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Offline Essen1

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SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« on: February 04, 2009, 04:44:34 PM »
This might be of interest to those members who have plans to add a WFO to their kitchen design.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/02/04/DDPL15EG7S.DTL&type=living

The only thing I disagree with is the guy's use of a rolling pin on a pizza dough  :chef:

P.S.: The comments readers are leaving are every bit as interesting as the article itself. Judge for yourself....

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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 05:28:10 PM »
While I don't get the sense that the people in the article a in touch with reality, I find the comments typical. Whine about the enviromnt and bash anyone that's not living in a thatch hut because the economy is bad right now.

I enjoy the contrast though very agrodolce. 8)

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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 06:44:50 PM »
The only thing I disagree with is the guy's use of a rolling pin on a pizza dough  :chef:
"The oven gets as hot as 700 degrees" If that's the case why bother? Should be able to get it much hotter. He is not very adept at using his rolling pin, since round is a shape he is not anywhere near achieving. From the photo's it looks like the dough balls are very dry.

This was fun dumping on the guy!  LOL


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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 07:59:54 PM »
PNW,
I wondered about that 700o thing too... maybe (hopefully) it's another case of sloppy reporting?

Pity they had to get rid of the maid's room... whatever will they do with her now??  LOL

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Thanks for posting this... it's always nice to see how the other half lives!

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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009, 10:40:44 PM »
It is obvious by the rolling pin & the looks of the dough balls that these people have not spent any time on this site learning how it should be done.  Accordingly their house should be seized and the kitchen turned over to someone who would do the oven justice.
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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009, 10:42:35 PM »
"Jim, a health care business consultant and professional sculptor, "
Is this guy the reincarnation of Leonardo? Give me a break.
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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009, 12:07:30 AM »
What do you guys think the hydration was on that dough? About 40%? It the 4th pic it looked more like pie dough. He dunked it in a lot of bench flour too  :-\

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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009, 01:06:37 PM »
Those who muse about the morality of luxury in troubled times, or wonder what exact kind of pizza one makes with a rolling pin and cookie dough, miss the point. If you regularly host 20-person pizza parties and invite the right sort of people, sooner or later you'll meet somebody who can get your kitchen featured in a major metropolitan newspaper so you can pimp your wife's home business for free. In any case, most guests will be sufficiently intimidated by the sight of the oven, and your tales of having learned secret artisanal techniques while studying sculpture in Italy, to believe they are having an authentic, high-end dining experience pretty much regardless of what you actually serve them.

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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2009, 01:23:04 PM »
Those who muse about the morality of luxury in troubled times, or wonder what exact kind of pizza one makes with a rolling pin and cookie dough, miss the point. If you regularly host 20-person pizza parties and invite the right sort of people, sooner or later you'll meet somebody who can get your kitchen featured in a major metropolitan newspaper so you can pimp your wife's home business for free. In any case, most guests will be sufficiently intimidated by the sight of the oven, and your tales of having learned secret artisanal techniques while studying sculpture in Italy, to believe they are having an authentic, high-end dining experience pretty much regardless of what you actually serve them.

-JLP  

Being somewhat of a cynic myself, I'm surprised this didn't occur to me when I first read the article.  I think JLP has a point, since all the visuals indicate that these people obviously didn't study PIZZA making while in Italy!  They have the oven, they have the ingredients, but what they don't have is a clue.

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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2009, 01:49:18 PM »
He could be a lurker on this forum reading this thread now!

/wave just in case  >:D


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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2009, 01:54:24 PM »
They have the oven, they have the ingredients, but what they don't have is a clue.

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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2009, 02:12:13 PM »
JLP,

Good point. What you mentioned didn't dawn on me when I read the article.

"Jim, a health care business consultant and professional sculptor, "
Is this guy the reincarnation of Leonardo? Give me a break.

LOL
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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2009, 02:38:45 PM »
He could be a lurker on this forum reading this thread now!

/wave just in case  >:D

 :-D This and JLP's get my vote for post of the week if there were such a thing. mmarston gets an honorable mention for the reincarnation of daVinci quip too.

I love it!  :P

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Re: SF Chronicle story about an indoor WFO
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2009, 04:24:33 PM »
The bashing part is quite funny " does he realize the pollution he is causing burning wood, and the blonde wood doesnt match the floor" ??? Holy Crap.
As mentioned earlier by the looks of the dough at 40% hydration.  He has not read nor is lurking on this forum. I got it, he is doing a cracker crust with the Rolling pin in a 700 degree WFO YIKES!
and yes 700 degrees what kinda WFO is that?
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