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New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.

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.

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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    I just saw a show on the History channel called "America Eats: Pizza". I'm out of town so I couldn't TIVO it (Darn! I could have streamed it for everyone.)

    It was excellent. The show covers the history of pizza starting way back in old Italy. They highlighted the old wood ovens and how the soil near Mt Vesuvius allows them to grow the best tomatoes (interesting considering our threads on San Marzano's)!

    The program then takes you to New York and shows how a coal-fired "White Oven" works. All my questions answered with one show!

    Then it shows the beginnings of early American pizzerias, Pizza Hut, Dominoes, and (gasp) frozen pizza, highlighting the advances in technology required for these industries.

    It was humorous to see the different Pizza "Experts" arguing why their pizza cooking styles were the "best"... ie: Coal fired vs. wood fired; deep dish vs. thin, Dominoes vs. Pizza hut.

    I checked the History Channel's website. The show isn't scheduled to be on again in the near future, but it's been played occasionally over the past year or so, so it'll be on again. Watch the schedules and keep your DVR, VCR, or TIVO ready!
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