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  • 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

    Dusty, guys,

    as promised I fired up my oven today. We had beautiful weather for it, like the first day of Spring, so we carried the table outside and ate beside the oven .

    I told everyone (i.e. my family, my bother, and a friend with her small son - admittedly not much of a turnout, but I'm sure it'll improve over the years as the event becomes better known) what a historic event they were participating in, and we imagined a picture of the world with little fires lighting up wherever a fellow pizza oven builder was firing his/her oven ...

    With so many children around and it being lunch time and all, the party didn't get very raucous, nor have we got many embarassing pictures. I hope you lot will do better. I can't wait for summer when I can cook pizzas untill well into the night, aided by many glasses of red wine...

    Still, we had a lovely relaxing afternoon together, and many great pizzas, so all in all I feel the Swiss chapter made a worthy contribution to the first Worldwide pizza party.

    Over to you now, go forth and do likewise - can't wait to read what you're getting up to...!


    .... pics to follow - my brother took them on his camera, and they're too big. Hmm, now where did I read something about this...???
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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    Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

    Originally posted by Frances View Post

    .... pics to follow - my brother took them on his camera, and they're too big. Hmm, now where did I read something about this...???
    Download Picasa2 ...
    it's free, from google


    Great job on the party!

    I'm up for tonight!!
    My thread:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
    My costs:
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
    My pics:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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      Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

      Picasa2, eh? I'll do that next time I have an hour or two to myself... (sometime in 2010 maybe)

      Ok, no I'll check it out

      In the meantime here's a go at the pics...
      "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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      • #4
        Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

        Whooopi it worked!! I must a some kind of a comuter genius after all!

        More... (including my first ever Calzone)
        "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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        • #5
          Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

          Ain't it fun....great job Francis!

          Time to form the FB european chapter.....
          sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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          • #6
            Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

            8.20PM in Turkey..............fire has been on for an hour and a half. Trying to coordinate times so a late start. I expect there is much activity over Sacramento way right now. We don't have children to worry about so just chillin' out and having a few liveners.

            Great job in Switzerland Frances.

            Just had the weirdest flashback. Belgium null points. Eurovision song contest.

            Never mind ...........onward and upward.

            More later.

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            • #7
              Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

              Frances,

              Nice to put a face to the posts. Looks like a lot of fun with good WFO food. Wish my weather here was as good. Seems February will never end. Didn't plan to announce this till a bit later on but your post put me in mind. My annual Bread Bash at Mary G's Artisan Breads will be held on May 24th here in Ontario. Couldn't handle all 3500+ members, but any members nearby or farby(sic) are welcome. This year's theme will be Italian, with pizza, calzone, ciabatta, etc.

              A like the image of all those bright fire spots lighting up the map.

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

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              • #8
                Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

                Great pics Frances. Looks like a ton 'o fun!
                GJBingham
                -----------------------------------
                Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

                -

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                • #9
                  Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

                  Looks like a pretty good party to me!!

                  Drake
                  My Oven Thread:
                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...-oven-633.html

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

                    Well 1am .............things are just about done here. Great time was had by all. Any news from Sacramento?

                    Will furnish more details when I'm feeling compis mentis again.

                    Inish

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                    • #11
                      Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

                      Originally posted by Frances View Post
                      Whooopi it worked!! I must a some kind of a comuter genius after all!

                      More... (including my first ever Calzone)
                      Unless it is a spelling error, but it you are a commuter genius I hope to see you when I host a "Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Texas Chapter". I'll be cooking soon, but I can't tell you when it will be good!
                      Are you the one in the purple, My son (and my money) went to college at TCU in Fort Worth and they were the purple Horned Frogs.
                      RCLake

                      "It's time to go Vertical"
                      Oven Thread

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                      • #12
                        Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

                        Sacramento here. The weather was very iffy, but we persevered and ended up having a great time! Acoma decided to not risk passing the sierras, probably wise, but he missed a great party!

                        The forcast was for 50 MPH gusts and pouring rain . We decided to go for it anyway and got a stiff little breeze and a some spinkles- showers. I put a tarp over my insulation and everything was fine.

                        We had about 20 guests. I made 22 pizza dough balls yesterday so there was plenty. Two by two everyone made their own pizza. Some were spectacular! Some not so much! We made a few dessert pizzas also. We made an apple pie model and a fresh strawberry one. For the apple pie one, I sliced the apple(granny smith) and baked it in tin foil for about five minutes with brown sugar, cinnamon and butter. Then I put it on a half baked skin with cream cheese spread on it and put it back in the oven for another few minutes. The oven was no longer at pizza temp, but still very hot. It was awesome!
                        But the stawberry one was the crowd favorite. Same skin with cream cheese, then fresh strawberrys covered with grated chocolate and served with whipped cream topping. Soooo good.

                        After all that, I put in my pita bread. The oven could of been a bit hotter, but they turned out excelent. They puffed up like giant oyster crackers but didn't brown like I thought they should have.

                        All said, bestest party of the new year.
                        I took some pics, but the camera ran out of gas - "no power". (Poor battery management).

                        Happy world peace-a party to all and thanks to all who participted. Can't wait 'til next year.

                        dusty

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                        • #13
                          Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

                          Frances,
                          Loved the image of little fires lighting up the globe. You definatly held down your side.

                          Great pics.

                          Which was of you?

                          dusty

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                          • #14
                            Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

                            Inishta,
                            Thanks for starting it off. I'm convinced that we all caught up. Happy WPP #1.

                            dusty

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                            • #15
                              Re: 1. Worldwide Pizza Party: report of the Swiss Chapter

                              Dave,
                              Thanks for the pita recipe. Sitto would be proud.

                              dusty

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