Sunday, July 20, 2008

800 Degree Pizza Ovens & WALL-E

Someone recently sent me a link to a New York Times article about pizza making. Or rather, about a passionate individual who circumvents the cleaning lock of his electric stove to achieve the high temperatures necessary for baking a pizza--I am jealous. For the past few months, we've been experimenting with baking pizzas at home, sometimes with discouraging results when the toppings overcook before the crust has had a chance to rise. Making dough seems fairly straightforward, the ingredients are simple and it's mostly just attention to detail. But baking is a pain, as most conventional home ovens don't seem to be up to the challenge of ultra-high temperature.

A New York Expatriate’s Magnificent Obsession: Pizza
Jeff Varasano (at Serious Eats)

However, there is hope. This afternoon, I watched a film called WALL-E and learned that pizzas can be grown from seeds. Perhaps I will start growing pizzas on my back deck. I've listened to a lot of hype about this movie in recent weeks. The film is extraordinarily well made, entertaining, socially conscious, and worth seeing.

WALL-E (at IMDB)

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