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ealiel

Hi from Italy

Hi all. My name is guido and i'm writing from Italy, to be precise Novara near Milano. I like baking and i like bread. I have a wood fire oven and with this i bake bread, cake and the neapolitan Pizza (verace) :-D. (i'm Neapolitan :D). I'm also working to improve my english and this forum is a good chance to improve it sharing my passion. 

Guido 

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Hi Guido,

Welcome. I'm very interested in hearing about your wood fired adventures, I too bake bread and pizza in a wood fired oven that I built. please post some pictures as you have time. BTW, I was born in Napoli,  raised in Brooklyn NY and lived in compagna for a while.

Angelo.

 

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Hi Angelo! Thanks!  Nice to read you :D.  I 've many photos of my pizza adventures! :D I use my wood fire every week and every weekend i eat pizza, also why my wife love pizza (she is from Novara and here in Piedmont pizza isn't as neapolitan pizza, even if it is not bad). One of my dream is to come in NY for a while and i hope this year or next year it'll become reality :D

Here you can find some pictures :D

Semola mix bread

pizza verace

chicken

Guido 

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Welcome aboard, and I hope you get to come to New York as soon as you are ready.

I live in New York (an 8-minute walk to the train, and 30 minutes to midtown Manhattan). When my kids get a bit older, and we're ready for international travel, I am going to find a fresh loaf "foreigner" to swap homes with.  That way my starter and our two cats can be taken care of while we are away.  And, of course, on request, I would stock the pantry with flour or grains, but somehow I don't think people would have the time or inclination to bake bread on vacation.

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ealiel

Hi david! I live near milano (half an hour) and near torino (1 hour). If you want to visit italy i'd be very pleased to share my house with your family!  I have a dog and starter :-) and also a wonderful garden with a lot of pomodori san marzano...the best for pizza ! :-)

 

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dabrownman

It seems every Italian town has its signature bread.  What bread do they make in Novara that is special to your city?  We love to bake breads from Italy - especially ones that are unique to a place.  Welcome and Happy WFO Baking

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Thanks! Here in novara we have "Biove piemontese" , a bread empty in the center and that i love to eat with gorgonzola cheese :-). But if you ask to me what's the tipically bread the answer is....bread-stick...Grissini. we eat them with a slice of Parma ham...fantastic! A bread made by a few grandmother is "gavasot" , a sourdough bread very crusty .

:-) please sorry for my english..correct me so i can improve it! :-)

 

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dmsnyder

Ciao, Guido!

Welcome to TFL!

Your bread, pizza and chicken all look delicious. I hope you share some of your favorite bread recipes with us. 

David

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Thanks David! I'll be very pleased to share with you my recipes and to learn from you more and more! Thanks! 

 

Guido