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Old 05-25-2008, 05:21 PM
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Canned San Marzanos are all well and good but I'm looking forward to some good fresh local tomatoes on a pizza ... just about three more months to go .
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Yeah me too, I think some of our "money makers" will find their way into sauce this year (if they don't get eaten in the greenhouse).
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Not sure from what I've been reading that the San Marzanos necessarily make the best pizza. Aparently they were traditionally selected for their dryness (ie not a lot of water in them to send your base soggy). Had thought about growing some-but aparently it's the canning process that makes the difference.

Another more cynical opinion was they became popular as due to their shape, you can fit more in the can.

Still not tracked them down yet so can't speak for myself (and still have about 10 varieties of tinned toms to get through anyway).
I looked everywhere for San Marzano tommys. Went to local Delis and specialist food shops. Couldn't find them anywhere. Finally found them in Tescos of all places. It is in the "Finest" range next to all the other tinned tomatoes. It has the label of authenticity on them.


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Sainsburys also sell San Marzano toms in their "Taste the difference" range, probably very similar to Tesco. They also have a label of authenticty on them. I stocked up while I was there this lunchtime.

Other then the Nifeislife site, still haven't managed to find Caputo 00 Flour as yet. Has any one found any other brand that may be more readly available in the UK that has been used with any success. I read earlier that mmmhumous used Mcdougals 00 flour, did this turn out OK? I will probably take the plunge and order a 25kg bag from Nifeislife.

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Old 07-09-2008, 08:39 AM
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The Tipo 00 flour from Nifeislife has been excellent, I just broke the 25kg bag up into 6-8 airtight containers, 3 in the freezer and the rest in a dark cupboard.

Been fine and it does make superb pizza dough.

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I looked everywhere for San Marzano tommys. Went to local Delis and specialist food shops. Couldn't find them anywhere. Finally found them in Tescos of all places. It is in the "Finest" range next to all the other tinned tomatoes. It has the label of authenticity on them.


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Oooh, this is a useful tip for me, too. Tesco just broke into the American market late last year, with their "Fresh and Easy" brand. They're everywhere now--I can think of 3 within a 5 mile radius. I'll check it out this week, thanks!
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:42 AM
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Hey Guys, just got the latest NifeisLife newsletter. Promotional Code: FREE45 gives you free standard delivery for upto 15Kg of goods and a free gift, so my first order of:

25kg of caputo 00 (16)
600g cheese (7.50)
Free Gift

Came to 27.06

Look forward to trying it out over the weekend!!
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:11 AM
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Had a look in all of my local (south Manchester and Cheshire) Sainsbury, Tesco, M&S and Waitrose Stores (and online stores). Only San Marzanos I've found were fresh Tesco's Finest ones.
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I got them from Sainbury's in a tin in their taste the difference range. Ask the store or department manager at Sainsbury's to get some in for you, they stock them in other stores and are part of the Sainsbury's own range so should not be a problem.

Can you let me know how you get on with the cheese from Nifeislife

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Old 07-29-2008, 04:20 AM
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I got them from Sainbury's in a tin in their taste the difference range. Ask the store or department manager at Sainsbury's to get some in for you, they stock them in other stores and are part of the Sainsbury's own range so should not be a problem.

Can you let me know how you get on with the cheese from Nifeislife

Good luck with the toms

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Will do, I'll give tesco's a go too.

Cheese is pretty good. I ordered the Gorgonzola from Piedmont and the smoked and normal Scamorzine.

The scamorzine was interesting (somewhere between mozerella and hulumi in taste and texture) and is great on pizza. The gorgonzola was very good (very ripe).
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