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type2tattoo 10-28-2008 10:32 AM

Can you tell me......
What is EVO? I have been studying these forums for ages, so much to read/learn. I keep seeing EVOO mentioned but can't work out what it is ?? I imagine its an american thing like twinkies or tab, I have no idea what either of them are either lol

We are still (sort of) on track for our first pizza party on the 8th of November, the oven isn't built yet but the base is :)

Will try to post Some pics between puddling clay and trying out dough recipes :)

Thanks all for a really good site x x

Modthyrth 10-28-2008 10:36 AM

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Nothing scary like twinkies ;-)

RTflorida 10-28-2008 02:01 PM

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AHHHHH - Twinkies......just remember this - only three things can withstand a nuclear holocaust, flood, fire, tsunami, or hurricane 1) cockroaches 2) rats 3) TWINKIES


brokencookie 10-28-2008 02:12 PM

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Twinkie Failure Testing
(reprinted from SPY magazine, July 1989) In an effort to clarify questions about the purported durability and unusual physical characteristics of Twinkies, we subjected the Hostess snack logs to the following experiments:

A Twinkie was left on a window ledge for four days, during which time an inch and a half of rain fell. Many flies were observed crawling across the Twinkie's surface, but contrary to hypothesis, birds -- even pigeons -- avoided this potential source of sustenance.
Despite the rain and prolonged exposure to the sun, the Twinkie retained its original color and form. When removed, the Twinkie was found to be substantially dehydrated. Cracked open, it was observed to have taken on the consistency of industrial foam insulation; the filling, however, retained its advertised "creaminess."
A Twinkie was placed in a conventional microwave oven, which was set for precisely 4 minutes -- the approximate cooking time of bacon. After 20 seconds, the oven began to emit the Twinkie's rich, characteristic aroma of artificial butter. After 1 minute, this aroma began to resemble the acrid smell of burning rubber. The experiment was aborted after 2 minutes, 10 seconds, when thick, foul smoke began billowing from the top of the oven. A second Twinkie was subjected to the same experiment. This Twinkie leaked molten white filling. When cooled, this now epoxylike filling bonded the Twinkie to its plate, defying gravity; it was removed only upon application of a butter knife.
A Twinkie was dropped from a ninth-floor window, a fall of approximately 120 feet. It landed right side up, then bounced onto its back. The expected "splatter" effect was not observed. Indeed, the only discernible damage to the Twinkie was a narrow fissure on its underside. Otherwise, the Twinkie remained structurally intact.
A Twinkie was placed in a conventional freezer for 24 hours. Upon removal, the Twinkie was not found to be frozen solid, but its physical properties had noticeably "slowed": the filling was found to be the approximate consistency of acrylic paint, while exhibiting the mercurylike property of not adhering to practically any surface. It was noticed that the Twinkie had generously absorbed freezer odors.
A Twinkie was exposed to a gas flame for 2 minutes. While the Twinkie smoked and blackened and the filling in one of its "cream holes" boiled, the Twinkie did not catch fire. It did, however, produce the same "burning rubber" aroma noticed during the irradiation experiment.
A Twinkie was dropped into a large beaker filled with tap water. The Twinkie floated momentarily, began to list and sink, and viscous yellow tendrils ran off its lower half, possibly consisting of a water-soluble artificial coloring. After 2 hours, the Twinkie had bloated substantially. Its coloring was now a very pale tan -- in contrast to the yellow, urine-like water that surrounded it. The Twinkie bobbed when touched, and had a gelatinous texture. After 72 hours, the Twinkie was found to have bloated to roughly 200 percent of its original size, the water had turned opaque, and a small, fan-shaped spray of filling had leaked from one of the "cream holes."
Unfortunately, efforts to remove the Twinkie for further analysis were abandoned when, under light pressure, the Twinkie disintegrated into an amorphous cloud of debris. A distinctly sour odor was noted.
The Twinkie's survival of a 120-foot drop, along with some of the unusual phenomena associated with the "creamy filling" and artificial coloring, should give pause to those observers who would unequivocally categorize the Twinkie as "food." Further clinical inquiry is required before any definite conclusions can be drawn.

Couldn't resist


james 10-28-2008 02:31 PM

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There's a good Twinkie joke is Wall-e -- the great Pixar movie. The cockroach, who has also survived into the distant future, at one point eats what is definitely a Twinkie. It takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.

Happily EVO is actually good for you. One of those rare finds that tastes good and is good for you. :-)


nodoubt68 10-28-2008 02:32 PM

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Thanks RT, I'm kinda glad we can't get them here! After that lovely bit of information I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything at all :-o

Modthyrth 10-28-2008 03:33 PM

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I don't think a fine sourdough or other great food would be appealing after any of those tests, either. As for me, after this thread I had to go out to the store and get a twinkie. Damn pregnancy hormones. They may be completely artificial, but they are strangely yummy. ;-)

type2tattoo 10-28-2008 09:57 PM

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Thanks for the info everyone, its obvious once someone tells you :) I still don't know what a twinkie is though lol sounds like I could build an oven with some maybe ?? Are they a sort of chocolate thing? and what is Tab? I hear these things on Scrubs but it just adds to my general confusion :o

Modthyrth 10-28-2008 10:06 PM

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Tab: cola soda that I haven't seen since the 80s.

Twinkie: Twinkie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a small yellow cake with a whipped-cream-ish filling.

type2tattoo 10-28-2008 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Modthyrth (Post 43730)
Tab: cola soda that I haven't seen since the 80s.

Twinkie: Twinkie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a small yellow cake with a whipped-cream-ish filling.

Sounds lovely <-< lol I think I'm glad we don't get them over here :)

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