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Antimo Caputo 00 Flour + Forno Bravo Wood-Fired Ovens = Exceptional Pizza!

Antimo Caputo 00 soft wheat flour is available at The ARCH in Asheville!

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 If you haven’t tried this remarkable flour you’ll be surprised by it’s soft light crust and extraordinary taste! Bags are 2.2lbs. Since 1924 ” We have produced the best flours for three generations, made from wheat and wheat alone and a passionate and generous interpretation of Neapolitan culinary tradition”.  Caputo is the Mill of Naples   Ideal flour for making authentic italian pizza dough, pasta, focaccia, breads and more.
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 It’s best to call ahead at 828 253 5455  to find out what we might have in stock and to pre-order as necessary.   A good discussion about why all  flours are not equal for pizza, gluten levels in flour, the 00 rating for the grind of the wheat can be found in this blog entry by Saveur magazine.
From the finest wheat grains
They use only the “heart” of the wheat in the Caputo flours which is a family owned and operated mill dating back to 1924.
 Combine this superb flour with a Forno Bravo wood-fired oven and you have a pizza that can’t be duplicated in other ovens. Once the heat is absorbed into the mass a Forno Bravo oven provides reflected heat, convection and conductive heat to bake the perfect pizza in just 90 seconds!  All three- the crust, cheese and the sauce is cooking at the same time. The live fire arcing over the interior dome browns the top of the pizza with a rich brown color and imparts a deep flavor. The Convection heat combined with the moisture in the oven helps steam and puff up the cornicione (the outer rim or crust) of the pizza, and with the intense floor heat direct heat extracts moisture from the dough of the pizza resulting in a unique crisp crust. This is hard to achieve in a conventional oven.  On the other hand,  these flour choices will improve your pizza crust in any oven!
Wood-fired ovens combine all the best conditions! For a more detailed explanation of Forno Bravo’s oven operation and cooking benefits click here.
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The ARCH is your full service Wood-fired oven location in Asheville!  We offer: oven sales, installations, and delicious Caputo )) flour for the very best pizza crust. Contact us for an estimate or just stop by at 2000 Riverside Dr Unit 10 Asheville, NC 28804

http://www.thearchnc.com/forno-bravo-wood-fired-ovens.html

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