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This week in CEP 810 we have begun our Networked Learning Project. Our task is to learn something new that we have always wanted to do using only YouTube and Internet Help Forums.
What a great opportunity to get a little more comfortable in my kitchen! I have quite a nice oven in my kitchen (which I hardly use) and I figured it was time to put it to the test by making one of my favorite dishes – pizza! There is no shortage of good pizza here in Thailand. We have some amazing Italian restaurants, which serve authentic wood-oven pizza comparable to what you find in Rome. There is also the typical fast food variety (e.g. Dominos, Pizza Hut, etc.). The problem is that pizza here is very expensive. A medium-size pizza (for 1 person) can be up to 10 times the price of a meal on the streets.
Learning how to make pizza would save a lot of money and also allow me to enjoy it more often. Since there are so many types of pizza (Chicago Deep Dish, Calzone, Flatbread, Mexican, Lebanese, etc.) and variations (toppings, crusts, dough, etc.), I was excited about the fact that this project could very well last beyond the course of the semester!
My first step was to find specific online tutorials and forums that would suit my current needs. I am missing a lot of basic equipment for making pizza, such as a pizza stone, pizza cutter, pizza peel and dough mixer. My plan, however, is not to purchase everything right away. I want to start simple and see the progress I can make with what I have in my kitchen. For example, making my own pizza dough might not be necessary in the beginning; instead I could be a bit more practical and choose the store-bought variety.
Here are some resources that will serve my purpose for the time being: