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Invitation - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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  • Invitation


    Mary G's Artisan Breads has been chosen as a host site for this year's Doors Open Ontario Tour. The program is organized by the provincial government to allow people to visit homes, historic buildings and enterprises, like vineyards and bakeries, they would not ordinarily see.

    My oven will be on view on August 11th from 10 am to 4 pm in the thriving village of Prince Albert, Ontario. Staff will erect signs and both brochures and directions can be had in the nearby town of Port Perry. My village is 70 kms north and east of downtown Toronto and directly north of Oshawa, Ontario. There will be hearth breads on hand, and I will be baking a limited amount through the day. I'm expecting to spend most of my time explaining the mysteries of the WFO.

    Here's a link to the official site: Doors Open Ontario - Doors Open Lake Scugog-Port Perry 2007.

    It would be great if any forum members could pay a visit.

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

  • #2
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    that is very generous of you but I will have to take a rain check when my other half and I tour the US on a 12 month round world trip a little further down the track when we retire (really just around the corner in real terms though).
    I guess that you will be very busy and have many envious visitors.
    It might help to have a few brochures printed with this FB forum for future prospective members on hand.
    I wish you a fine day and enjoyable openning.

    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know

    Neillís Pompeiii #1
    Neillís kitchen underway


    • #3
      Re: Invitation

      My daughter - who is in the Culinary Arts Management program at a local collage - and I attended this event and I am pleased to report that CanuckJim was almost literally overwhelmed with success. On a picture-perfect summer's day well over a hundred people stopped by to see Jim's oven and get answers to their questions about the hows and whys of artisan baking and wood fired ovens. By the account of the local municipal councilor, it was the most successful event site in the area.

      No one knew how many visitors to expect so Jim baked about 40 loaves, which sold out in an hour - and the dozen loaves he did on a late bake were spoken for before they went in the oven! Couldn't have asked for a better result.
      Un amico degli amici.


      • #4
        Re: Invitation

        Congratulations Jim.
        An excellent pizza is shared with the ones you love!

        Acoma's Tuscan:


        • #5
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          Thanks Jim,
          From the snow I've seen in your pics, I think I'll stay where it's a warm mid-30's. Hope your event goes well.
          Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.