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Offline pvura

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Re: Lucali; has anyone come close?
« Reply #300 on: June 17, 2021, 11:36:40 PM »
After seeing countless interviews with him, I've come to the conclusion that it's pretty pointless trying to learn anything valuable from Mark himself about how he makes his pizzas. It's obvious he doesn't want to give up any specific details and can you blame him? In every interview I've seen he always plays coy and acts like he just throws it all together almost haphazardly and voila - out comes this magnificent pizza that people will happily wait in line for hours to eat.

I think he's much more serious and exacting then he lets on and that he put much more time and work into developing his dough than he's willing to admit. 

 

I agree that he is not willing to give up many details about his process but idk that we can say that he puts work and time into EXACTING his recipes. Ive heard in several videos that he doesn’t ever measure his ingredients and does it all by look and feel. I still am unsure why many on this thread have gone into so much detail and invested plenty of time into cloning something that is never consistent.

Offline billg

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Re: Lucali; has anyone come close?
« Reply #301 on: June 18, 2021, 01:42:02 AM »
I think he's pretty consistent.  He comes across as being very care free and non scientific to his approach but at the end of the day I bet he follows the same recipe day in and day out because he is quite happy with the results.  I've eaten there many times and never had a bad pie.  I also half believe any video or content about recipes from anyone on the internet.  People want to clone it because they like it.  He's a high profile "celebrity" pizza guy with a very successful business.  He didn't get that way by being inconsistent!!!!!

Offline Gene in Acadiana

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Re: Lucali; has anyone come close?
« Reply #302 on: June 18, 2021, 02:56:24 PM »
I think he's pretty consistent.  He comes across as being very care free and non scientific to his approach but at the end of the day I bet he follows the same recipe day in and day out because he is quite happy with the results.  I've eaten there many times and never had a bad pie.  I also half believe any video or content about recipes from anyone on the internet.  People want to clone it because they like it.  He's a high profile "celebrity" pizza guy with a very successful business.  He didn't get that way by being inconsistent!!!!!

Yes exactly. I would think most if not all of us here realize just how exacting good pizza-making needs to be, especially at this level. That's really the whole point of this forum.

But playing coy and having that carefree attitude is an effective way of dodging any probing questions and not having to reveal anything he doesn't want you to know. It also works into his backstory of how a "regular guy" just decided one day on a whim to make pizza for a living.

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