just a nickel sized hole in the floor. The yellow dust was burnt insulation of some kind. It was coating the entire oven like a powder that you could wipe off with a finger and make a finger mark with. The metal peeled inward just like a soda pop top - it forms a horseshoe with one edge holding onto the floor and the other 3 sides detached and pressed into the area where the insulation was.
So I have a double oven that is now down to a single....