pizza project v2.0

So, some more testing has been done. I finally got the Caputo 00 flour, the one they use to make Neapolitan style pizza. It is lovely, and way easier to handle when compared to the local flour I find here in Bogota. It must have a higher protein %; the elasticity improved and shaping/opening the ball for baking is better. The Weber needed some tweaking too. I had to improve the temperature (more coal and wood) and now, the pies are starting to look nice (notice the "leoparding" on the white pie).

Next steps: improve shaping (although as long as it tastes good, I dont really care about a round shape) and pizza rotation, this becomes a problem with such high temps (850-900ºF), if you dont rotate it soon enough, the borders get burned. Taste improved a lot too, faster baking = more tender crust, and it really is all about the crust. In the pictures you can see a modified/fake Stracciatella and the classic napolitana. Till next time, and merry christmas to all.

argentinian goodness

argentinian goodness

Argentinian heaven, ojo de bife cooked medium. Ate two times at the same place, it is heaven, I totally recommend it. No pretensions, nothing, it's called El Establo.

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

ristretto

ristretto

Another screenshot of a clip shot at a Verona cafe, trying out more color grading, loving this look. The ristretto was lovely by the way...

Verona, Italy.

luch

luch

Another iPhone shot. Processed on Instagram, shot at a Bucaramanga farmers market called Plaza Guarin.

mini cookie

mini cookie

Testing the Canon powershot s95 macro, very impressive. This is a mini chocolate chip cookie.

pork shoulder

pork shoulder

Merry Xmas to everybody, this is what I cooked, a slow-cooked pork shoulder, 7h cooking time.

pizza guy

pizza guy

A very nice pizza guy I met in Venice, the pizza was absolutely delicious.

Venice, Italy.

suckling pig

suckling pig

Ate this suckling pig last night at the world's (or at least Europe's) oldest restaurant: "Sobrino de Botín" aka. Botín. This was the most delicious plate of baked pig I've ever had. Done in a wood oven (most part), truly amazing.

Off to Italy today, cheers!

Madrid, Spain.

morning joy

morning joy

My usual cup of espresso in the morning, not a perfect pour here, but delicious, nonetheless.

latte art

latte art

Rosetta in the making, at the past WBC (World Barista Championship) held at Bogota, Colombia.