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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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  • Hello from north central Massachusetts

    I am looking forward to building a 42" oven this spring, using the plans from Forno Bravo, which I love! Bravo! I will build the oven, and a, hopefully, very pretty enclosure with roof, on the site of the "Garlic and Arts Festival" in Orange MA. (garlicandarts.com) We are in our 9th year and had around 10,000 visitors last year. I am excited about this project. I love building things but am only a mediocre mason (so far). I am a great Italophile and have experienced real Napolitano pizza in Naples, definitely one of the most wonderful cities on earth. I am planning to follow the design very closely and stucco the exterior and perhaps dress that up with some neighborhood made tiles. I expect to have technical questions as I get closer to the project and am glad for the opportunity of lots of advice.

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    Re: Hello from north central Massachusetts

    Excellent. I can't wait to see how the GAF attendees enjoy the oven this year. I foresee garlic pizza.

    There is a large garlic festival in Gilroy, CA. Are the two related?
    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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      Re: Hello from north central Massachusetts

      James, thanks for the welcome. No, there are no connections between our festival and the one in Gilroy. It's just that some of the neighbors grow a cash crop of numerous varieties of garlic, and now also, salad greens; all organic, biodiesel, off the grid and all that good stuff. Definitely, garlic pizza and roasted garlic, bruschetta with garlic and tomato, I only wish we could serve red wine to go with it all; but not at this event. The oven will also serve the local community, about a dozen families, during the rest of the year, or at least when the weather is congenial. Right now the wind is howling and we have a foot of snow blowing around.

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