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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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  • Just returned from a trip to England

    I just returned from a trip to England and I highly recommend Made in Italy in London. They appear to have several locations but we went to the only one we knew of at the time, as mentioned in Lonely Planet, in Chelsea on King's Rd. I can't speak for the others but I assume they all have true WFBOs. You can easily see the oven in the back of the kitchen from the dining area but I didn't get too close a look because none of the cooks spoke any English and seemed quite confused about my curiosity, so I politely gave up and left. Good table bread and good pizza though...oh, and the house Sangiovese was excellent too.

    I'm always curious about restaurants with true brick ovens: where did the oven come from? Did they build it or is there an actual company that goes around building them for restaurants. I assume that since this particular restaurant has several locations they must have a pretty solid method for cranking out new ovens when they need them, a dedicated or well-trusted builder of some sort. I asked, but they didn't understand what the hell I was asking so, again, I gave up. Even the hostess/waitress, who seemed to comprehend my question since she clearly spoke English, didn't have a clue where the oven came from and reacted as if it was positively the strangest question she had ever heard. Oh well.

    Cheers!

    Website: http://keithwiley.com
    WFO Webpage: http://keithwiley.com/brickPizzaOven.shtml
    Thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ttle-7878.html

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    Re: Just returned from a trip to England

    Looks like a commercial modular oven to me:



    Here's FB's version of what I think it is, from the look of it.

    The Forno Bravo Commercial Pizza Oven Family

    Nice brickwork arch in front: that's a nice style.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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    • #3
      Re: Just returned from a trip to England

      I saw that photo too, but that isn't the oven in the restaurant I went to. I could clearly see bricks lining the inside of the oven I was eating from. I take your point though.

      Website: http://keithwiley.com
      WFO Webpage: http://keithwiley.com/brickPizzaOven.shtml
      Thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ttle-7878.html

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      • #4
        Re: Just returned from a trip to England

        I am English and often venture into places i hear have an oven, i ask many questions and likewise, people think i am not right, these people have no passion at all, what a waste

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