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Offline manoweb

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Where to buy yeast
« on: April 07, 2009, 04:43:35 AM »
Hi, I'm new to USA, I now live in Silicon Valley. Where do you think I should buy yeast? I haven't seen the one that we call "lievito di birra" around. This yeast is the kind that has to be kept in the refrigerator. My wife would be so happy if I will be able to prepare pizza again...


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Re: Where to buy yeast
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 06:20:37 AM »
If you want fresh cake yeast make friends with a local bakery and buy some from them. Doesn't have a real long shelf life. If you want IDY, Sam's or Restaurant Depot has it in bulk. Put it into a glass mason/canning jar and keep the bulk of it in the freezer and an amount you will use in a few months in another glass jar in the fridge. Should keep for a year+ like that.
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Re: Where to buy yeast
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 09:37:27 AM »
You can also buy different brands and types of yeast from Amazon or other places right off of the internet.

Here is one example:

http://www.amazon.com/Safmex-Instant-Yeast-16/dp/B000NY31WW/?tag=pizzamaking-20
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Re: Where to buy yeast
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 12:29:44 PM »
Hey thanks guys. I like to buy bulk quantities - I have ordered a 25lb bag of Carnaroli rice out of Amazon, I use 25lb bags of sugar, salt, flour; but I'd like to start "easy" with the yeast. Is there a place I can buy a small quantity to begin with?

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Re: Where to buy yeast
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 10:17:07 PM »
Manoweb,

Check Lunardi's Supermarket in Los Gatos, San Jose, Belmont or Burlingame. They carry fresh cake yeast in small cubes.
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Re: Where to buy yeast
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 01:23:09 AM »
Hey thanks!!!


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Re: Where to buy yeast
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 11:57:04 AM »
No problem.
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Re: Where to buy yeast
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009, 02:00:18 PM »
The one in Belmont is at a stone's throw from my place. I will try it and see how it goes.

Thank you!

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Re: Where to buy yeast
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009, 02:26:25 PM »
I used to live in Belmont for 10 years until last November. So I know that store like the back of my hand.

The yeast is stored across from the meat department where they have the Pillsbury doughs.
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Re: Where to buy yeast
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2009, 10:30:53 PM »
I used to live in Belmont for 10 years until last November. So I know that store like the back of my hand.

Yeah I went today. The store happens to be next to my coworker's apartment.

Wow 2.09 USD for 17g of yeast, that's on the expensive side :) should be ok for 500g circa of flour... I have finished to work the dough now, I will see the result in a couple of hours.

Thank you!
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Re: Where to buy yeast
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2009, 01:51:04 PM »
If you are planning to bake dough of any sort very often I'd look into either ordering from Amazon in bulk or from Sam's club. I purchased some IDY from Sam's some time ago and it was tons cheaper then buying in the smaller amounts from the grocery store.

Here is the link to Sam's Club for the yeast http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=195374