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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • Howzat!? for enterprise... (done like a dinner!)

    Just stumbled across this eBay advert - what an enterprising guy! No takers so far, though, so if he hopes to pay for his 'firebrick folly' in this manner, he may have to cut prices a bit...

    eBay Australia: Wood Fired Oven Outdoor Dinner for 2 (item 280089714489, end time 14-Mar-07 12:05:18 AEDST)


    Cheers!


    Carioca

    NB: this link comes courtesy of my wife, averse to all things potentially polluting, who'd done a Google search on pizza ovens trying to find incontrovertible evidence that wood fired Pompeii type ovens accelerate global warming...

    In another aside: our new head of the ANSTO research organisation, Ziggy Switkowsky, has averred that because it is global warming, not national warming, nothing that we do in Australia has the slightest impact either way on the outcome! This from a man who just strongly endorsed nuclear enegry as the preferred option (over dirty coal, for instance). Being a scientist, of course, he doesn't notice the contradiction -- or perhaps it's 'reverse polish notation' :-)
    Last edited by carioca; 03-09-2007, 01:19 AM. Reason: my light being switched off, my typing's a bit erratic
    "I started out with nothing, and I've still got most of it"

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    Re: Howzat!? for enterprise... (done like a dinner!)

    Very enterprising. I'm going to keep watching to see what happens.
    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    • #3
      Re: Howzat!? for enterprise... (done like a dinner!)

      Carioca, James,

      Heck, I'll put on a six course dinner for six at $1000 Canadian and still make some bucks on it.

      Jim
      "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

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      • #4
        Re: Howzat!? for enterprise... (done like a dinner!)

        Jim,

        Are you planning on doing bread baking classes this spring and summer? If you are, let me know and we can announce the dates here.
        James
        Pizza Ovens
        Outdoor Fireplaces

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          Re: Howzat!? for enterprise... (done like a dinner!)

          Wow $1500, and I'm only charging half of that!

          sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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            Re: Howzat!? for enterprise... (done like a dinner!)

            James,

            I don't really have a set class schedule right now, but I will be offering courses during the spring and summer. I like to keep the classes to a maximum of six, so everybody gets an equal chance. My normal procedure is to collect enquiries, and when there are enough people, I set a date over a weekend that's convenient for everybody. These are intensive two day courses: Day One: dough theory, dough prep, mixers, ingredients, temps, retardation, wood selection, oven management, and evening firing. Day Two: morning firing (if needed in winter), timing, one-day breads if any (kaisers, eg), heat and oven management, and baking. I like to let the students choose the types of bread they want to make, so long as it doesn't get too crazy in the prep area. I print out the formulas for them to take along, as well as their breads, of course. Also, I feed my starters a healthy meal over a few days so each student can take some home to propagate. This would depend on whether a white, whole wheat or rye starter was wanted. Some people prefer the milder bread flour white, some the more acidic wheat, some the very acidic rye. Depends.

            Thus far, it's been pretty casual, but I can definitely see the need for a set schedule in the future.

            Jim
            Last edited by CanuckJim; 03-09-2007, 03:10 PM. Reason: Incomplete
            "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

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