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Did you ever get caught taking photos of your pizza?
« on: January 09, 2009, 04:35:48 AM »
Did someone ever catch you taking photos of your pizza and you had to explain why?

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Re: Did you ever get caught taking photos of your pizza?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 09:28:57 AM »
YES! Busted, Indoors and out.
Especially when I do a pizza party outdoors and a few newbies show up. After being Fascinated by the WF oven and after they realize that "the wood goes in there?" then we whip up a few pies and yes out comes the camera and the comments  :) Why? Is followed by my answer of I have a special place I post them, and thats why this stuff is so good! Soon the questions fade, and the stomachs fill !
My wife is now used to me taking pictures of dough and pans and....the entire process now, and she explains it to the guests. However she feels I have become a bit obsessed with the pizza thing. She gets the same answer. Thats why this stuff is so good.
Without everyone sharing here I would still be using frozen dough balls and Jarred sauce, and there would be a lot more memory space available on my laptop.
good one Pete! should be a funny thread.
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Re: Did you ever get caught taking photos of your pizza?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 12:39:43 PM »
YES! Busted, Indoors and out.
Especially when I do a pizza party outdoors and a few newbies show up. After being Fascinated by the WF oven and after they realize that "the wood goes in there?" then we whip up a few pies and yes out comes the camera and the comments  :) Why? Is followed by my answer of I have a special place I post them, and thats why this stuff is so good! Soon the questions fade, and the stomachs fill !
My wife is now used to me taking pictures of dough and pans and....the entire process now, and she explains it to the guests. However she feels I have become a bit obsessed with the pizza thing. She gets the same answer. Thats why this stuff is so good.
Without everyone sharing here I would still be using frozen dough balls and Jarred sauce, and there would be a lot more memory space available on my laptop.
good one Pete! should be a funny thread.
John

Ditto-almost exactly except I have a 2stone oven instead of a WFO. The condo association would frown upon that I think! Hmmm...actually maybe if I promise to host a pizza party for the meetings they would buy one for the common areas :-D
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Re: Did you ever get caught taking photos of your pizza?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 06:43:04 PM »
good one Pete! should be a funny thread.
John

Yeah, I just had this image in my mind of all us pizza fanatics with cams in
our kitchen, setting up for macro pics as we lift the pizza to reveal the
golden brown bottom crust. Just then someone walks in and says; "What
the heck are you doing?" 

Hehehe, it's all about pizzamakeing.com

Actually, I never got caught taking the pics but I do get some good reactions
showing off my pizza pics to others over the Interent. Mostly they say I'm
making them hungry.

So many times I visit pizzamakeing.com and after viewing so many pizza
pics, I get offline, head right for the freezer and re-heat a slice.

Here's a few pics from my New Year Day pizza making session...





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Re: Did you ever get caught taking photos of your pizza?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 07:30:44 PM »
Pete-

Those look great! Care to share any details about the recipe?

Thanks,
Jeff
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Re: Did you ever get caught taking photos of your pizza?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 09:49:44 PM »
PAN PLEASE!!
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Re: Did you ever get caught taking photos of your pizza?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009, 12:32:16 AM »
Pete-

Those look great! Care to share any details about the recipe?

Thanks,
Jeff

For the pan pizza recipe see reply #6 and #7 at the thread below....
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,7094.0.html

I'm using a slightly different technique for cooking each style pizza.

Pan Pizza, I prebake the dough about 10 mins at 400 Deg F., add the
toppings and cook at 475 deg F for about 15 mins. I bake on the
top rack.

Pizzaria type pizza, has a med thickness crust. I preheat the stone
at 425 Deg F, load the fully assembled pizza and raise the temp
to 475 deg F cooking for about 10 mins. The trick in getting the
cheese texture that is runny and gooey, is to combine half
Sorrento Whole Milk Mozz with half Maggio Whole Milk Mozz
and drizzle that with Bertolli Classico Olive Oil.

Tomato Pie, has a very thin crust. I start by applying a super thin
layer of sauce, then the cheese and then add blotches of sauce.
The sauce is very thin and watery. I preheat the stone at 450
deg F, load the pizza, and raise the temp to 500 deg F cooking
for about 8 to 9 mins.

To fully understand my cooking techniques you have to see my
oven and stone setup. See pic below. Stone gets too hot on
the oven floor so I lowered the temp a bit by placing 4 small
tiles underneath it. I use a variable temperature technique,
where i preheat at a lower temp and raise the temp immediatly
upon loading the pizza to the stone. If I did not do it that
way the bottom crust burns. This is a GAS stove.

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Re: Did you ever get caught taking photos of your pizza?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009, 02:48:47 PM »
I like the setup for the indoor stove but my house is to nice to do that to my stove. I like the outhouse pizza oven what a beauty. I use a stone and a cast Iorn Skillet and right before I put the pie in I throw ice in the skillet. Don't know if it does anything but its habit from making bread. I do the King Aruther brand unbleached in everything!! the only problems I still have is rolling out the dough as we speak I have some dough sitting in a bowl for as long as I am willing to wait. A couple of hours I can't do the 24 hour wait  ::) It comes out really good see I am forced to make pizza cause out here their arn't many good pizza places and only Hungry Howies deliverys but their terrible in my opinion. I am getting the artichokes out the basil, fresh tomatoes greek olive can't wait.

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Re: Did you ever get caught taking photos of your pizza?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2009, 03:12:41 PM »
Did someone ever catch you taking photos of your pizza and you had to explain why?

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All the time. People I work with in the PICU at the hospital think we're all goofy for taking our food porn pics and sharing them on a forum. But...they're always asking me to bring food in too. One great way to suck up to the nurses and fellow respiratory therapists is FOOD, especially nite shift ;-)
Jon
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