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my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    no, theyre burgundy.

    the orange books in question dont say loro piana on the front


    I think we're talking of the same books. I have seen them everywhere.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

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    Motorino in Brooklyn has the best pizza hands down. Was never impressed by pizza in Italy. My great grandmother who was from Naples always made pizza quite differently. She baked the dough first like you would for sacilian, and then slathered sauce and spices on the top. No cheese. Maybe just some parmagana sprinkled on top.
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Motorino in Brooklyn has the best pizza hands down. Was never impressed by pizza in Italy. My great grandmother who was from Naples always made pizza quite differently. She baked the dough first like you would for sacilian, and then slathered sauce and spices on the top. No cheese. Maybe just some parmagana sprinkled on top.

    I can't speak to pizza in Italy, but pizza in Naples is a revelatory experience.
     
  4. T4phage

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    Motorino in Brooklyn has the best pizza hands down. Was never impressed by pizza in Italy. My great grandmother who was from Naples always made pizza quite differently. She baked the dough first like you would for sacilian, and then slathered sauce and spices on the top. No cheese. Maybe just some parmagana sprinkled on top.

    what is this? i don't even...
     
  5. T4phage

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    .....what I can only describe as the best pizza I have ever had, the highlight of which was "pizza fritta" - a pizza which is half-fried ...

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    usually the filling is inside a pizza fritta
     
  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    what is this? i don't even...

    You would not believe the number of New Yorkers who make a point of hating Italian/Neapolitan pizza, usually without ever having actually tried it or understanding what they're eating--not that such applies to Patrick.
     
  7. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Motorino in Brooklyn has the best pizza hands down.

    Have you been to Totonno's in Brooklyn? If so, please compare.
     
  8. aj_del

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    I think we're talking of the same books. I have seen them everywhere.

    The ones I have seen look like this

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  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    You would not believe the number of New Yorkers who make a point of hating Italian/Neapolitan pizza, usually without ever having actually tried or understanding what they're eating--not that such applies to Patrick.

    Here's our decent place down the road.


    - B
     
  10. gdl203

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    You would not believe the number of New Yorkers who make a point of hating Italian/Neapolitan pizza, usually without ever having actually tried or understanding what they're eating--not that such applies to Patrick.

    But this comment was particularly dumb as he's saying that the most Naples-inspired Napolitan pizza maker in NYC (Motorino, since UVPN moved to SF) is actually much better than the Napolitan pizza he is emulating. [​IMG]

    If anyone told Palombino his pizza was better than anything you'd find in Italy, he'd laugh at you.

    By the way, that puffy pizza in the OP looks very much like the pizza you'd find at Olio in the village. Can't eat too much of that though, it's very filling.
     
  11. T4phage

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    You would not believe the number of New Yorkers who make a point of hating Italian/Neapolitan pizza, usually without ever having actually tried or understanding what they're eating--not that such applies to Patrick.

    is it liek ny'ers believe that the best is found there?
    something like vegas and its replicas?
     
  12. edmorel

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    best pizza in the world is Sbarro's.
     
  13. voxsartoria

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    best pizza in the world is Sbarro's.

    [​IMG]

    Slathered in Red Hot sauce, with couple bottles of Rolling Rock.


    - B
     
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    is it liek ny'ers believe that the best is found there?
    something like vegas and its replicas?


    I've found many NYCers to be surprisingly provincial in their artistic and musical tastes.

    --Andre
     
  15. mafoofan

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    Here's our decent place down the road.

    I think you can get pretty decent Neapolitan pizza in the U.S.--but it's rarely appreciated very much. At it's best, it should be a simple thing made of very few, but very high-quality, ingredients. But nobody seems to know good mozarella from bad. In Naples, and in the best examples I've found in the U.S., you can smell the milkiness of the mozarella and it becomes creamy when melted, not rubbery.

    A place near where I live has an excellent Neapolitan pizza with respect to all measures except for the crust, which is far too stiff. I tried a place in Atlanta with whnay that is recognized by some official Neapolitan pizza authority; the crust and sauce were awesome and dead-on, but the cheese didn't measure up. You can't have everything, I guess.

    Another thing, I don't think anybody in Naples cuts their pizza. As we witnessed, you're supposed to tear at it. That wouldn't fly in middle America.
     
  16. voxsartoria

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    Another thing, I don't think anybody in Naples cuts their pizza. As we witnessed, you're supposed to tear at it. That wouldn't fly in middle America.

    How about just outside of Naples?

    Mina and Dino took us all into the hills of old Napoli for what I can only describe as the best pizza I have ever had, the highlight of which was “pizza fritta” – a pizza which is half-fried and which Parker and I as Californians are probably forbidden from eating, at the risk of losing our state residency. The place was absolutely packed for a Thursday evening and even with Mina and Dino knowing the owners we still had to wait 90 minutes for a table. The dinner was worth every minute of that wait, and I’m forever spoiled for pizza…

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    Cheers,
    Eddie


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    - B
     
  17. mafoofan

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    But this comment was particularly dumb as he's saying that the most Naples-inspired Napolitan pizza maker in NYC (Motorino, since UVPN moved to SF) is actually much better than the Napolitan pizza he is emulating. [​IMG]

    I'd like to try it out for myself. But I love NY-style pizza in its own right--it's just a different animal and shouldn't be compared to the authentic Neapolitan stuff. Big Nick's on the UWS is awesome.

    is it liek ny'ers believe that the best is found there?
    something like vegas and its replicas?


    I've found many NYCers to be surprisingly provincial in their artistic and musical tastes.

    Snobbish provincialism, which is even worse.

    [​IMG]

    Slathered in Red Hot sauce, with couple bottles of Rolling Rock.


    Dude, Totino's pepperoni crispy crust pizza is a legitimately awesome pizza.
     
  18. mafoofan

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    How about just outside of Naples?



    [​IMG]


    That's not a traditional Neapolitan pizza. It's some sort of fried variety.
     
  19. gdl203

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    Actually, this is also a fairly traditional form of Napolitan pizza.
     
  20. Despos

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    By the way, that puffy pizza in the OP looks very much like the pizza you'd find at Olio in the village. Can't eat too much of that though, it's very filling.

    Also resembles the crust at Keste
     

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