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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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    I hope KiwiPete doesn't mind my posting this. Peter ordered a 55lb bag of Caputo Pizzeria flour for delivery to New Zealand. Caputo doesn't have a distributor there yet, and he really wanted to use it. Needless to say, the shipping cost more than the flour and it will take a while get there, but I think that's great. To me it shows the desire to do things right and not settle for something that isn't what you want.

    Molto eccellente.

    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

  • #2
    Sources

    James,

    Ran into a source for cheeses, etc., etc., you might want to check out. Go to todarobros.com and have a look at their selection of Italian ingredients. Interesting. Their prices for Marzano tomatoes don't seem outlandish. They've been in business since 1917 in New York.

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

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    • #3
      Hey Jim,
      You are supposed to buy your San Marzanos from the Forno Bravo Store. :-) Besides, I just checked, and the shipping cost was more than the tomatoes -- some Internet stores do that.

      James
      Pizza Ovens
      Outdoor Fireplaces

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      • #4
        Pet peeve with internet stores

        And I will name names. Look out for the ones that base the coast of shipping on the price of the item. One of the stores whoe first name is the same as Mr. gates and whose last name is a county in California charges by the price of the item. The wife wanted a fancy dancy toaster that comes from England. The cost is $400. It is a warehouse item only so you can't go to the store to pick it up, you have to mail/email order it. Shipping charges are 10% of the cost of the item. Its total weight was 3 pounds, shipping was $40. Another item that I didn't want but weighed over 100 pounds and came from a European country cost only $100, shipping would have been $10. I ended up going through another company who charged based on weight and destination - fair and equitable.

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        • #5
          San Marzanos

          James,

          Okay, okay, apologies, mucho. Just a place I found, mostly for cheese. Don't forget, I'm a bread guy, but if I do branch out (vine joke) into pizzas, I'll definitely go to the Forno Bravo store. Might not have to, though, because I live near Toronto, which has the largest Italian population of any city, anywhere, except, I think, Rome. I'll check the stores in Little Italy.

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

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