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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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  • Maui

    While in Maui to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, Sally and I found not one but two brick ovens. One was at the Four Seasons and the other was at the Grand Wailea, both in the Wailea area.

    The one at the Grand is in the Bistro near the pools and was a true wood burning oven. We did not try it only because we discovered it late in our stay.

    The one, next door, in the Four Seasons Italian restaurant I am unsure about. As I walked by it, it seems to be gas fired so it may have been dual fueled. We had the special that night which was a local fish, with potatoes, tomatoes, olives, etc baked together in the oven. A wonderful dish.

    J W

  • #2
    Re: Maui

    FB just added a dealer in HI, and they have their first order -- a residential oven.

    I am picturing wood-fired fish. What do you think JW, do brick ovens fit in there?
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces


    • #3
      Re: Maui

      There is a local hardwood that I can't think of right now that is used at the Grand. There seems to be a lot of scrub around - almost like manzinita. Should be a good market.

      And the fish that we had was wonderful. It benefited from the wood fire.

      J W


      • #4
        Re: Maui

        Is it Koa wood? They seem to make everything out of that in Hawaii.

        The restaurant at the Four Seasons is Ferraro's. Worth checking out - although I believe the oven is a Woodstone and was gas fired...at least that's what it was when Karen and I went there a couple of years ago.

        On the Big Island, there is a little restaurant in the Shops at Waikola called Merriman's. They actually make very good pizza...best I found on the Big Island, although obviously the choices are limited.


        • #5
          Re: Maui

          That would be kiawe wood. Very similar to mesquite. Stop in at at Flatbread for a pie from their earthen oven. The Mopsy is the shiz...


          • #6
            Re: Maui

            Just returned from Maui and had the pleasure of eating at The Flatbread in Paia all organic including no nitrates in their meats.


            • #7
              Re: Maui

              You'll be interested to know that everything is cooked with fire. (The brownies are not made on premisis.)


              • #8
                Re: Maui

                Most use the Kiawe wood on the islands for cooking as it is a hard wood and has a unique mesquite flavor and aroma.

                As they say here, it creates an ONO pizza.