Italian Bakery

Italian Bakery

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:37 pm

I'm not sure if anyone every posted about this place. The Italian Bakery in Tamaqua Schuylkill Co. Pa.. A coal fired brick oven baking Italian bread continuously for 116 years. I take my boys for a ride every so often to get some bread. We time it so we get there when the bread is coming out of the oven, about 11am. We bring a tub of butter and a knife and just eat the bread on the way home. It's awesome! :D Great rolls for cheesesteaks. Something you must try if you are every in the area. I think the owner is about 116 years old, you'll see in the pics.
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:13 pm

I sure wish we had an old bakery like that around here. That bread looks delicious!
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:30 pm

Holy cow-I'm sold. Do they mail order bread??
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:25 pm

Better order up a few loaves for the 'Meet and EAT'. :idea:
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:31 pm

whistlenut wrote:Better order up a few loaves for the 'Meet and EAT'. :idea:

I just might do that. Check out the utube video of the bakery. I'm not sure how to do a link. Just type in italian bakery, his name is Mickey Padora. Its a cool video.
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:38 pm

Do they make pasteries too or just bread?
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:46 pm

Last edited by Wood'nCoal on Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Embedded YouTube video
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:38 pm

traderfjp wrote:Do they make pasteries too or just bread?

Just bread. large & small loafs.
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:38 pm

markviii wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYdr8c-93bM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Thanks markiii.
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:06 pm

MATTHEW D. wrote:
markviii wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYdr8c-93bM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Thanks markiii.

Looking at the video, do you think the bakery would pass health department inspection? The wife observed a lot of rubbing his nose and rolling dough with bare hands. I know, we have done it that way for 109 years, but ...
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:46 pm

Looking at the video, do you think the bakery would pass health department inspection?


Absolutely not! Since my work involves sanitation of food prep areas I spotted numerous violations in the video...
That said I bet the bread is the best.
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:14 pm

I remember walking with Grandpop Altomari in South Philly (Little Italy) on my week-end visits, early in the morning was like an aromatic heaven with all the Italian bakery's & just households making the day's bread & sweet rolls :) Ahhhh memories ;)
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:33 pm

:secret: ... don't say that V word out loud. Y'all have good intentions but .... :secret:
    ... like to see it make it to 120+ years and there's them thar damn new fangled search engines

moderator majic time ...
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:13 am

I saw a repeat of a story WNEP did on this guy that must have been from over 10 years ago. It was one of those memory lane or video vault type of things. I thought he would surely be out of business by now but I’m glad to hear he is not. I’m going to have to get out there and try some of that bread one of these days.

I wouldn’t get hung up on not wearing plastic or rubber gloves. I’ve seen many places, small made to order sandwich shop type places, where the worker is wearing gloves to make the sandwich and then use the cash register and handle money, then go back to making sandwiches without changing gloves.
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:14 am

gaw wrote:I saw a repeat of a story WNEP did on this guy that must have been from over 10 years ago. It was one of those memory lane or video vault type of things. I thought he would surely be out of business by now but I’m glad to hear he is not. I’m going to have to get out there and try some of that bread one of these days.

I wouldn’t get hung up on not wearing plastic or rubber gloves. I’ve seen many places, small made to order sandwich shop type places, where the worker is wearing gloves to make the sandwich and then use the cash register and handle money, then go back to making sandwiches without changing gloves.

Thanks for making that point. It is what it is. I'm not too crazy about what I see on the video, but I'd sooner take my boys to see Mickey's Bakery than wal-mart bakery. It's a life experiance I love to share w/ my family. His son is in his 40's and will take it over some day. I hope he is grandfathered into everything and nothing changes! BTW, for you skeptics out there, The Brass Tap is approved by Pa. L&I, Liquor Enforcement,Liquor Control Board, Pottsville Health Dept.and anything else you need to see. I get my rolls from the famous Amaroso Bakery in Philly. Hope you enjoy the cheesesteaks at the Meet'n Greet on May 14th.
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