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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.
- 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.

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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  • Finally figured out that mystery ingredient!

    Pizza in Naples 'cooked with wood from coffins' - Telegraph

  • #2
    Re: Finally figured out that mystery ingredient!

    Yeah, splat, you discovered my secret. Adds a complex aroma like wet, wild mushrooms - a combination of Old Man's Beard, Angel of Death, Dead Man's Fingers, and Black Trumpets.



    • #3
      Re: Finally figured out that mystery ingredient!

      Apparently it's pizza talk day in the media. This one makes me a little sad. Some rightness with an equal amount of wrongness:
      Homemade Pizza That Is the Opposite of Fast Food - NYTimes.com

      I'm sorry, but anyone who claims they can turn out a true Naples-style pizza/crust from a regular home oven-even at self-clean temps- is smoking it, and not in the WFO way. I've proved it to myself with back to back tests using the exact same dough and ingredients. Can indoor oven pizza be pretty good? Yes. Is it even close to being as good or the same as what comes out of a well-run WFO? NO!
      I mean, I'm glad anytime anyone is talkin' pizza, but if he hasn't done pizza in a WFO, I don't think he's qualified to make the comparison, you know?
      I'd love to have Mr. Strand over for a little back to back WFO/indoor oven action to set him straight


      • #4
        Re: Finally figured out that mystery ingredient!

        I read that one to... you summarized my feelings well - even better than I did! So...should we kidnap him and send him on the underground pizza railroad?


        • #5
          Re: Finally figured out that mystery ingredient!

          YES, lets! The underground pizza railroad...maybe we really need to make one of those!
          Too bad no one asked us, huh?

          I'm also annoyed by the "metal releases easier than wood" statement. REALLY?? Because that is exactly the opposite of my experience.
          Gosh I'm a snob.


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            I SOOOOOOO did not want to know about that!
            "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

            "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka


            • #7
              Re: Finally figured out that mystery ingredient!

              Hi Splatg!

              I missed the release comment. And I agree though it may be that he uses PAM on his metal peel.....And that should work....

              How about the Underground Pizza Railroad Tour (visiting world class home ovens around the world - and other great places). Whatayathink?



              • #8
                Re: Finally figured out that mystery ingredient!

                It would be fun to have a database of owner-built WFO's and people who are open to hosting other WFO enthusiasts. The bread club that I am vaguely a member of around here maintains a list of local ovens but doesn't ever seem to do anything with the info...