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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.
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- 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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  • Olive oil is healthy

    Phew. Here is an article from our local paper, the Press Democrat:

    "Researcher's may have pinned down one important reason for the positive effect olive oil appears to have on cardiovascular health: It contains a naturally occurring anti-inflamitory chemical.

    The substance, which researchers call oleocanthal, has the same anit-inflamitory effect as durgs like Ibuprofen and Aspirin, which can inhibit the sometimes harmful effects of enzymes called cox-1 and cox-2. The report appears in the Sept. 1 issue of Nature.

    Researchers are speculating that health benefits widely linked with the Mediterranean diet, which is reach is rich in olive oil, may stem at least in part from the same mechanism."

    I feel much better...

    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    Last year we purchased a house / ruin in the small Spanish village of Fondales in the Alpujarras between Granada and the cost. Most of the indigenous population are now very old and in some cases rather infirm, however, their general health and age is exelent. Most folks in Fondales and the Alpujarras produce their own olive oil and consume it in vast quantities. We have been very lucky with our new villagers as they have a small surplus of oil at times that we can obtain from them. The tast, texture, smell and coulor of the oil is like nothing one can obtain from a shop in the Uk. So perhaps its true - more oil doctor
    Last edited by Alf; 09-29-2005, 10:42 AM.
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