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#11 Sat 10 Jul 10 3:22pm

jutta73

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From Melbourne, Australia
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Re: I've (almost) cracked Naples-style pizza...

All very interesting tips. I have also been to Naples and the pizza there will forever stand out in my mind and culinary memory. I would go into a pizzeria the locals frequented (no tourists apart from me and my friends) and it was amazing. I compare all pizzas to that and am naturally disappointed. In London, near where I lived was a local pizzeria run by a family from Naples so that was heavenly for me, but now back in Melbourne I need to go further afield to find great pizza. Alot of pizza places in Australia are a bit like you describe, they use this awful processed ham. Yuck! And pile it on pizzas. Bases are not quite right. However, in my local area I have found two wood-fired pizzerias and they are pretty good, and a little further afield is Lygon Street, a street of Italian restaurants which is a great place to go but you still have to pick the right place for good pizza. While Melbourne is a bit of foodie paradise and very multi-cultural, there is a variety of quality from very bad to extremely good so it is a matter of searching.

I plan to get a pizza tile for my oven, so thanks for the tips! I love making my own pizza dough - can't say I have perfected it yet but still better than any take away around here.

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#12 Sat 10 Jul 10 3:24pm

SonomaEddie

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Re: I've (almost) cracked Naples-style pizza...

Where's Alice?

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#13 Sat 10 Jul 10 4:03pm

Anna

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Re: I've (almost) cracked Naples-style pizza...

I was wondering that too, Eddie.

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#14 Sat 10 Jul 10 4:25pm

nanstertoo

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Re: I've (almost) cracked Naples-style pizza...

I always heard that pizza was like sex, there's no such thing as bad pizza. whistle  lol

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#15 Sat 10 Jul 10 4:40pm

Birdymum

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Member since Thu 23 Oct 08

Re: I've (almost) cracked Naples-style pizza...

SonomaEddie wrote:

Where's Alice?

Confused.
Do you mean Alice Springs, the town in the center of Australia?
question

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#16 Sat 10 Jul 10 4:49pm

Anna

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From Switzerland
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Re: I've (almost) cracked Naples-style pizza...

lol That doesn't make any sense!  No, Alice Twain, the forum member who is knowledgeable and passionate about regional Italian cooking.  wink

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#17 Sat 10 Jul 10 4:50pm

SonomaEddie

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Re: I've (almost) cracked Naples-style pizza...

Birdymum wrote:

SonomaEddie wrote:

Where's Alice?

Confused.
Do you mean Alice Springs, the town in the center of Australia?
question

No, I was talking about the Italian cousin of our famous 19th Century American humorist, journalist and novelist Alice Twain.

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#18 Sat 10 Jul 10 4:51pm

Birdymum

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Re: I've (almost) cracked Naples-style pizza...

Thanks, feeling a bit foolish now. whistle

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#19 Sat 10 Jul 10 5:04pm

Anna

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Re: I've (almost) cracked Naples-style pizza...

Don't feel badly!  It was funny.   wink  lol Laughing *with* you, not at you!

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#20 Sat 10 Jul 10 5:08pm

MsPablo

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Re: I've (almost) cracked Naples-style pizza...

I saw an episode of Tyler's Ultimate where he goes to Naples.  A woman demonstrated pizza made with tomatoes that were smoked three months prior, kind of semi-dried, not leathery.  I was really intrigued and wonder if anyone has tried this.

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